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Tier 4 engine powers paver truck and meets emissions regulations

Tier 4 engine powers paver truck and meets emissions regulations

The new M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver from Bergkamp Inc. receives power from the Tier 4 truck engine that fulfills stringent emissions regulations. Based on customer feedback, Bergkamp developed the M310CS with the same proven design, efficiency and productivity as its M310 paver, but with PTO-driven hydraulic pumps that allow elimination of the side engine. This feature, along with the Tier 4 truck engine technology, allows customers to reduce their emissions reporting and equipment maintenance needs. 

The M310CS utilizes direct-drive hydraulics that are controlled by Bergkamp's advanced EMCAD (Electronic Mix Control And Diagnostic) System, which is designed to manage power inputs and electronically control material outputs to maintain the desired mix design. Standard on the M310CS, EMCAD displays current and average material ratios, total material used and material application rates, eliminating manual calculations and simplifying calibration. In addition, it electronically self-diagnoses and displays easy-to-read indication lights and diagnostics, reducing troubleshooting and repair time. Even less-experienced operators can quickly make adjustments during production without compromising the accuracy of the mix. EMCAD can produce on-demand and end-of-day reports to track production for individual sections of the job, or the entire job, via an onboard printer. Ultimately, the system allows the operator to control the production with simple adjustments, while the driver progresses at an optimized rate of speed - ensuring faster project completion.

The M310CS carries 10 yd3 (9.1 m3) of aggregate, 630 gallons (2,385 litres) of both asphalt emulsion and water and 80 gallons (303 litres) of additive. It is based on the proven design that has earned Bergkamp's equipment widespread respect from its customers. As part of its many ergonomic features, the operator interface console has easy-to-use joystick controls and slides to either side to provide the operator with the best available view. The pugmill safely slides out for easier cleaning; the bottom bowl stays in the paver, while the excess material falls out of the bottom for a faster cleaning job. The low position of the fines feeder makes it easily accessible for loading. All liquid tanks are removable for maintenance.  

Aggregate is delivered to the pugmill by a 24-inch-wide belt-over-chain conveyor, which eliminates slippage, while the steep hopper walls minimize bridging problems. A positive displacement pump, three-way valve and inline strainer allow trouble-free loading of asphalt emulsion onto the truck, so new material can be loaded at full rate without affecting the production settings.

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