A British Columbia asphalt paving firm is growing by specializing in contract municipal work, with multiple small paving jobs per day and is using modern paving, compaction and milling equipment to expedite the process.
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Wirtgen America, Inc. and SMS Equipment, Inc. have mutually agreed to terminate the distribution agreement for Wirtgen Group products (Wirtgen, Hamm, Vogele and Kleemann). SMS will no longer be an authorized Wirtgen Group dealer after November 30, 2019, will no longer be a Wirtgen Group-authorized service centre after January 31, 2020, and will no longer be an authorized dealer of Wirtgen Group OEM parts after February 28, 2020. The Wirtgen Group and SMS are committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and not disruptive. As this transition occurs, the Wirtgen Group and SMS will remain in communication to make this as seamless as possible.
A total of 120 exhibits, including 18 world premieres and 25 innovations as well as six interactive technology demos: the Wirtgen Group's booth at Bauma was packed with leading machine and application technologies from Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, Benninghoven, and John Deere.
"A penny saved is a penny earned." WITOS FleetView is a must-have for anyone who takes this old proverb to heart, because with the fleet and service management solution from the WIRTGEN GROUP, users and machine operators have diverse advantages that are worth their weight in gold. An example from the field confirms it: GSI-Asphalt, a medium-sized enterprise in Eging am See, near Passau, Germany, has been using WITOS FleetView for years in conjunction with the SmartService service agreement. While SmartService provides for regular inspections in accordance with the instruction manual, the telematics solution WITOS FleetView additionally supports proactive maintenance planning and a rapid response in the event of faults. Both services guarantee maximum machine availability - enhancing the cost-efficiency and value retention of the machinery.
JOSEPH VÖGELE AG are restructuring their extensive range of road pavers and screeds. The world market leader will be dividing its range into two lines: the Premium Line and the Classic Line. The company will also be subdividing its products into up to five classes within those lines.
JOSEPH VÖGELE AG are further extending their range of service and training options for users: using a specially developed app and the associated web special, job-site professionals can now get to grips with the ErgoPlus 3 operating concept quickly and easily with the aid of numerous animations.
Trends in asphalt paving centre around making it easier and faster to lay down the highest quality pavement. In our latest in-depth report, our panel of experts from five manufacturers take a look at advances and technologies that are available in asphalt pavers, their current level of adoption, the advantages they offer, plus considerations when looking at the purchase of a new machine.
The Wirtgen Group showed of a number of its latest innovations at Intermat this year, all 5 brands were strongly represented: Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven. Visitors had the chance to talk with experienced applications experts from the Group and got up to speed on the latest technologies for the entire road construction cycle while learning more about the Wirtgen Group's extensive range of service offerings. Here is an overview of some of the highlights:
W 150 CFi with 1800-mm milling drum assembly leads the Wirtgen line-up.
Decoupled material transfer from the feed vehicle to the road paver is one of the major drivers in road construction. After all, this process is a critical factor with a considerable impact on the quality of asphalt paving projects. Material feeders are consequently gaining ground around the world - also because the machines simultaneously enhance productivity. The advanced MT 3000-2i Offset PowerFeeder, for instance, has a conveying capacity of 4,000 t per work shift. Equipped with a pivoting conveyor for transferring the mix - as indicated by the Offset in the name - the VÖGELE machines are particularly flexible in use.
Two major players in the worldwide construction market will be joining forces after Deere & Company and the Wirtgen Group announced that Deere will acquire the German-based manufacturer of road construction equipment in an all-cash deal worth more than $5 billion US.
The 8-foot paver segment is of central importance to many road construction companies, because with these machines they can cover a wide range of applications, from small municipal job sites to highway construction and rehabilitation. With their strong performance and a uniquely compact design, the new SUPER 1700-3i and SUPER 1703-3i pavers put JOSEPH VÖGELE AG at the forefront of technology in this field. They also integrate the practical features that make the "Dash 3" generation of SUPER pavers synonymous worldwide with modern road pavers – most notably the intuitive and ergonomic ErgoPlus 3 operating concept.
For road rehabilitation, the conventional process is to mill off the surface and replace the asphalt pavement. There are two other methods that are gaining usage worldwide.
While the newly designed MT 3000-2i material transfer vehicle is new to this continent, it is a product that has been developed and used in Europe for decades. For North America, the design has been changed to include swinging conveyors and continuous rubber tracks instead of steel tracks. It weighs 56,000 pounds and has a storage capacity of 18 tons. It can move 1,300 tons per hour, and active remixing is achieved by two 16-inch-diameter conical augers in the receiving hopper. Both primary and secondary conveyor belts are heated to keep material from sticking, and eliminate “warm up” loads. The secondary conveyor can swing 55 degrees to left or right. Heated scrapers also keep the belts constantly clean with a minimum of fuss.