Tracked Paver Shows The Way - continued
With the Vogele Super 1900-3 pavers equipped with Vogele AB 600 TV extending screed, the operator can quickly safe settings while repositioning the machine and then reset the machine to the same parameters
The “AutoSet Plus” repositioning and transport function was a valuable aid and guaranteed a consistent paving quality. With this function, the paver is put into transport mode automatically with a single push of a button before repositioning; the hopper front, auger, screed and deflectors in front of the crawler tracks are raised; conveyors are reversed; the screed is locked in position and all the settings are saved.
After repositioning, another push of the button is all it takes to reset the systems to the previous working positions. Apart from enabling a consistently high paving quality, it also saves on time.
For variable pave widths
Being able to adjust the screed quickly was critical for the project.
The screed operator can adjust the width by simply rotating a wheel on the console. The result is a consistent feed for a high-quality finish.
The work was made easier still by another new “Dash 3” function - the ErgoPlus 3 screed operator’s console. This has “SmartWheel” for infinitely variable screed width control which impressed the operator, Hüseyin Arkoc:
With the SmartWheel I can infinitely extend and retract the screed with one finger. And I can do this at two speeds: slow if I want to go along an edge or fast if I want to extend or retract the screed quickly.
For safe transfer of the mix
When feeding the hopper, communication between the feed lorry driver and the paver operator used to be a problem.
This is overcome on the Vogele paver with “PaveDock Assistant” which, through the use of clear light signals, e.g. for reverse, stop, dumping the mix, etc. gives clear instructions to the truck driver.