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and extension of the A 61.
With widths ranging from
2.55 m to 5 m, the screed was
simply perfect for the required
pave widths, which were be-
tween 2.9 m and 4.3 m.”
The material feeders
From 2015 onwards, the German
Federal Ministry of Transport has
specified the use of material feed-
ers for construction projects on
federal motorways and trunk
roads, so that paving can proceed
Material feeders were already
specified for rehabilitation of the
A 61 motorway and Schnorpfeil
opted for the Vögele MT 3000-2i
PowerFeeder, using one Standard
model and one Offset model with
a conveyor that could pivot through 55°.
The Offset model proved absolutely
invaluable, particularly at the edge of the
road, where the feed lorries were unable
to manoeuvre on account of a 25 cm deep trench.
Tandem roller for final compaction
For high-grade compaction of the base and binder course,
Schnorpfeil used a tandem roller HD+ 140i VO from
HAMM with a vibratory and an oscillating drum.
The surfaces it produces
feature excellent evenness.
An automatic reversing func-
tion ensures that the ma-
chine brakes and accelerates
without leaving undulations in
the roadway when changing
right up to the edge is also a
simple matter thanks to crab
steering. The operator al-
ways has a perfect view of the
drums, the rolled edges and
the job site from his cabin.
The key benefit to the contrac-
tor in using machines fro one
family is the simplicity of servic-
ing and parts supply.
The machines also share
much of the same technology for di-
agnostics and setting up which helps
operators on-site to quickly familiarise
themselves with different machines.
•Wirtgen Cold Milling Machines
•Joseph Vögele Pavers
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Diesel-driven pump helps empty and clean lake
When the Danish construction company Jokobsen &
Blindlilde A/S was contracted to clean up a lake close to
a residential area, they rented an Atlas Copco PAS 6 from
GSV Materieludlejning. The pump was used to empty the
lake and keep the area dry during the maintenance work.
The small lake, located near Middelfart on the island
of Funen in Denmark, is being dredged to purify the lake
of sludge as part of the Danish government’s plans to
meet EU standards.
Jokobsen and Blindlilde chose to work with an Atlas
Copco PAS 6. The pump has a flow of 80-500 m³/h or
1333-8333 l/min and can handle abrasive materials up to
76 mm in diameter. If a blockage occurs, a suction hose
can be used.
The maximum noise level is 66 db(A) and the working
engine speed is 1200-2000 rpm.
Henrik Christensen, Product Manager at GSV Materi-
“Draining water from the lake went very quickly,
taking about an hour. The lake will now be kept
dry so that our client can remove the mud
and create a new bed. ”
“There are many advantages to
choosing Atlas Copco equipment for our
“One of them is that the PAS 6 pump
is compact compared to its capacity. At
the same time, it's silent, fuel-efficient and
meets strict environmental requirements.
The pump fits in well in our overall ma-
chinery fleet and is easy to maintain. It has
the same Kubota motor as our generators
and since many spare parts are identical
to those found in alternators, we already
have them in stock. It's a big advantage
for both logistics and profitability.”
•Atlas Copco Airpower nv
Andreas Lau, Site Manager