220 Degrees in 30 Minutes

September 28, 2010

Caterpillar PaverFour electrically heated screeds from Caterpillar Paving are available for its AP-1000B, AP-1055B, AP-800D and AP-655C asphalt-paver models. A quiet-running, tractor-mounted generator uses internal, electronic voltage regulation to deliver consistent heating power, which is designed to warm the screed to 220 F in 30 minutes or less at an ambient temperature of 40 F. Temperature settings to 300 F are available, and the heating elements are replaceable. An optional power panel supplies up to 8 kilowatts through four 120-volt and two 240-volt receptacles. Estimated list prices: $62,000 to $73,000.