Caterpillar's AP655D asphalt paver uses a "gateless" material-handling system featuring independent adjustment of its dual conveyors and augers. Screed options allow using either rear- or front-mounted extenders. Undercarriage choices include two versions of the Mobil-trac system, plus a steel-track system. Dual operating stations provide unobstructed sight lines, and the Advisor Monitoring System permits the operator to easily monitor and calibrate system operation, calculate paving speed and material requirements, and track items such as paving distance and fuel consumption. Estimated list price range: $425,000 to $450,000.
Staff | September 28, 2010