Lindy Paving, Inc is the largest asphalt paving contractor and manufacturer of quality asphalt products in Western Pennsylvania. Much of this material is offloaded at Lindy’s busy 19 acre Neville Island Terminal located on the Ohio River. At the very heart of the terminal’s barge offloading operation is the purpose-built SENNEBOGEN 870 M, a rubber-tired material handler Lindy Paving delivered by Gibson Machinery.
"We were originally considering a modified excavator, but realized it would have all kinds of features that we would never use," says Tim Lang, Equipment Manager for Lindy Paving, Inc. "On the other hand, SENNEBOGEN machines are made strictly for handling material. They’re very easy to operate, and very easy to maintain. They’re purpose-built for our application."
Equipped with a 4 ½ yard Young Clam Shell Bucket, the rubber-tired SENNEBOGEN 870 M moves up and down the Neville Island Terminal’s dock, offloading barges that have been secured in place. The machine moves continuously from one end of the barges to the next, loading waiting trucks with material. Being on wheels speeds up the 870 M’s barge unloading application and gives Lang the mobility he needs to move around the yard.