Featuring an independent material-feed system with four sonic sensors, the new Volvo PF-6000 Series asphalt pavers (models PF-6110, PF-6160 and PF-6170) have a self-priming function to fill the auger-tunnel area in front of the screed, plus an automatic conveyor-chain tensioning system. The PF-6160 and PF-6170 use a level-ride undercarriage system that employs a hydraulic bogie system allowing independent action at each of the front bogies. The new pavers can handle a range of screeds, including vibratory, tamping, front-extension and rear-extension. All are equipped with a 30-kw generator, and the three-phase screed heating system allows heat bars to be replaced without removing plates. Depending on model and equipment, list prices for the new series range from $430,000 to $525,000.
Staff | September 28, 2010