Shanghai launch for purpose-built paver
By Chris Sleight13 November 2012
Vögele, part of the Wirtgen Group will unveil the Super 1800-2 HD paver at Bauma China, a machine developed specifically for the Chinese market. The company says it is an ideal machine for placing cold, coarse-grained material like cement-treated base (CTB) thanks to design features to combat the extra wear such materials cause.
The machine’s 15 tonne hopper has been designed to be lower (560 mm) and longer (2.42 m) than the Vögele’s standard Super-1800 to better accommodate Chinese trucks. The wear resistant conveyor is designed to handle non-bituminous materials, while the augers are also of a sturdy construction.
The paver has three operating modes, MIN, ECO and MAX. Vögele says ECO is suitable for 70% to 80% of all paving jobs, and can help cut fuel consumption and reduce wear. The machine also comes with Vögele’s Ergo Plus operating system
The Super 1800-2 HD comes with an SB 300 HD fixed-width screed as standard, which is designed to lay road bases true to line and level with the maximum possible degree of pre-compaction. This has a starting width of 3 m, which can be increased to 8 m with bolt-on extensions.
Other machines on show at the Group’s stand will include the W 100 H and W 130 H, 1 m milling machines from Wirtgen, built at the company’s factory in Langfang, again with local customer needs in mind. Features include a hydraulic travel and milling drum drive which delivers increased speed of travel and variable milling drum rotation speed.
Compaction equipment Hamm specialist will show three tandem rollers, the HD 128, HD O 128 V and HD 138, which the company says offer good handling, perfect overview, simple maintenance, extreme versatility and efficiency.
Wirtgen crushing & screening subsidiary Kleemann meanwhile will present the Mobiscreen MS 19 D, a robust triple-deck screen, again made in China. It processes feed material up to 150 mm in size and offers an output of up to 500 tonnes/hour. The company says it is well-suited to use with natural stone as well as recycling.