Concrete equipment: improving productivity on concreting work

By Belinda Smart08 June 2021

Adaptability seems to be the watchword for the concrete equipment market, with market factors including wage costs and emissions regulations sharpening the focus on “doing more with less” particularly regarding the specific needs of the rental market.

Paving power

Two slipform pavers and a texture curing machine from Wirtgen Two slipform pavers and a texture curing machine from Wirtgen were used on the D1 freeway project in the Czech Republic. 

This principle certainly applies to German company Wirtgen Group’s, whose SP 154i slipform paver enables two-layer paving with exposed aggregate concrete, meaning that only the top layer consists of expensive exposed aggregate concrete, while lower cost mix can be used for the roadbed.

The company says paving the top concrete layer ‘wet on wet’ produces a strong bond between layers.

The SP 154i has four steerable and slewing crawler units, allowing the machine to be flexibly controlled in different job site conditions. It also has steerable and slewing crawler units making the pavers easy to load. It can be operated in ‘ECO mode’ to reduce fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

“The SP 154i features the same control panel design as the other models in Wirtgen’s current fleet of slipform pavers, meaning continuous and precise paving without any delays due to training.”...Sign in to continue reading.

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