Slipform Paver Masters A Very Special Job - page 3 of 3
The multi-functional machine features include convenient operation, the high speed at which it can be transported and repositioned and its fuel-saving engine concept and the Wirtgen Auto Pilot Field Rover.
Paving concrete on narrow roads or individual traffic lanes is an ideal job for our Auto Pilot Field Rover.
explains Martin Datzert, sales and applications specialist for slipform pavers from the Wirtgen Group.
Good-Bye To Stringlines
The Wirtgen Auto Pilot Field Rover makes it possible to produce concrete pavements fully automatically without stringlines.
This means that road construction firms can now complete their jobs more easily, quickly and, above all, economically, as the exceedingly time-consuming job of installing stringlines is no longer required.
Stringline-free concrete paving works for a range of very different basic conditions from 3 m wide pavements for a cycle path to concrete barriers on a motorway.
If the concrete profile is to be slipformed on an existing roadway edging, the user can calculate the optimum virtual stringline on site in a matter of minutes. For the first time, the customary stringline can indeed be replaced in practice.
This advantage proved particularly useful for the construction project on the M6 motorway.
Another decisive advantage of the Auto Pilot Field Rover was that we did not have to install stringlines, as the Highways Agency had prohibited the use of posts drilled into the ground for attaching the stringlines. Such posts could have damaged underground cables.
reports Site Manager Dom Egan, Extrudakerb Ltd.
What's more, the Auto Pilot allows the machine and job site to be set up more speedily, maximizing the time frame available for paving the concrete. A decisive factor in view of the short time frames specified for the M6.