“It was impressive to see how smoothly the VÖGELE pavers took the bends,” says Dominik Twer, project manager at Ossenberg Aufbereitung, Straßen- und Tiefbau GmbH. The Pivot Steer function is mainly responsible for this. This is a steering brake which automatically brakes the rear wheel on the inside of the bend hydraulically. This effectively draws the machine round the bend, which in turn permits minimal turning circles; this is a huge bonus on cramped job sites in particular – on inner-city building projects as well as racing circuits, for example.
“Hot to hot” round the circuit
As is usual on race track job sites, paving was performed “hot to hot”. This is because the more bends a track has, the greater the benefit of the smallest possible pave width. This ensures that the auger always transfers the right quantity of material to the full width being paved - even if left and right-hand bends are constantly taking over from one another and the bends are extremely tight. This created a track which met specifications perfectly across the full pave width. In the process, Extending Screed AB 340 TV guaranteed top quality surfaces, as well as a high degree of evenness, ensuring that go-kart drivers will not lose contact with the ground in future.