Mr Kalinowsky, what do you rate on the new Dash 3 material feeder?
The MT 3000-3i Offset is a real further development of its predecessor. Although our experiences with the Dash 2 material feeder were already good, the Dash 3 model certainly delivers even greater convenience and technical improvements. The new control for the heated conveyor, for example, ensures optimum temperature management and is even more economical than before. What is more, VÖGELE has adapted the transport components so that the machine hardly gets dirty at all. This then means less cleaning work for us.
And on which job sites are you using the new material feeder?
It varies a great deal. A lot of people see the benefits only in terms of large-scale job sites, but the Offset material feeder makes even smaller projects much more efficient. We use it when constructing cycle paths or footpaths, for example. Of course the material feeder really does come into its own on larger job sites such as Hamburg’s container port, demonstrating its full power in combination with the SUPER 2100-3i and the SB 300 Fixed-Width Screed. This enables us to pave a pave width of up to 13 m without interruptions.
So would you say that range of application, performance and engineering were the key points?
Yes and no. Apart from the aspects and additional functions on the new material feeder already mentioned, our positive experience with both VÖGELE and the WIRTGEN GROUP was another key factor. We appreciate the constructive cooperation in service and development.