First Dash-3 material feeders handed over

Representatives from contractor Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG and construction machinery leasing company MILEX Rent GmbH have taken delivery of the world’s first new PowerFeeders from JOSEPH VÖGELE AG. The main things the new owners appreciate about the Dash-3 generation are its universal potential applications, efficient machine technology and reduced cleaning complexity.

Official handover of first VÖGELE Dash-3 material feeders (from left to right): Heiko Henschel, Head of Machine Technology at Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG, Sven Martens, Sales Manager Road North/West at Wirtgen Deutschland Vertriebs- und Service GmbH, Hamburg/Windhagen office, and Mike Wilken from MILEX Rent GmbH

Premiere at the Hamburg site: Wirtgen Deutschland Vertriebs- und Service GmbH has delivered its first new VÖGELE material feeders. Heiko Henschel, Head of Machine Technology at Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG, got the MT 3000-3i Offset with pivoting conveyor, whilst Mike Wilken from MILEX Rent GmbH got the MT 3000-3i Standard. The Matthäi Group has already ordered two more Offset material feeders plus a Standard, whilst MILEX Rent GmbH have ordered an extra Offset model. Matthäi aims to use its new fleet mainly to equip large job sites and the so-called InLine Pave method. The VÖGELE paving concept allows hot-to-hot paving of binder and surface courses in one step. The MT 3000-3i Offset is perfectly set up for InLine Pave train requirements, but can also be used for numerous other applications – for the parallel feeding of two pavers for hot-to-hot paving or to supply a single paver, for example. “We are completing road construction projects with a wide range of requirements all over Germany, which was why, in the end, the universal potential applications of the MT 3000-3i were a key factor in our decision to purchase the VÖGELE material feeder,” says Henschel. “Apart from that, the Dash-3 generation has a great many automatic functions which make our projects even more efficient and effectively increase paving quality.” For construction machinery leasing company MILEX Rent, the key factors are the high quality and reliability of the machines: “As service-providers, we have to guarantee that our machines work absolutely perfectly on our customers’ projects. We have always had extremely positive experience with VÖGELE pavers and material feeders up to now,” says Wilken. “Compared to their predecessors, the new PowerFeeders are furthermore even easier to operate and require significantly less cleaning and maintenance. As a leasing company, these represent important benefits for us.”

Appreciating the quality and reduced maintenance and cleaning of the new MT 3000-3i Standard: Mike Wilken from MILEX Rent GmbH (front) and machine operator Hauke Koplin

Proud of their new high-performance machines

VÖGELE developed the new material feeders in close collaboration with its customers. Apart from equipping them with the efficient and ergonomic Dash-3 machine concept, the world market leader has also, among other things, optimized the material handling concept: the new design of receiving hopper, improved conveyor belt control and effective belt heating system allow material to be unloaded and conveyed rapidly without loss – whilst simultaneously reducing wear. VÖGELE has furthermore reduced the number of adjustment and service points, colour-coded them and improved access to areas requiring cleaning. “The new generation offers us even more convenience and maximum performance. So we are just a little proud of the fact that we have one of the first material feeders in the world,” says Wilken.

The universal potential applications and efficient machine technology of the new MT 3000-3i Offset are features which convince Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH und Co. KG.

Close partnership

Both Matthäi and MILEX Rent have been customers of JOSEPH VÖGELE AG for many years. Matthäi already owns numerous VÖGELE pavers and WIRTGEN GROUP machines, whilst MILEX Rent has relied on the world market leader’s pavers and material feeders since starting its operations in 2011. “Quite apart from the reliable machine technology, we appreciate the good service, rapid provision of spare parts and support on difficult job sites,” says Henschel. “If required, we can lease additional machines, and in the case of machines we don’t use that often, that represents a significant benefit.” The WIRTGEN GROUP gives a high priority to close partnerships with its customers and runs 55 of its own international sales and service companies, as well as a dense network of dealers all over the world.


Ludwigshafen | December 2020

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Anja Sehr
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