Wheeled pavers work
Both of Riccelli-Northern’s new VÖGELE pavers are wheeled, which provides unexcelled mobility, Smith said. The SUPER 2003-3i is designed primarily for use in highway construction and large-scale commercial applications. With a powerful, six-cylinder engine rated at 250 hp (186 kW) and high-output hydraulic drives, it is fully equipped for these jobs. This 10-foot wheeled Highway Class paver has paving widths up to 25 ft. 6 in. (7.75 m). The exclusive, easy-to-use and intuitive ErgoPlus 3 operating system offers functional advantages.
Great flexibility meets high precision: VÖGELE VR 600 Extending Screed
The VÖGELE VR 600 Extending Screed produces high-quality, even road pavement for contractors. The rear-mounted extensions permit paving in widths from 10 ft. to 28 ft. Generously dimensioned, sturdy telescoping tubes featuring high-precision operation provide for excellent stability of the screed, ensuring great paving results. Telescoping tubes are located at high positions, meaning that any contact with the material is avoided. Even with the screed set to its maximum width, the telescoping tubes are extended by no more than half, which ensures zero flexing. Deep screed plate design provides for excellent floatation. Depending on the speed of the paving, compaction at the screed ranges from 30 to 50%. “We run the augers at their lowest setting most of the time,” Smith said.
Feet first into the WIRTGEN GROUP
When Riccelli-Northern launched its paving operations, it jumped feet first into WIRTGEN GROUP products, and for some very good reasons. “We did our due diligence, hearing the sales presentations and seeing the machines. When all was said and done, we kept coming back to the VÖGELE product.”
Keeping track of efficiency with WITOS FleetView
The same held true with the HAMM rollers. “We had extensive experience with the HAMM and other rollers,” he said. “But the critical factor was the WIRTGEN GROUP system WITOS FleetView on our machines, with which we can track everything from the current location to the hours to the speed to the utilization of the equipment. It’s integral to all the machines, and it’s been a fantastic tool for us in managing our equipment.” Also, Riccelli-Northern can monitor the equipment in the home office as well as from a laptop computer in a pickup truck.