Vögele has introduced two new Classic Line machines with pave widths from 0.75 to 5 m - the Super 1300 (tracked) and Super 1303 (wheeled). Featuring a compact design, they are ideal for small to medium-sized projects.
Both models have laydown rates of up to 350 t/hr, and are powered by 74.4-kW diesel engines that meet the European Stage 3A and US EPA Tier 3 emission standards. The pavers are equipped with the ErgoBasic operating concept, which has been developed based on the ErgoPlus 3 operating system.
In combination with the AB 340 extending screed and the compacting systems comprising tamper (T), vibrators (V) or a combination (TV), the two machines facilitate pave widths from 1.8 to 3.4 m. Cut-off shoes allow a minimum pave width of 0.75 m, while additional bolt-on extensions enable a maximum pave width of up to 5 m.
The Super 1300 and Super 1303 are just as fast, precise and intuitive to operate as the Premium Line machines, said Vögele, though ErgoBasic is limited to the basic functions required. These include clear function and status displays, control of various modes, glare-free backlighting for working at night and simple steering involving either a rotary controller or, in the case of the wheeled model, a steering wheel.
Both the ErgoBasic and ErgoPlus 3 operating systems feature the same concept and the same system of symbols, making it easy for users to switch between Classic Line and Premium Line pavers.
To go with the ErgoBasic operating concept, Vögele is also supplying the Niveltronic Basic system (optional) for automated grade and slope control on its Classic Line pavers. It is completely integrated in the machine control system, and so tailored precisely to the paver model in question.
According to Vögele, the system for automated grade and slope control can be controlled separately for each side of the screed using a compact, sturdy remote control unit. It is straightforward and intuitive to operate, ensuring paving true to line and level on any terrain. Furthermore, Niveltronic Basic can be combined with a wide variety of Vögele sensors, ranging from a variable mechanical grade sensor to non-contacting sonic sensors or a laser receiver.