Vögele Super1880 L – multifunctional paver for various applications

The new Vögele Super1880 L is a cost-efficient, heavy-duty tracked paver designed for paving both water-bound materials and asphalt mixes. This model is available with emission level 3 or lower in defined markets across Southeast Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Powered by a high-performance, six-cylinder diesel engine rated at 158 kW, the Super1880 L is suitable for use on motorway projects and rural roads. The paver has a maximum pave width of 9.5 m.

The engine features an Eco mode that reduces the nominal speed from 2,000 rpm to 1,700 rpm. This Eco mode can reduce operating costs and noise emissions significantly. All drive components operate with maximum efficiency, from the diesel engine to the hydraulic system.

The optimised crawler unit with additional track carrier rollers maximises the quiet running of the paver. The separate, electronically-controlled drives installed in the sprockets of the crawler tracks permit constant straight movement and precise steering through curves. In addition, they allow engine output to be translated into pave speed with no loss of power.

Meanwhile, the long crawler tracks with large footprints provide for maximum tractive effort, allowing the paver to progress well at a constant speed even when operating on difficult terrain. A separate drive and electronic control unit are provided for each crawler track, ensuring positive tracking when moving straight as well as accurate cornering. At the same time, new track pads deliver optimal traction on any base. Their high abrasion resistance makes for a long service life; and they are also easy to replace during servicing.

The long, extended hopper enables fast unloading of trucks, while the powerful conveyor system (longitudinal, lateral) delivers a high throughput rate and continuous material flow.

Any mix truck can dock onto the Super1880 L without difficulty, thanks to its great length and low feed height. What’s more, the wide, oscillating push-rollers can be moved 150 mm or 75 mm forward for convenient and jerk-free material supply to the paver from any kind of feed vehicle. The large material hopper holds up to 15 t – this not only permits rapid unloading of the feed trucks, but also ensures that there is an ample buffer of material when changing trucks.

The Super1880 L is equipped with the ErgoBasic operating concept, which has been designed based on the ErgoPlus operating system. Vögele has also developed the Niveltronic Basic, a system for automated grade and slope control. It is integrated into the machine control system and therefore adapted to the paver model concerned. This Niveltronic Basic system is simple to use and intuitive, making it easy even for less experienced operators to navigate their way around the system.

A number of screed options are available for combination with the Super1880 L. The Universal Class paver can be combined with the AB 480, AB 500, AB 570 and AB 600 extending screeds. Through the addition of bolt-on extensions, the maximum paving width amounts to 7.8 m with the AB 480 extending screed, to 8.5 m with the AB 500, to 8.7 m with the AB 570, and to 9.5 m with the AB 600.

Extending screeds are a preferred choice for all those jobs where pave width varies and premium pavement quality counts. Thanks to their sturdy single-tube telescoping system, these screeds can be set quickly and accurately to any pave width desired. They are available in TV version (with tamper and vibrators).

Furthermore, the Super1880 L can be combined with the SB 300 HD fixed-width screed. This screed has been specially developed for the use of cold materials in roadbase construction, such as cement-treated base (CTB). Its deep screed plates make for excellent floating behaviour. Depending on the layer thickness and material, the tamper stroke can be set to 2, 4 or 7 mm. In combination with the special tamper geometry, this ensures particularly high compaction values.