Volvo Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic alliance with Carlson Paving Products in an effort to further serve asphalt paving market needs and offer additional screed options for Volvo pavers. Through the agreement, the Wedge-Lock screed will undergo design updates along with manufacturing and field support by Carlson Paving Products. The screeds will be sold exclusively through Volvo dealers in North America.
In addition, an OEM supplier agreement between Volvo Construction Equipment and Carlson Paving Products now makes the existing line of Carlson EZ highway class screeds available on new Volvo asphalt pavers and through Volvo dealers in North America. Included in the agreement are the 8- and 10-ft. (2.4 and 3 m) EZIII and EZIV Series screeds, which can be factory-installed on Volvo pavers. Carlson Paving Products will be responsible for field support of the EZ screeds.
The Wedge-Lock screed is designed for use with Volvo 6000 Series asphalt pavers. The electrically heated self-contained vibratory screed will pave a basic 10-ft. wide asphalt mat with crowning capability at the mid-point. Power Crown is standard on the Wedge-Lock and adjusts from a 3-in. (7.6 cm) positive crown to a 0.75-in. (1.9 cm) negative crown.
The paving screed is available in two basic configurations — a standard screed and a screed with 3/6 hydraulic extensions. The basic screed and all optional extensions are equipped with bolt-on replaceable, abrasion-resistant, 0.