The Caterpillar AP255E paver weighs in at 9,920 lb. (4,500 kg), allowing for easy transport with other equipment.
The AP255E offers a versatile paving range for working in a variety of applications. The standard range is 55 in. to 102 in. (140 to 260 cm), and with extensions can pave up to 133 in. (340 cm), making easy work of parking lots and urban streets. When equipped with the central paving attachment, the range is reduced to 20 to 55 in. (50 to 140 cm) for effective performance on cycle paths, sidewalks, and walking paths. When utilizing the right-side attachment, the paving range is reduced even further to 6 to 39 in. (15 to 100 cm). This option is beneficial for trench work and narrow shoulders.
The operating station is strategically located over the screed in order to provide clear sight to the hopper, screed extenders and auger chamber. Machine controls are easily accessible from either side of the platform to ensure convenient operation and the platform is equipped with an operator presence switch that enables/disables machine functions.
The material delivery system has many unique features including independent hopper control for working near buildings and other obstacles. Each auger also offers independent control and along with the conveyor are reversible, which limits handwork at the end of each pass. Three sensors with one mounted over the conveyor and two at the end of each extender ensure timely mix delivery. The adjustable height augers facilitate high clearance when loading for transport and for installation of the paving reduction attachments.