Ingersoll Rand PF-6160, PF-6170 Use Global Technology

Tue January 16, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Ingersoll Rand has introduced the PF-6160 and PF-6170 wheel-mounted pavers and the PF-6110 track-mounted paver, part of a new series of highway-class pavers using global technology.

The auger system is now independent of the conveyor system. Each of the two auger and conveyor drives uses sonic sensors for more precise handling of material. The conveyor system has chains that are automatically tensioned for proper performance and less downtime. The conveyor chain cover cleans itself, providing easier maintenance. Reversible augers and conveyors are optional equipment.

A hopper capacity of 14.4 tons (13.1 t) gives each paver a practical production rate of 820 tons (744 t) per hour.

Each paver is powered by a 205 hp (153 kW) Cummins Tier 3 engine. The PF-6160 and PF-6170 pavers have a paving speed of 293 ft. (89.3 m) per minute and a traveling speed of 12 mph (19.3 kmh).

The PF-6110 has a paving speed of 246 ft. (74.9 m) per minute and a travel speed of 11.4 mph (18.3 kmh).

The pavers have a 30-kW generator. The operator station features a new layout and a digital display, which provides the operator with onboard diagnostic capabilities in four languages. The pavers have dual control stations. Both control consoles rotate and can pivot at two points for comfort and each seat may be extended beyond the edge of the machine for improved visibility.

A technically advanced, hydrostatic direct-traction drive system on both pavers eliminates 70 percent of all mechanical drivetrain components to reduce maintenance costs. The PF-6160 is designed without front-wheel assist. The PF-6170 is available with two-wheel assist, or an optional four-wheel assist.

The continuous and flexible rubber tracks on the PF-6110 have larger, oscillating bogies that provide optimal ground contact and traction. A Blaw-Kote release agent spray system is integrated into the machine, with a push-button operation, to keep the tracks clean and provide easier maintenance.

The PF-6160 and PF-6170 pavers maintain uniform wheel-loading through a front-wheel suspension design. Hydraulic bogie cylinders provide a uniform load on all wheels for higher ground clearance, maximum traction and less wear and tear on the paver, according to the manufacturer.

The pavers have a screed width of 10 ft. (3 m) and a maximum paving width of 26 ft. (7.92 m).

Maximum screed temperature control is achieved through three electric, independent heating circuits. Each screed section has three heater bars to provide consistent heat for the entire surface. These bars are accessible without removing the screed plates for quick maintenance.

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