Attendees watch the Bagela asphalt recycler in action.
The McLean Company held a Bagela Asphalt Recycler live demonstration at the company's Hudson, Ohio, location on Jan. 13.
McLean's Bagela Asphalt Recycler demonstration event proved to be popular with both paving contractors and municipal maintenance personnel from northern Ohio. Along with an opportunity to see the Bagela Asphalt Recycler in action and time with McLean's salespeople and a Bagela factory representative, attendees were treated to a barbecued lunch prepared by McLean's resident "Q" master, Steve Jakubowski.
The day's frigid temperatures presented the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the asphalt recycler's capabilities, said McLean President Don McLean. Bagela's BA series asphalt recyclers are designed to work in cold environments, producing hot mix asphalt from RAP (Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement) to be used in pothole patching and other applications. As an alternative to cold patch materials for use in road repair, the Bagela asphalt recyclers offer significant cost savings while also delivering strong environmental benefits. Cost per ton of the hot mix asphalt averages $15 to $20 per ton while virgin cold patch can cost $100 or more.
According to McLean, when RAP is reclaimed and reused, additional benefits are gained through the convenience of permanent pothole patching materials produced and available when and where they are needed.
The Bagela asphalt recyclers employ a patented indirect heating process that delivers consistent, high quality hot mix regardless of outside temperatures. Bagela offers the machines in three sizes to accommodate a variety of contractor and municipality applications.
Its largest machine, the BA10000 asphalt recycler is a fully self-contained, oversized trailer mounted recycler with an output of 10 plus tons (9 t) per hour with an estimated fuel consumption rate of one gallon per ton. For applications requiring a static installation, the BA10000 also is available as a frame mounted unit.
The BA7000 delivers a 7 ton (6.35 t) per hour production in a trailer mounted unit that can be delivered to location with a standard half- ton pickup.
The trailer mounted BA4000 is capable of recycling up to 4 tons (3.6 t) of material, based on material input, is designed for applications where material production demands aren't as great,
According to Bagela's Chris Spinella, the asphalt recyclers can accept up to 2 by 2 ft. by 4 in. (.6 by .6 m by 10 cm) pieces however the ideal size for materials is approximately the size of a football or basketball.
Established in 1948, the McLean Company serves Ohio's asphalt, concrete and aggregate, and construction marketplace from its three locations in Hudson, Columbus, and West Chester, Ohio. Founded by Donald H. McLean, the current management represents three generations of McLean family members involved with management of the company.