Monroe Tractor Hosts Paving, Compaction Seminar

The class was well attended by paving contractors and municipalities from across the region.

📅   Tue March 22, 2016 - Northeast Edition


Paving contractors and municipalities from across eastern and central New York gathered for an informational seminar on paving and compaction.
Paving contractors and municipalities from across eastern and central New York gathered for an informational seminar on paving and compaction.
Paving contractors and municipalities from across eastern and central New York gathered for an informational seminar on paving and compaction. Nars Narsingh, paving products specialist with Vogele, conducted an informative seminar addressing issues faced every day by paving contractors and municipalities. Ryan Holcomb of Ruston Paving in Farmington, N.Y., appreciated the visibility and comfort provided by the Hamm HD90’s cab. Dave Cousins (L) of the town of Castile and Mike Post of the town of Perry both left the event feeling better prepared to face everyday paving issues. Ken Bittner (L) of the NYSDOT discusses the features of the Vogele paver with Chuck Cottone of Monroe Tractor. During the lunch break, the design of the Vogele paver undercarriage is closely scrutinized. Darrel Nourse (L) and Wade Roggow of the town of Castile inspect the latest features on the Hamm asphalt rollers. Classroom instruction was followed by a hands-on inspection. The hosts of the Monroe Tractor paving and compaction seminar (L-R) are Chuck Cottone, Tom Rizzo and Scott Erb.

On March 9, Monroe Tractor, the Central and Western New York dealer of Wirtgen milling machines, Vogele pavers and Hamm compaction equipment, held a paving and compaction seminar at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Henrietta, N.Y.

The class was well attended by paving contractors and municipalities from across the region.

The morning session was conducted by noted industry expert Nars Narsingh, who spoke on principles of the free floating screed; identifying operation and design issues that affect smoothness and density; and segregation location, causes and solutions.

The afternoon presentation was conducted by Tim Kowalski, an asphalt compaction specialist who spoke on amplitude and centrifugal forces; frequency and rolling speed; rolling pattern techniques; and fine tuning the compactor to various mixes and temperatures.