SF-3000 Concrete Paver Features Easily Moved Slipform

Tue January 16, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Power Pavers Inc.’s SF-3000, a two-track high production concrete slipform paver paves widths from 12 to 27 ft. (3.77 to 8.23 m) with integral curb on one or both sides. With optional extensions, the paver will slipform concrete up to 32 ft. (9.75 m).

Its hydraulic legs can lift 42 in. (107 cm) allowing the lowboy to be backed under the machine.

Kelly Cunningham, owner of Cunningham Construction in Cedar Falls, Iowa, said that the slipform pavers are user-friendly and easy to move.

“You back right under the machine,” he said.

The side forms hydraulically widen 3 in. (7.6 cm) and raise 3 in. (7.6 cm), allowing the operator to back the machine over the previous day’s pour and start paving right off the header. This eliminates gaps and blow-outs in the product and reduces hand work. The machine’s exact match-up between side forms and the paving pan result in a crisp, sharp edge.

The machine hydraulically crowns on-the-go with its all-hydraulic elevation sensor control system. The hydraulic speed-controlled split tamper bar system is staggered for smooth operation and the double bar prevents crusting in the vibration area.

Concrete is evenly spread, using the independently reversible-controlled split 18 in. (45.7 cm) diameter hard-surfaced auger system.

Randy Satter, paving superintendent of New Design Construction in Denver, Colo., calls the overall product great with “some sections that are zero profilagraph.”

Power Pavers Inc. was established by Power Curbers Inc., and now manufactures placer spreaders, form-riding pavers and texture cure machines, as well as slipform pavers.

For more information, call 319/987-3070.

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