Two tethered control boxes can be attached anywhere on the paver’s frame to conveniently modify, from ground level, machine settings such as paver speed, engine throttle, power crown adjustment and paving width.
Terex Bid-Well unveiled three new remote control options for making machine setting adjustments to the Terex Bid-Well 4800 paver. These new remote control units allow the operator to adjust critical machine functions from ground level while paving, offering more flexibility for quickly fine-tuning paver settings to meet changing conditions.
Two tethered control boxes can be attached anywhere on the paver's frame to conveniently modify, from ground level, machine settings such as paver speed, engine throttle, power crown adjustment and paving width. To fit company needs and budget, contractors can choose from the entry-level keypad control or the local control boasting a user-friendly touch-screen display.
Also available, a new radio remote control panel expands operating flexibility by allowing the worker to carry along machine controls and operate the paver from ground level, 360 degrees around the paver. The initial display screens include a log-in page, so only authorized operators can control the unit, and a daily maintenance prestart-up checklist for the carriage, power unit, legs, travel bogies and controllers.
After prestart-up, the remote unit's message center screen provides live status overview of critical machine operating data and access to auxiliary screen settings. Multiple machine functions can be quickly accessed and adjusted via the remote unit, including frame width, crown points, leg elevation, machine travel and working lights. The unit's imbedded diagnostics screen allows technicians to quickly source and address issues with the paver during operation.
“While paving, it is common for the operator to make minor adjustments to machine settings,” said Dean Johnson, service manager of Terex Bid-Well. “Without our remote operation, he/she will either call down to a laborer on the ground to make the adjustment or will have to stop the paver and paving operation to make the change. Our remote control units give the operator the flexibility to move away from the platform and have greater control over machine settings.”
The remote control options can be equipped to operate the Terex Bid-Well 2450, 3600 and 4800 roller pavers.
For more information, visit www.terex/construction.