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Terex Workbridge Features Quick Assembly, Close-to-Work Operation

Mon February 27, 2012 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Terex Bid-Well 2418 workbridge offers a 24-in. (61.0 cm) wide walkway over its 18-in. (45.7 cm) deep truss frame, allowing crew members to cross freshly laid concrete surfaces to efficiently perform required tasks behind the paver. The 2418’s boom-style, all-welded construction offers a stable frame at extended widths, and its design snaps together to eliminate the dozens of nut-and-bolt connections found on other units. Its interlocking bottom truss castings with pin-type top sections deliver fast assembly at the job site, according to the manufacturer.

The 2418’s workbridge frame design is capable of fitting in between the barrier wall steel on bridge decks. While other designs must be set above the vertical steel of the barrier wall positioning workers far away from the concrete surface, the Terex Bid-Well 2418 places workers low to the concrete surface for quicker, easier hand finishing.

With a flexible design that can be built to customer configurations, the 2418 workbridge offers multiple leg and wheel options to meet job site demands. Its standard bolt-together, fixed-height leg offers economical operation in any application. An optional screw-jack leg design enables workbridge height to be quickly raised and lowered to pass over obstructions.

For bridge work, the 2418 can be equipped with either concave wheels for riding on screed pipe or pneumatic tires for use on highway or roadway applications. Whether used for bridgework or roadwork, the optional power drive unit for the 2418 is a cost-efficient way to reduce labor requirements, according to the manufacturer.

This feature provides the operator with simple switch control of forward and reverse workbridge movement.

With its low, 12-lb.-per-linear-ft. (17.9-kg/m) weight, the standard-duty 2418 is the smallest workbridge in the line, which also includes the Terex Bid-Well 3424 and 3430 models. With 3-, 6- and 12-ft. (0.9, 1.8 and 3.7 m) truss insert segments, the 2418 offers flexibility in meeting a variety of operating widths up to a maximum of 105 ft. (32 m), making it a complement to the Terex Bid-Well 2450 and 3600 bridge pavers. Its telescoping end segments offer up to 10 ft. (3.0 m) of leg travel — from 15 ft. (4.6 m) retracted to 25 ft. (7.6 m) extended — to each side of the workbridge, so it can adapt to flaring deck widths.

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