Road widening and shoulder building with traditional methods normally involves using side-dump-trucks, lot of manual labour or grader. These technologies have many drawbacks such as:
- Low productivity
- Damaging the already finished pavement
Our Road widener machines are ideal solution to these problems. These machines are not serial made but specially converted from asphalt finishers to suit road widening and shoulder paving applications. They are equipped with a cross conveyor in the material hopper and a spreading box on the side of the machine with working width of 0,75 - 3 m. Thickness of the laid material is only limited by compactibility. The machine can lay most road construction materials such as:
- Earth filler
- Protection layer
- Mechanical stabilisation
- Base course concrete
In shoulder paving operations the machine works four times the speed of traditional methods and daily output can reach 1500 m3. In addition, the sidewalls of the spreading box prevent material overflowing down the embankment as it usually happens when spreading with grader. As a result significant reduction of wasted material can be realised.
Road widener is capable working up to 3m. Travelling right on the edge of the road it lays material to the extension area with specified level and slope.
Key Benefits of Shoulder Paving and Road Widening:
- High production output
- Saves material quantity
- Clean asphalt surface on the jobsite
- Suitable for most materials