Vögele develops new ‘Super’ compact pavers

Joseph Vögele AG is extending its product portfolio with the addition of two new compact pavers, the Super 1000(i) tracked and Super 1003(i) wheeled pavers. Part of the Classic Line, both models are designed for small and medium-sized construction projects. Suitable applications include municipal jobsites, landscaping projects and construction of small areas, as well as laying down pavements cost-efficiently and to a high quality. 

The machines are both equipped with the ErgoBasic operating concept – it was developed on the basis of the ErgoPlus operating system, which is installed in Vögele’s large pavers, but it has been tailored specifically to the needs and requirements of Classic Line users. 

With ErgoBasic, the machines in the Classic Line are just as fast, precise and intuitive to operate as the Premium Line machines - but the system is confined to the essential and necessary basic functions. For example, clearly structured function and status indicators ensure that the operators always have complete control of the machine, even without a display; they can read off the filling level of the fuel tank directly and detect any error messages. 

ErgoBasic also offers glare-free backlighting for night-time jobs and simple steering by rotary controller or, in the case of wheeled models, by steering wheel. However, the additional features of the Premium Line such as the automated programmes of AutoSet Plus or the PaveDock Assistant communication system are not available on these machines.

Powered by diesel engines, the new compact pavers can achieve a rated output of 55.4 kW. The engines of the i-machines, the Super 1000i and Super 1003i, feature efficient gas after-treatment. They fulfil the strict European and US exhaust emissions standards. The engines of the Super 1000 and 1003 meet the requirements of the European Stage 3A and the US EPA Tier 3 without gas after-treatment. 

A 6x2 wheel drive is available for the wheeled version, and the machine can also be configured as a 6x4 version on request. The maximum travel speed of the wheeled version is 20 km/hr. The pavers can be combined with the AB 340 extending screed with vibrators (V version) and with tamper and vibrators (TV version). As a result, pave widths of up to 3.9 m can be achieved with ease.

Vögele is also offering the Niveltronic Basic system for automated grade and slope control on the Classic Line pavers. It has been integrated into the machine control system and therefore precisely tailored to the paver model concerned. A highlight of Niveltronic Basic is its simple and intuitive handling. This means that even relatively inexperienced operators can quickly learn the correct way to operate the system. 

Each side of the screed is operated by a separate Niveltronic Basic remote control unit. This unit can be easily removed from its magnetic brackets, giving operators a large range of action so that they can take up the optimum position for every paving job. A variety of Vögele sensors are available for Niveltronic Basic, in keeping with the machines’ large and varied range of uses. It extends from a variable mechanical grade sensor to non-contacting sonic sensors and a laser receiver for surfacing areas. ν