In the paver segment, in the past four to five years, there has been good growth in demand for medium size 7.5-m pavers, following the push on rigid concrete pavements, according to Raj Shinde, Regional Product Marketing Manager, Dynapac. He pegs current demand for 7.5-m pavers at around 250-300 units, and estimates this class will grow at 10 per cent in the next two to five years. Shinde expects this good run to continue.
Further, with the Government’s impetus to flexible asphalt pavements for national highway projects, he also expects the demand for large pavers to grow because “large pavers are essential for wider highways that must be paved in a single pass”.The demand for large pavers grew from about 65 to 100 units last year, reckons Shinde.
Indeed, with the shift in government focus from concrete roads to bituminous roads, Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director and CEO, Wirtgen India expects to see the demand for asphalt pavers grow in coming years.
Different models of VÖGELE asphalt pavers cater to paving applications of varying width, from 0.5 m to 16 m. These include the Mini Class, Compact Class, Universal Class, Highway Class and the Special Class pavers. Vogele has introduced several innovations like pressure bars and electric heating of the screed, Niveltronic Plus operating concept and Ergo Plus operator features. The Dash 3 generation of pavers offers customers up-to-date, cost-efficient paver technology that simultaneously makes a measurable contribution to environmental protection. “With our Dash 3 pavers we also offer the Eco Plus, which helps save fuel, Auto Set Plus, pave dock assistant and other features,” shares Palagiri.