Designed to deliver optimal paving for both slab-on-grade and bridge applications, the Terex Bid-Well 3600 paver boasts a range of available features that aim for enhanced smoothness and improved visibility during nighttime paving operations.
The 3600 automatic roller paver will be on display in Terex booth C5172 during World of Concrete in Las Vegas until January 26. It demonstrates a number of options to meet virtually any paving application encountered by the contractor. New orange strobe lights positioned at the corners of the paver’s frame alert workers and nearby traffic when the machine is paving to enhance operating safety. The integrated Terex Bid-Well LED lighting system delivers additional paver visibility during nighttime paving operations and decreases the harsh shadows thrown by tower lights. In addition, up to 12 LED lights can be positioned virtually anywhere on the machine’s frame and up to 4 lights can be mounted directly to the paving carriage to illuminate the paver.
The 3600 paving carriage incorporates a segmented upper and lower section design to improve component longevity and reduce clean-up time. Positioned at the front of the carriage, a single spud vibrator offers variable vibration frequency up to 10,500 vpm (175 Hz) to deliver a 36-in (914.4-mm) area of influence in the concrete when paving urban flatwork projects like parking lots and city streets.
Carriage movement along the paver’s frame is powered by a separate 21-hp (15.6-kW) fuel-injected gas engine with advanced oxygen sensor. Furthermore, the paver’s exclusive Rota-Vibe® system features an 11.5-in (292-mm) long, ribbed unit that delivers up to 5,000 vpm (83.3 Hz) to densify the top 2.5 in (63.5 mm) of concrete for a more uniformly consolidated surface. Dual 8-in (203-mm) diameter double-flight augers require less horsepower to operate and more quickly meter concrete than single-flight augers. Independent rotation of the two, 4-ft (1.2-m) long paving rollers offers flexibility in sealing a variety of mixes, while the standard 5-in (127-mm) hydraulic carriage lift quickly raises the paving rollers from the surface when paving has stopped or to pass over obstructions.
The available fogging system on the show machine atomizes the water to produce a light fog that keeps the surface from drying too quickly to reduce cracking and produce a stronger surface. The machine’s self-contained sidewalk paver quickly mounts at any location on the frame to pave multipurpose lanes, and it can be added to new or existing 3600 pavers in the field. The lightweight attachment is powered by its own 14-hp (10.4-kW) engine and incorporates a hydraulically driven 6-in (152.4-mm) diameter roller that spins at variable speeds reaching 200 rpm.
Roller tube length can be customized from 4 to 12 ft (1.2 to 3.7 m) to meet jobsite requirements. Meeting a variety of in-line paving and skewed bridge designs, the 3600 paver offers standard paving width configurations from 8 to 86 ft (2.4 to 26.2 m) with on-the-fly paving widths changes of up to 30 ft (9.1 m).
Available inserts transition paver frame depth from 36 to 48 in (914 to 1,219 mm) at the center to extend paving widths to 110 ft (33.5 m).
For paving skewed bridge decks, the 3600 paver on display boasts the universal power crown adjuster that can be set for paving inline or offset to an adjacent hinge point opposite the other for quickly adjusting the crown when paving at a skew.
The exclusive swing leg design delivers zero-clearance paving when working in tight applications like rehabilitation work and deck overlays. Its available six-wheel-bogie leg option spreads machine weight over a wider area to lessen the load on the overhang brackets.