Extremely level and durable pavements are not a matter of chance, but are the result of clearly defined quality factors. Every interruption, e.g. Because the supply of material has run out, every jolt due to the lorry docking on to the paver and any segregation of the mix is immediately evident in the quality of the built road.
||6-cylinder diesel engine, liquid-cooled
||TCD 2012 L06 2V
||142kW at 2,000rpm (according to DIN)
||139kW at 1,800rpm
|Exhaust emissions standard
||EU Stage 3a, US EPA Tier 3
||provided with rubber pads
||3,060 x 305mm
||separate hydraulic drive and electronic control provided for each crawler track
||up to 25m/min., infinitely variable
||up to 4.5km/h, infinitely variable
||by alteration of track running speeds
||multiple-disk brake locked on automatically without oil pressure
|Material conveying systems
||2, installed in the receiving hopper
||conical augers for homogenization of the material
||separate hydraulic drive
||1, with hydraulic drive
|Conveying capacity (max)
||1,200t/h (dependent on type of mix)
||3 680 mm (hopper sides extended)
||600mm (bottom of receiving hopper)
|Extra material hopper
||20 to 24 t (to be placed into the material hopper of the paver)
|Dimensions (transport) and weight
||3 000 mm
||3 100 mm
Subject to technical modifcation
|High-performance feeder concept in combination with the large 16.4t receiving hopper allows even large mix lorries to be emptied in just 60 seconds
||Homogenized material in the receiving hopper of the material feeder due to conical augers
|Maximum paving quality thanks to uninterrupted and non-contacting supply of material to pavers
||Reliable material transfer based on automatic distance control and anti-collision protection
|Optimum overview and safety thanks to the convenient fit-for-purpose ErgoPlus operating system
||Enormous power alongside low consumption from the powerful Deutz diesel engine delivering 142kW at 2,000rpm
|Outstanding mobility on any terrain and precision steering provided by crawler tracks with powerful separate drives
||Cost-effective transport on a standard trailer thanks to the low transport height and ideal weight
Classic feeding of large material quantities
Vögele MT 3000 Standard is the machine of choice on large road building projects, such as the construction or rehabilitation of highways and when pavements are required in particularly thick layers or in large jointless widths. Only a material feeder can guarantee an uninterrupted supply of mix and non-stop paving on construction projects like these.
But quality is not the only aspect to benefit. Non-stop paving is also essential for achieving high daily laydown rates of 4,000t and more and for completing large projects quickly and more cost-efficiently.
The use of Material feeder MT 3000 Standard is not confined to bituminous mixes alone. The feeder concept has been designed so that other materials can be conveyed in addition to asphalt, such as topsoil, water-bound base course materials or recycled materials
Maximum conveying capacity for non-stop paving
The powerful conveying concept of Vögele MT 3000 Standard is capable of conveying up to 1,200t of material per hour. In this way, a 25t feed lorry can be emptied completely in just 60 seconds.
This allows the paving team to work continuously at all times, without interruptions and with maximum surface accuracy.
However, because paving results also depend to a large extent on the quality of the mix, Vögele’s modern material conveying technology also includes many features which ensure that the material is supplied in optimum condition for paving.
All of these technical measures are designed to work together, their objective being gentle handling of the material.
Large receiving hopper holding 16.4t.
Powerful augers with large auger blades (400mm) in the feeder’s receiving hopper ensure conveyance of the mix without residues.
As an alternative to the standard augers, conical augers are available for the receiving hopper of the material feeder to ensure effective thermal homogenization of the paving material.
The trough-shaped conveyor belt centres the material during transfer and provides for a clean flow of mix without spills.
1.1m-wide conveyor capable of transferring up to 1,200t of mix per hour.
Tensioning rams guiding the rubber belt ensure centre alignment of the belt. A smart automatic system accurately adjusts the belt tension as required.
Innovative diesel heating keeps the conveyor at a good temperature to prevent the material from sticking.
The Vögele material conveying concept
The infrared image shows how the transverse conical augers homogenize all the material in the feeder‘s receiving hopper by mixing the potentially cooler asphalt from the sides with the warmer material from the middle of the hopper.
The homogenized material is conveyed gently on the trough-shaped conveyor belt to the extra material hopper in the road paver.
Extra material hopper
The specially designed extra material hopper in the paver effectively prevents any material from sticking.
The technical measures ideally complement one another, so that the paving material is in an optimal condition when being laid. Vögele technology not only counteracts thermal segregation, but also mechanical segregation.
The conical shape prevents the formation of “tunnels” in the material and ensures that it is withdrawn evenly from all areas of the receiving hopper. And because fresh hot mix is constantly being fed in from the outside, it is thermally homogenized.
Trough-shaped conveyor belt
The trough-shaped conveyor belt provides for stable material transfer and thus counteracts mechanical segregation. This in turn ensures that the mix quality is maintained in every phase of conveying, up to the point of paving without mix being lost.
Innovative diesel heating
In order to ensure optimum material management, a specially developed diesel heating system with non-contacting infra-red panels maintains the correct temperature of the conveyor belt. The path of the material is pre-heated before the transfer of material begins.
Extra material hopper in the paver
In order to optimize the flow of material, the extra hopper for the paver was also designed without superfluous corners and edges. Smooth transitions and steep walls prevent the material from accumulating and blocking the flow of mix. The entire quantity of mix is thus continuously fed into the paving process with no possibility of any cooling.
Non-contacting material feed process
The non-contacting transfer of material is one of the key criteria for high paving quality. Decoupling the feeding from the paving process prevents the transmission of jolts from the feed vehicle to the paver when docking.
A robust mechanical distance control system ensures that the correct space is always maintained between road paver and material feeder. It is based on an inductive angle sensor operating practically wear-free.
A collision protection system in the form of a contact bar on the paver’s extra material hopper rounds off the system. If MT 3000 Standard stops for any reason whatsoever, the switch on the contact bar brings the paver to an immediate halt, thus eliminating all risk of a collision.
The operator can concentrate entirely on the transfer of mix.
As soon as pressure is applied to the contact bar, the collision protection system ensures that the paver following the material feeder comes to an immediate halt.
The ErgoPlus operating concept
The ErgoPlus operating system comprises a well organized operator platform, the feeder operator’s console with its modular design and ergonomic driver seats. This design puts the machine operator at the heart of things, guaranteeing comfort, safety and a good overview of the job site at all times.
The centrepiece is the feeder operator’s console. All the controls required for main and frequent functions are arranged in logical groups. Operation is intuitive and hence easy to learn. In fact, for the majority of applications only one person is needed to operate the material feeder.
The operator‘s ErgoPlus console
The operator‘s ErgoPlus console - Clear and logical arrangement of controls
The feeder operator’s console has been designed with user convenience and a clear overview in mind, with all functions arranged in logical groups for rapid access. Once a button is pressed, a function starts directly. This is due to the “Touch and Work” principle.
As darkness falls, the feeder operator’s console is back-lit automatically, which makes night-time work easy and relaxed. On the ErgoPlus console, all push-buttons are clearly identifiable by touch even when wearing work gloves.
Repositioning at the press of a button
The simple press of a button is all that’s needed for the machine to turn almost on the spot, requiring just a minimum of space. Mounted on tracks, Vögele MT 3000 Standard boast an extremely small turning circle. This is a great advantage in confined spaces in particular, and allows quick and safe repositioning of the machine from one work section of the job site to another.
Automatic distance control (option)
Automatic distance control adapts the material feeder’s speed automatically to the paver’s speed. As a result, a constant distance between the paver and the feeder is maintained at all times. The feeder operator can concentrate exclusively on the transfer of material.
Choice of operating modes
On the ErgoPlus console, four different feeder operating modes can be selected from. By pressing the arrow buttons, up or down, the operator changes modes in the following order: “Neutral“, “Job Site“, “Positioning“ and “Material Transfer“. A LED indicates the mode selected.
Display panel of the feeder operator‘s console
The large, easy-to-read display panel shows vital information on menu level 1 such as the current operating speed and the level of mix in the paver’s material hopper. Further parameters such as the feed rate and the distance from the paver can be easily set on the display panel. And the display gives access to machine-related information such as fuel consumption or service hours.
Steering with preselected steering angle
For long curves with a constant radius, the desired track position can be preselected using arrow keys. As long as the function is not deactivated, the material feeder automatically follows the curve with no need for operator intervention.
Choice of engine speed ranges
For the engine, there is a choice of three modes to select from: MIN, ECO and MAX. To switch modes for engine rpm, all the operator needs to do is press the arrow buttons, up or down. In ECO mode, the engine delivers sufficient power for a great number of applications. Operating in ECO mode reduces noise emission and fuel consumption considerably.
Automatic conveyance of mix
When pushing the “Material Transfer“ button, all conveying systems are activated in Automatic mode. The speeds of the transverse augers and the conveyor belts are optimally matched to one another. A sonic sensor monitors the quantity of material conveyed and automatically adapts the feed rate as required.
The ErgoPlus operator‘s stand
Excellent all-round visibility
The comfortable operator‘s stand gives an unobstructed view of all crucial areas on the feeder such as receiving hopper, steering guide or discharge point from the conveyor. This way, the material feeder can easily be operated by one person.
Two operator seats
The arrangement of the pivot-mounted seats provides for maximum all-round visibility. It allows the operators to conveniently monitor the mix supply from the feed lorries on the one hand and the discharge point from the conveyor on the other.
A few adjustments are all it takes for the feeder operator to position his console exactly to meet his personal needs. It can be displaced across the full width of the operator‘s stand, swivelled out to the sides and tilted. This allows an ergonomically optimized workplace to be set up in no time at all.
The modern hardtop made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer material shelters the operator come rain or shine. It can be lowered effortlessly to the transport position by means of a manually operated hydraulic
pump. Wide, easily extendable sunshades give the operator optimal protection even when his seat is moved out.
The operator‘s stand, with its streamlined design, is well organized, offering the feeder operator a professional workplace.
The operator’s console can be protected by a shatter-proof cover to prevent wilful damage.
Plenty of stowage space makes it easy to keep the machine tidy. Access to all vital service points on the machine has been designed to be extremely clear and ergonomic.
Easy access to all maintenance points
Large panels give convenient access to all maintenance points.
All hydraulic pumps are located on the transfer gearbox and provide maximum service-friendliness thanks to their clear arrangement and easy accessibility.
Service indicators and readily accessible measuring ports facilitate diagnosis and service.
Modern drive technology
Three main components define the power unit of MT 3000 Standard: its modern, liquid-cooled diesel engine, a splitter gearbox flanged directly to the engine and a large cooler assembly.
The driving force in this power pack from Vögele is its Deutz diesel engine of type TCD 2012 L06 2V. This six-cylinder engine delivers 142kW at 2,000rpm. Yet the fuel-saving ECO mode is sufficient for many applications.
And even then, Vögele MT 3000 Standard still has a full 139kW at its disposal. Moreover, the machine generates even less noise when running at just 1,800rpm.
A large cooler assembly ensures that the power unit always delivers its full output. The temperatures of the diesel engine, charge air, fuel and hydraulic oil are constantly maintained within the optimum range, a factor which contributes significantly to the durability of the diesel engine and the hydraulic oil. A further advantage is that the machine can operate without difficulty in all climate regions worldwide.
The machine can be equipped with an electrical package for the supply of power. This contains a 230V socket, heating rods for the conveyor scraper and two connections for light balloons. A powerful three-phase A.C. generator supplies the electrical energy required.
An optimally designed cooling system comprising a large cooler assembly and a separately mounted hydraulic oil cooler provides excellent cooling, even during full-load operation.
Powerful deutz diesel engine with an output of 142kW at 2,000rpm.
The large fuel tank holds 450 litres for more than a day’s work without a need for refuelling.
Low average fuel consumption of 11 litres/h*.
An ECO mode (139kW at 1,800rpm) cuts operating costs and allows particularly quiet operation.
Mobile in every way
Vögele MT 3000 Standard features high mobility and superb manœuvrability on the job site.
Its long crawler tracks deliver maximum traction thanks to their large footprint. The powerful, electronically controlled separate drives integrated right into the sprockets of the crawler tracks translate engine output into tractive effort with no loss of power.
The material feeder pushes large feed lorries with ease even on difficult terrain. Precise steering, stable tracking when moving straight and exact cornering are not a problem for MT 3000 Standard.
MT 3000 Standard owes its manœuvrability to the tracked undercarriage, a great advantage on every job site. The machine is capable of turning on the spot and gets on well even on terrain with slopes and inclines. This is particularly helpful on sites where structures such as bridges etc. need to be by-passed,
Thanks to the accurate steering of its crawler tracks, even difficult terrain is no problem for MT 3000 Standard. In terms of traction, too, the Vögele drive concept leaves nothing to be desired
Transporting a material feeder is a cost factor that should not be underestimated. Vögele MT 3000 Standard was designed for optimum transport right from the outset.
The transport height of 3.1m, transport width of 3m and an outer track width of 2.66m are dimensioned to allow Vögele MT 3000 Standard to be transported on a conventional low-bed trailer.
Since the machine weighs less than 20t, lorry and material feeder together also weigh less than 40t. As a result, there is no need for special permits or time-consuming detours when transporting the MT 3000-2 Standard.
Thanks to its low transport height of 3.1m, MT 3000 Standard can be transported on a normal low-bed trailer.