SUPER 1800 tracked paver from Vögele is legendary. No other paver in the world can rival it for popularity among professional road construction teams. Although the drive system of the new SUPER 1800-3 has been completely revised, the machine still follows on seamlessly from its predecessors, offering the same proven features.
To enable this Universal Class paver to continue meeting ecological and economic challenges in future, it was optimized with a strong focus on slashing fuel consumption. In addition, the Vögele EcoPlus package greatly reduces noise levels.
The ErgoPlus system has also been enhanced for the “Dash 3” generation. The paver operator‘s console now features a particularly large colour display, providing brilliant readability even in poor lighting conditions.
Meanwhile, the AutoSet Plus and PaveDock Assistant functions make life a great deal easier for the paver operator. With an overall length of 6 m and a maximum pave width of 10 m, its compact size makes it a universal paver for use both on motorways and on inner-city roundabouts.
|Engine||6-cylinder diesel engine, liquid-cooled|
|Nominal||127 kW at 2,000 rpm (according to DIN)|
|ECO Mode||116 kW at 1,700 rpm|
|Exhaust emissions standard||EU Stage 3a, US EPA Tier 3|
|Fuel tank||300 litres|
|Crawler tracks||provided with rubber pads|
|Ground contact||2,830 x 305 mm|
|Track tension adjuster||spring assembly|
|Track roller lubrication||lifetime|
|Traction drive||separate hydraulic drive and electronic control provided for each crawler track|
|Paving||up to 24m/min., infinitely variable|
|Travel||up to 4.5km/h, infinitely variable|
|Hopper capacity||13 t|
|Feed height||594mm (bottom of material hopper)|
|Standard||oscillating, can be displaced forwards by 75mm or 150mm|
|Conveyor and augers|
|Conveyor||2, with replaceable feeder bars, conveyor movement reversible for a short time|
|Drive||separate hydraulic drive provided for each conveyor|
|Speed||up to 33 m/min., infinitely variable (manual or automatic)|
|Augers||2, with replaceable auger blades, auger rotation reversible|
|Drive||separate hydraulic drive provided for each auger|
|Speed||up to 84 rpm, infinitely variable (manual or automatic)|
|Auger height||infinitely variable by 15cm, hydraulic, lowest position 10cm above the ground|
|Lubrication||automatic centralized lubrication system with electrically driven grease pump|
|Screed||Type||Basic Width||Maximum Width||Compacting Systems|
|AB 500 (More)||2.55 m||8.5 m||TV, TP1, TP2, TP2 Plus|
|AB 600 (More)||3 m||9 m||TV, TP1, TP2, TP2 Plus|
|SB 300 (More)||3 m||10 m||TV, TP1, TP2|
|SB 300 HD (More)||3 m||8 m||TV|
|Layer thickness (up to)||30 cm|
|Power Supply||Three-phase AC generator|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
|Operating weight||Screed||Total weight|
|AB 500 TV||19 400 kg|
|AB 500 TP1||19 750 kg|
|AB 500 TP2||20 050 kg|
|AB 600 TV||19 800 kg|
|AB 600 TP1||20 150 kg|
|AB 600 TP2||20 500 kg|
|AB 600 TP2 Plus||20 900 kg|
|SB 300 TV||18 400 kg|
|SB 300 TP1||18 550 kg|
|SB 300 TP2||18 700 kg|
|SB 300 HD TV||18 450 kg|
|AB 500 TV||6.04 m|
|AB 600 TV||6.04 m|
|AB 500 TP||6.17 m|
|AB 600 TP||6.17 m|
|SB 300||6.1 m|
|Maximum laydown rate||700 t/h|
|Tracked Universal Class paver with a large range of applications and pave widths up to 10m||Powerful and economical drive concept, even when operating at full load in any climate zone|
|The Vögele EcoPlus low-emissions package signifcantly reduces fuel consumption and noise levels||Optimum feeding with mix thanks to the large material hopper, PaveDock sprung push-rollers and PaveDock Assistant communication system|
|ErgoPlus 3 operating system with numerous convenient and automatic functions||All screeds can be used with high compaction technology|
The drive concept - Effciency, performance and low consumption
Vögele‘s modern drive concept is perfectly adapted to the large range of different uses of 1800-3 tracked paver.
Delivering a powerful drive when maximum performance is called for, this Universal Class paver is exceedingly economical in everyday operation. low input, maximum output - all drive components operate with maximum effciency, from the diesel engine to the hydraulic system.
Intelligent engine management with ECO mode and the Vögele EcoPlus low-emissions package ensure low diesel consumption and low-noise operation
Modern drive technology
Three main components defne the power unit of Vögele SUPER 1800-3: 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 diesel engine. The six-cylinder engine delivers 127 kW at 2,000 rpm, though fuel-saving ECO mode is sufficient for many applications. And even then, the SUPER 1800-3 still has a full 116 kW at its disposal. Moreover, the machine generates even less noise when running at just 1,700 rpm
A large cooler assembly ensures that the power unit always delivers its full output. With innovative air routing and a variable-speed fan, temperatures are continually maintained within the optimum range, significantly extending the service life of both the diesel engine and the hydraulic oil.
A further advantage is that the machine can operate without difficulty in all climate regions worldwide.
All hydraulic consumers are directly supplied with hydraulic oil via the splitter gearbox. Hydraulic pumps and valves are centrally located, making them optimally accessible for servicing. Even the powerful generator for screed heating is flanged directly onto the splitter gearbox, making it completely maintenance-free.
The large cooler assembly is made up of three parts. It ensures that engine coolant, charge air and hydraulic oil are maintained at the optimum temperature.
Powerful diesel engine rated at 127 kW.
ECO mode at 1,700 rpm cuts operating costs and supports super-quiet operation.
A powerful, oil-cooled generator with direct drive ensures rapid, uniform heating of the screed.
Vögele EcoPlus: Less is more
It goes without saying that our road pavers conform to the applicable emissions directives, but we like to go much further. That’s why the machine concept of the “Dash 3” generation uses environmentally friendly innovations in machine technology, resulting in lower consumption, lower emissions and lower costs.
One of these innovations is the Vögele EcoPlus low-emissions package. Fuel savings of up to 25% can be achieved with VögeleEcoPlus, depending on the application and capacity utilization of the paver.
That doesn’t just result in considerable savings for the contractor – it is good news for the environment, too. That’s because every litre of fuel saved reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
Splitter gearbox with ability to disengage hydraulic pumps
When the paver is stationary, all the hydraulic pumps needed for “traction”, “conveyors and augers” and “compaction” are disengaged automatically. The result? Lower fuel consumption.
Energy-optimized tamper drive
The tamper is driven by a variable-displacement pump which always delivers exactly the amount of oil needed for the current tamper speed and not a drop more or less.
Controlled hydraulic oil temperature circuit
A bypass circuit gets the hydraulic oil to its optimum operating temperature very quickly, enabling rapid, fuel-saving operation of the paver
The variable-speed fan automatically adapts to the engine load and the ambient temperature. This type of drive saves energy and reduces noise emissions
Precision on tracks
High-quality separate hydraulic drives are essential components of the Vögele drive concept. They allow our pavers to operate outstandingly and therefore extremely cost-efficiently.
Since the traction drive units are directly integrated into the sprockets of the crawler tracks, engine output is translated into pave speed without any loss of power.
The hydraulic systems for the traction drive, conveyors and augers as well as the compacting systems all operate in separate closed circuits for maximum effciency.
Long crawler tracks with large footprints provide for maximum tractive effort, allowing the paver to progress well at a constant speed even when operating on diffcult terrain.
Positive tracking when moving straight and accurate cornering due to separate drive and electronic control provided for each crawler track.
Perfect paving quality thanks to perfect material management
A continuous ﬂow of mix is key to ensuring uninterrupted and high-quality paving. That is why we attach such importance to professional material management when designing our pavers.
All our development efforts focus on simple operation and the best possible overview for the paving team.
PaveDock Assistant from Vögele is an innovative solution for standardizing and simplifying communication between the paver operator and driver of the feed vehicle during the feed with mix.
Large material hopper, easy feed with mix
Thanks to a hydraulically operated hopper front (option), the mix inside the material hopper is directed right onto the conveyors and the entire mix properly conveyed in front of the screed
The large material hopper holding 13t is amply dimensioned so that a suffcient quantity of mix is stored at all times.
There is no problem tiding over diffcult situations such as paving under bridges, for instance.
Easy feeding with mix thanks to low material hopper, wide hopper sides and sturdy rubber baffles fitted to the hopper front. Especially large oscillating push-rollers for convenient and shock-free docking of feed vehicles even in curves.
Premium paving quality thanks to perfect material handling
The height of the auger complete with bearing boxes and limiting plates for the auger tunnel can be hydraulically adjusted by up to 15cm across the full pave width. This optimizes the head of mix in front of the screed, even when paving thin layers or when layer thickness varies.
Proportional control and continuous monitoring provided for conveyors and augers guarantee a constant head of mix in front of the screed in line with requirements.
Large diameter of auger blades (400mm) for excellent spreading of mix when paving in large widths.
An auger tunnel, easily variable in depth, provides for an optimal ﬂow of mix when large quantities are being laid
Pavedock Assistant: The communication system
Pavedock Assistant is the communication system between the paver operator and the driver of the feed vehicle. It allows particularly fast and reliable transfer of mix to the paver. Signal lights on the paver and the associated controls on the paver operator‘s ErgoPlus 3 console are key components.
The paver has two sets of signal lights, mounted on the right and left of the hardtop. With these lights, the paver operator can give the driver of the feed vehicle unmistakable signals, indicating what needs to be done (e.g. reverse, stop, dump mix). Having two lights, each in an elevated position, ensures that all signals are clearly visible to the feed vehicle driver from all angles of approach.
Pavedock dampens impacts effectively
As an alternative to the oscillating push-rollers, Vögele also supply PaveDock sprung push-rollers. These absorb jolts by the feed vehicle even more effectively and reliably, thus ensuring that they are not transmitted to the fnished pavement.
Together with the PaveDock Assistant, the sprung push-rollers maximize process safety during transfer of the mix: a sensor installed in the sprung push-rollers indicates whenever a feed vehicle has docked onto the paver. The signal lights automatically and directly indicate the stop signal. The feed vehicle driver can thus react immediately.
Automated processes with AutoSet Plus
1. AutoSet Plus - Repositioning function
Fast and safe repositioning of the paver on the job site. No settings are lost between paving and repositioning. Also prevents any damage to the augers and deﬂectors in front of the crawler tracks.
2. AutoSet Plus - Paving Programs function
Automated confguration of the paver.
Stores all paving-relevant parameters.
Selection of stored paving programs. Reproducible quality
AutoSet Plus - Repositioning function
AutoSet Plus is especially helpful when the machine frequently has to be moved on the job site Simply pressing the “Execute” button raises the augers, the hydraulically operated hopper front and the deﬂectors in front of the crawler tracks to the uppermost positions. The screed and the screed tow point rams are brought into transport position. In addition, the screed is locked hydraulically in transport position.
The conveyors are temporarily reversed, preventing mix from falling to the ground when the paver travels to the next work section on site.
Once the paver has been repositioned, pressing the “Execute” button again returns all systems to the previously stored working positions. This ensures that no settings are lost when changing from paving to repositioning or transport. It also effectively prevents any damage to the machine.
1. The AutoSet Plus Repositioning function is activated just by pushing the “Execute” button.
2. Raise/lower screed.
3. lock/unlock screed.
4. Screed tow point rams in transport position/at last set value.
5. Raise/lower augers.
6. Conveyor movement reversible for a short time.
7. Raise/lower deﬂectors in front of the crawler tracks.
8. Raise hopper front.
AutoSet Plus Paving Programs
The automatic Paving Programs function allows the operating personnel to store their own paving programs. All key parameters for paving a specifc layer (example: base course of asphaltic concrete, 18cm thick) can thus be saved. On the display of his console, the paver operator saves the values set for the compacting systems (tamper and vibrator speed), height of the augers, position of the tow point rams, pressure for Screed Assist and the pave speed in his program.
He also enters the amount of crown and the screed temperature. The program is completed with additional information on the material being used, the layer thickness and the pave width.
The stored paving programs can subsequently be selected and used at any time via the menu. In the event of a repeat situation, this ensures that work is carried out with exactly the same settings while maintaining a consistent quality.
The ErgoPlus 3 operating concept
Even the very best machine with the most advanced technology can only really show its strengths if it can be operated easily and as intuitively as possible. At the same time, it should offer an ergonomic and safe working environment for the operating team. Therefore, the ErgoPlus 3 operating concept focuses on the operator. With Vögele pavers, the user consequently retains full control over the machine and construction project.
On the following pages example illustrations will provide you with more detailed information on the extensive functions of the ErgoPlus 3 operating concept. ErgoPlus 3 encompasses the operator’s stand, the paver operator’s console and screed consoles and Niveltronic Plus, the System for Automated Grade and Slope Control.
The paver operator‘s ErgoPlus 3 console
The paver operator‘s console is extremely clear and has been designed according to practical principles. All functions are combined into logical groups, so that the operator fnds each function exactly where he would expect it to be. On the ErgoPlus 3 console, all push-buttons are easily identifable by touch even when wearing work gloves. Once a button is pressed, off you go thanks to the “Touch and Work” principle. This means that a function is executed directly - without a need to confrm.
Module 1: Conveyors and augers, traction
Module 2: Screed
Module 3: Material hopper and steering
Module 4: Display for monitoring and adjustment of basic settings
The no-load function is provided for the warm-up or cleaning of conveyors, augers and tamper.
Reversing conveyor movement
In order to avoid mix dropping from the conveyors during a move of the paver on the job site, conveyor movement can be reversed at the push of a button. Reverse movement, transferring mix from the rear of the conveyor tunnel back inside, takes place for a short time only and stops automatically
AutoSet Plus Repositioning function (option)
With the AutoSet Plus Repositioning function, the paver is quickly and safely prepared for a move on the job site at the push of a button. After the move, all paver components are reset to their previous working positions, simply by pressing the button again. This ensures that no settings are lost when changing between “Pave” and “Job Site” modes. AutoSet Plus also effectively prevents damage during transport.
Choice of operating modes for the paver
All the main paving and machine functions can be controlled directly by individual push-buttons on the paver operator’s ErgoPlus 3 console. By pressing the arrow buttons, up or down, the operator changes modes in the following order: “Neutral“, “Job Site“, “Positioning“ and “Pave“. An LED indicates the mode selected.
Safe operation during the night
Glarefree backlighting comes on automatically as darkness sets in so that the paver operator can also work safely on night-time jobs.
display of the paver operator‘s console
The high-contrast colour display provides for brilliant readability even in poor lighting conditions. Vital information is shown on menu level 1, such as the positions of the screed tow point rams or the material level in the conveyor tunnel. Further paver functions such as speeds of tamper and vibrators or feed rate of the augers can easily be set up via the display, too. And the display gives access to machine-related information such as fuel consumption or service hours.
Pavedock Assistant (option)
With the PaveDock Assistant signal lights, the paver operator can give the driver of the feed vehicle unmistakable signals, indicating what needs to be done (e.g. reverse, stop, dump mix). The lights are conveniently activated directly from the paver operator’s ErgoPlus 3 console.
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 suffcient power for a great number of paving applications. Operating in ECO mode reduces noise emissions and fuel consumption considerably
Screed Assist (option)
This button switches Screed Assist on (LED lights up) or off. Screed Assist pressure and balance can be set via the display. Screed Assist is active only when the screed is ﬂoating.
The ErgoPlus 3 screed console
The screed is crucial for pavement quality. Therefore, easy and positive handling of all screed functions is of the utmost importance for high-quality road construction.
With ErgoPlus 3, the screed operator has the process of paving at his fngertips. All functions are easily comprehensible and all controls are clearly arranged
The screed console
The screed console is designed in keeping with the conditions prevailing on the job site. Push-buttons are provided for the frequently used functions operated from the screed console. These are watertight and enclosed in palpably raised rings, so that they are identifable blindfold simply by touch even when wearing work gloves. Important paver and screed data can be called up and adjusted from the screed console, too.
The display of the screed console
The display of the screed console allows the screed operator to control and monitor both the left and the right side of the screed. Machine-related parameters such as tamper speed or conveyor speed can be adjusted conveniently via the display panel of the screed console. The clear menu structure, combined with easily understandable, self-explanatory symbols neutral in language, makes operating the display panel both simple and safe.
Ergonomic screed width control in two speeds
The screed width can be effortlessly adjusted by means of the SmartWheel. This is done in two speeds: slow, for precise control e.g. along an edge, or fast, for rapid extension or retraction of the screed.
Crown adjustment at the press of a button
The crown can be conveniently adjusted at the press of a button on the screed operator‘s console. When pressing the “plus” or “minus” keys, the set crown value is shown on the display.
Optimum visibility even in darkness
The screed console is specially designed for night-time operation. To prevent operator errors, the buttons are backlit as soon as dusk falls or in darkness. What‘s more, the downward-angled high-power LED lighting gives the operator a perfect view of all processes associated with the side plate.
Vögele Niveltronic Plus
Niveltronic Plus, the System for Automated Grade and Slope Control, is an in-house development by JOSEPH VÖGELE AG based on many years of experience in grade and slope control technology. Easy operation, precision and reliability are its hallmarks, ensuring perfect mastery of all grade and slope control jobs.
This fully integrated system is optimally adapted to the machine technology of Vögele SUPER pavers. All wiring and connections, for instance, are integrated into the tractor unit and screed,
Vögele naturally offer a particularly large and practical selection of sensors permitting versatile use of the Niveltronic Plus system. Whether car parks, roundabouts or highways need to be built or rehabilitated, Vögele offer the right sensor for every job site situation.
Sensors can be changed quickly and easily, for Niveltronic Plus automatically detects which sensor is connected, thus simplifying the confguration process for the user.
The ErgoPlus 3 operator‘s stand
1. The comfortable operator‘s stand gives an unobstructed view of all crucial areas on the paver such as material hopper, steering guide or screed.
2. The seats swinging out to the sides and an operator‘s stand of streamlined design provide for maximum visibility of the auger tunnel, permitting the paver operator to keep an eye on the head of mix in front of the screed at all times.
4. A place for everything and everything in its place- The operator‘s stand, with its streamlined design, is well organized, offering the paver operator a professional workplace. The operator’s console can be protected by a shatter-proof cover to prevent wilful damage.
5. Hardtop gives excellent protection - The modern hardtop made of glass fbre-reinforced polymer material shelters the operator, come rain or shine.
6. Consistent service concept - All “Dash 3” pavers have a consistent maintenance concept with identical service intervals.
7. Safe and comfortable ascent - The walkway and comfortable middle ascent on the screed ensure safe and convenient access to the operator platform.
8. Ergonomic screed console - The height and position of the console are easily adjusted. The high-contrast colour display can be read clearly from all angles.
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