Vögele’s new Super 1400 (tracked) and Super 1403 (wheeled) pavers have compact dimensions and a versatile range of applications. They are characterised by a robust undercarriage and material handling system, powerful yet economical drive technology, and simple, intuitive handling. Meeting the EU Stage 3A or US EPA Tier 3 emissions standards, both models are available in Southeast Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
In combination with the AB 480 extending screed – which includes compacting systems consisting of tamper and vibrators – these new Universal Class pavers achieve a high degree of pre-compaction as well as pave widths of between 2.55 m and 4.8 m. Additional bolt-on extensions make it possible to implement a maximum width of up to 6 m for the wheeled model and up to 7.3 m for the tracked model. With compact dimensions, the machines are highly manoeuvrable and thus suitable for tight construction projects in city centres and also for larger projects – such as rehabilitation of old motorways or construction of new ones.
The Super 1400 and Super 1403 provide a laydown rate of 600 t/hr. Powered by a 101 kW four-cylinder diesel engine from John Deere, the machines deliver a high output, even on relatively large construction projects. The efficient drive cooling system ensures maximum reliability, even in extreme tropical climates. The hydraulics can control material handling accurately, facilitating an optimum head of material in front of the screed. Likewise, the screed itself is designed for efficiency and quality; the optional electric screed heating heats all components in contact with the material quickly and evenly, preventing adhesion of the material and securing an even surface structure.
These two new models are also equipped with the ErgoBasic operating system, which was developed on the back of the ErgoPlus 3 operating system using the same logic and symbols. This makes it really easy for users to switch between different classes of Vögele paver. ErgoBasic offers all the basic functions for high-quality paving and is especially simple, intuitive and reliable in operation.
Furthermore, the new Universal Class pavers feature the Niveltronic Basic system for automated grade and slope control. This function is fully integrated in the machine control system and therefore tailored precisely to suit the paver model concerned. It can be adjusted separately for each side of the screed using a compact, highly robust remote control unit and can be combined with a wide range of Vögele sensors.