The New VÖGELE Mini Class

SUPER 700-3i and SUPER 800-3i.

The new Mini Class pavers SUPER 700-3i and SUPER 800-3i are extremely compact small pavers that can tackle a wide variety of applications. Whether working on narrow farm tracks, close to walls and edges, between tramway tracks or in buildings, it is in confined spaces that the Mini Class pavers really show what they are capable of. When the site is particularly narrow, short or low, that‘s when the small machines come into their own.

Their dimensions make them the ideal candidates for landscaping applications as well as for surfacing car parks, farm tracks, cycle paths or footpaths. The Mini Class pavers are also a perfect choice for building motorway central reservations or working in underground car parks, low halls, etc. In all these situations, their small dimensions, great manoeuvrability and power are the decisive factor for efficiency.

Highlights

  • Ideal for applications in confined spaces thanks to compact dimensions.
  • Easy handling due to simple and innovative ErgoBasic operating concept.
  • Perfect operator visibility as a result of modern machine design.
  • New AB 220 Extending Screed allows a wide range of pave widths from 0,5 – 3.2m.
  • Several feed options due to asymmetrical material hopper.
  • Tracking stability and steering precision thanks to traction drives in closed loops.
  • Powerful and cost-efficient due to modern Deutz diesel engine with ECO mode.

Compact, Light and Highly Manœuvrable

This highly evolved pavers are perfectly equipped to handle even the most difficult conditions. The asymmetrical material hopper, for instance, allows the Mini Class pavers to be easily fed with mix even in extremely confined spaces.

  • With an outer track gauge of just 1.14m, the pavers are ideal for paving between tramway tracks or in milled strips.
  • The small clearance width of 1.4m means that even narrow entrances or gates are no longer an obstacle.
  • The well-thought-out paver design allows machine-based paving up to within 5cm of boundaries.
  • Due to the overall height of less than 2m, paving in low spaces and under canopy roofs is possible without any problem.
  • The wide range of pave widths – from 0.5 to 3.2m – means the Mini Class pavers can be used in a wide variety of applications, ensuring high capacity utilization.

Perfect Material Management

Several feeding options are particularly important when space is narrow and confined. That is exactly what the large material hopper of the Mini Class pavers was designed for. It can be conveniently supplied with material by lorry or wheeled loader, depending on how much space is available. The powerful conveyor, the large conveyor tunnel and the augers adjustable in height ensure that material flows to the screed precisely and in exactly the right quantity.

Several feed options and optimum flow of mix

The large material hopper with separately folding sides is designed so that the machine can always be supplied with paving material in the best, most cost-effective way. Whether the mix is supplied from the front by lorry or from the side by a wheeled loader, the hopper sides can always be positioned as required.

On the asymmetrical material hopper, the left hopper side can be folded hydraulically. Combined with the possibility of adjusting the push-rollers to the left, this makes it easier for material to be supplied by lorry when paving along walls and other boundaries.

With a capacity of 5.8t, the material hopper of the Mini Class pavers is configured to guarantee a controlled supply of mix, preventing any bottlenecks from occurring.

The arrangement of the conveyor drive at the rear of the machine makes for optimum power transmission, ensuring a high conveying capacity while minimizing wear of paver components. The conveyor is reversible, preventing any spills of material when repositioning the paver on the job site.

Future-Proof Drive Technology

The Mini Class pavers are equipped with powerful modern 4-cylinder engines. With the SUPER 700-3i and SUPER 800-3i, the suffix “i” stands for ”intelligent emission control“ and designates all machines from the WIRTGEN GROUP equipped with the latest engine technology.

Thanks to a sophisticated after-treatment system, these engines comply with the strict exhaust emission standards governing mobile machinery in EU/EFTA countries, the USA and Canada. For all other countries, the SUPER 700-3 and SUPER 800-3 pavers are available equipped with modern engines without exhaust after-treatment system.

  • SUPER 700-3i and SUPER 800-3i: Modern Deutz diesel engine rated at 55.4kW, complying with the European emissions standard 4 as well as the US standard EPA Tier 3.
  • SUPER 700-3 and SUPER 800-3: Modern Deutz diesel engine rated at 54kW, complying with the European emissions standard 3a as well as the US standard EPA Tier 3.
  • A speed-controlled fan ensures just the right amount of cooling, reducing both fuel consumption and noise emissions.
  • The splitter gearbox optimally transfers the output of the diesel engine to the hydraulic pumps.

A large cooler assembly with innovative air routing is installed for perfect cooling of the engine coolant, hydraulic oil and charge air in all climatic zones the world over. This ensures that the engine can deliver maximum output and helps prolong its service life.

ErgoBasic Operating Concept

The ErgoBasic operating concept was developed on the basis of the proven ErgoPlus operating system which is installed in VÖGELE‘s large pavers, but it was tailored specifically to the needs and requirements of the users of our Mini Class. The aim was to develop an operating system for the small machines that is just as quick, precise and intuitive to operate as the system for the large ones. That makes VÖGELE the only manufacturer to offer a standardized operating concept for all paver classes.

Paver Operator‘s ErgoBasic Console

The functions are arranged in a clear, logical and practical layout that has largely been inspired by the ErgoPlus operating console. The type of controls and the symbols used are all in line with those of an ErgoPlus console but have been tailored to the functions of the Mini Class pavers.

Given the limited number of functions, there is no need for a display. The status of all settings is indicated as a percentage on LED strips immediately next to the relevant functions. LEDs also indicate the set speed for the augers and the compacting systems as well as the fill level of the fuel tank.

The function and status indicators mean the operator always has a full control over his machine, even without a display. He can, for instance, read the fill level of the fuel tank directly and identify whether there are any functional faults.

An LED indicates which operating mode is selected. On leaving ”Pave“ mode, the memory function stores all the last settings, which means that the paving parameters last used are retrieved immediately after repositioning the machine on the job site, for instance.

In automatic mode, the maximum speed of the augers can be adapted to the pave width separately for the right and left using the plus and minus keys. The set value is displayed as a percentage on the LED strip.

There are three speed ranges for the diesel engine: MIN, ECO and MAX. The desired range can be set easily using the arrow keys. Many construction projects can be completed at ECO speed. The lower engine speed reduces noise emissions considerably and saves on fuel.

The speeds of the compacting systems can be set directly on the paver operator‘s console. The LED strips from 0 to 100% indicate the set speeds for the tamper and vibrators, allowing them to be adjusted immediately as required.

The machine is steered by means of an easy-grip rotary controller which enables the paver operator to manœuvre the machine precisely even in the tightest spots. For long curves with a constant radius, the desired steering angle can be preselected using arrow keys. The paver stays automatically on the set track until the function is deactivated again, allowing the paver operator to monitor the paving process undisturbed.

ErgoBasic Remote Control Unit for the Screed

The safe and easy handling of all screed functions is a key factor in high-quality pavement construction. That‘s why an ErgoBasic remote control unit for the screed was developed specifically for the new operating system. Its keypad is laid out logically according to the functional processes. Designed for robustness, it is well able to withstand tough job site conditions. Operation is easy to understand and can be learnt intuitively in a very short space of time, not least because the symbols used in the proven ErgoPlus operating concept were adopted in the design.

The ErgoBasic remote control unit for the screed allows all paving-related functions to be set quickly and easily. That includes direct access to the material handling systems and the sonic sensor for the auger. There is a remote control unit for each side of the screed. It can either be held in the hand or fixed to the magnetic brackets provided on the left and right of the screed.

All the main paving functions for each side of the screed can be controlled using one of the two handy remote control units.

1 – Setting: Conveyor, automatic / manual
2 – Horn
3 – Setting: Auger, automatic / manual / reverse
4 – Screed floating on / off
5 – Extend / retract the screed’s extending unit
6 – Adjustment of screed tow point ram

Remote Control Unit for Niveltronic Basic

VÖGELE have also developed an automated grade and slope control system to match the ErgoBasic operating concept: the Niveltronic Basic. Fully integrated into the machine control system, its main benefit is that it is particularly easy to use. There is a separate remote control unit for each side of the screed.

Mechanical sensors and sonic sensors as well as a slope sensor can be connected for grade and slope control. A laser receiver is even available for work on larger sites. Niveltronic Basic automatically detects the type of sensor connected.

The remote control unit comes with all the functions required for precision grade and slope control:

1 – Indication of deviation from specified values
2 – Niveltronic Basic on / off
3 – Setting: Sensor sensitivity
4 – Sensor selection
5 – Quick set-up
6 – Setting: Specified value
7 – Sensor calibration

New AB 220 Extending Screed

The AB 220 for the VÖGELE Mini Class pavers achieves excellent paving precision and high pre-compaction. The screed is available in two versions as far as equipment with compacting systems is concerned. The AB 220 V with vibrators has been specially conceived for combination with the SUPER 700-3(i), whereas the AB 220 TV with tamper and vibrators has been designed for the SUPER 800-3(i).

Both screed versions come with a basic width of 1.2m and extend hydraulically up to 2.2m. With bolt-on extensions, the AB 220 V and AB 220 TV can be built up to a maximum pave width of 3.2m.

  • Screed versions V, TV
  • Maximum pave width 3.2m

Reduction in Width

Once mounted, the system for pave width reduction allows infinite variation of the pave width from 1.2m to 0.5m. This is conveniently handled from the paver operator‘s stand without a need for conversion. With the system for pave width reduction offered by VÖGELE, the backfilling of trenches or paving in an asymmetrical width along kerbstones or walls is an easy game, even when using joint tape.

With the system for pave width reduction fitted, the screed floats on the mix just as it does when paving in a non-reduced width. This allows the layer thickness to be adjusted via the screed tow point rams or even to be controlled with Niveltronic Basic. The floating screed not only provides for precise paving results, but also achieves excellent pre-compaction.

When it comes to technology, the Mini Class can certainly keep pace with the large ”Dash 3“ pavers. The powerful material conveying system is sophisticated, as is the new ErgoBasic operating concept.

Equipped with the AB 220 Extending Screed with tamper and vibrators, the small pavers achieve optimum pre-compaction values.

And finally, the excellent price/performance ratio of the Mini Class pavers is not the least of their attractions. That makes them the ideal choice in towns and cities as well as for landscaping applications. As such they are particularly interesting for many local authority contractors.