Less Means More:
“VÖGELE EcoPlus” Reduces Emissions

The machine concept of the “dash 3” generation focuses entirely on “lower consumption – lower emissions – lower costs”. The “VÖGELE EcoPlus” low-emissions package combines a number of individual measures greatly reducing the fuel consumption and noise of “dash 3” pavers. For VÖGELE, green is more than just a colour, as proved by the eco-friendly technical innovations which make “VÖGELE EcoPlus” so unique.

Lower consumption

“VÖGELE EcoPlus” saves fuel, much to the benefit of both the environment and the contractors. After all, lower fuel consumption means

  • lower emissions and
  • lower costs.

Controlled hydraulic oil temperature circuit

A bypass circuit allows the hydraulic oil to reach its optimum operating temperature very quickly. This in turn permits rapid, fuel-saving operation of the paver. The oil is only led through the cooler assembly when it rises above the optimum temperature of 50 – 70 °C.

Splitter gearbox with ability to disengage hydraulic pumps

All hydraulic pumps for “conveyors and augers”, “traction drive” and “compacting systems” are automatically disengaged when the paver remains stationary for a certain time, e.g. while waiting. Fuel consumption is reduced considerably by this function. Reducing the trailing load also makes it significantly easier to start the paver at low ambient temperatures.

Variable-speed fan

The variable-speed fan automatically adjusts in line with engine load and ambient temperature, as well as the temperature of the oil and cooling water. The fan is driven via a viscous coupling in accordance with temperature and engine load. In contrast to a hydraulic drive, this new type of fan drive stands out through its considerably greater energy efficiency. It is also very much quieter.

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. No more and no less – that saves fuel.

NEW: Cut costs with “VÖGELE EcoPlus”

The innovative low-emissions package “VÖGELE EcoPlus” tangibly reduces the contractors’ fuel costs. The savings are enormous, as the following sample calculation* shows.

*Calculation based on paving an 8cm binder course with a pave width of 8m and a pave speed of 5m/min. Actual fuel consumption depends on several factors, such as paver configuration, type of job site and paving parameters.