Astec RP-250 Combines Rubber Tires with Tractive Effort of Crawler Pavers
The Astec RP-250 is a heavy-duty 10-foot paver from Astec Industries, Chattanooga, that combines the advantages of rubber tires with the tractive effort of a crawler paver. This large footprint, 250-horsepower machine has increased traction and flotation with a smooth ride, according to the manufacturer. The large tires and frame-raise are designed to provide ideal weight distribution and tractive effort.
The RP-250 features the Astec exclusive anti-segregation design of the feed tunnel, the feed tunnel discharge and the rear augers. In this design, the delta plate defines the front wall of the material tunnel, preventing mix from rolling forward under the paver. Augers are kept close to the discharge of the conveyors so material is always kept moving. The auger assembly pavers can be hydraulically raised, lowered and tilted. Electric flow gates are designed to give precise control over the head of material allowing material to be properly distributed without burying the auger and flooding the middle.
Features of the RP-250 include:
- Cummins QSB 6.7, Tier 4F engine
- Up to 233 fpm paving speed
- Hopper capacity of 252 cubic feet
- Frame-raise capability
For more information, visit www.AstecIndustries.com.