Caterpillar Inc. Adds New Compact Line of Asphalt Pavers, Screeds
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, announced in November, that it will be adding a new compact line of asphalt pavers and screeds to its paving products family. These standard 8-foot size paver and screed combinations include the AP400, AP455, AP500, and AP555 asphalt pavers as well as the SE47 V and SE47 FM asphalt screeds. They come equipped with features for both urban and rural applications to fit the needs of both large and small contractors.
The compact size and small footprint combine with maneuverability for more opportunity to pave in confined areas such as narrow streets, small parking lots, and other urban-type applications. The standard paving range using the SE47 V screed is 8 feet to 15 feet, 6 inches (2.4 to 4.7 meters) with a maximum width of 20 feet (6.1 m), while the standard paving range of the SE47 FM screed is 8 feet to 15 feet, 6 inches (2.4 to 4.7 m) with a maximum width of 20 feet, 6 inches (6.2 m). Paving depths up to 10 inches (254 mm) support aggregate paving applications.
Speed, traction, flotation, and durability are features of the Cat® Mobil-trac™ undercarriage design on the AP455 and AP555, according to the manufacturer. The undercarriage comes with a four-year prorated warranty. For contractors that prefer a simple wheel undercarriage design, drive tire options include both sand-rib and radial options. The AP400 can be equipped with a front-wheel assist option, while the AP500 can be equipped with front-wheel assist or the all-wheel drive option for increased performance on soft base materials or when pushing heavy loads.
Cat pavers are equipped with an exclusive eco-mode feature that combines with automatic speed control to reduce fuel consumption. The AP400 and AP455 pavers are equipped with a Cat C3.6 engine, while the AP500 and AP555 use the Cat C4.4 engine. Both engines meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
For more information, contact your local Cat dealer.