Give Pavers Good Guidance
BY John Ball
If your paver operator is having difficulty guiding off of an inadequate guide bar on the paver, you can build your own.
In these pictures, you can see the team has attached a vice grip on a bracket to the lip of the hopper. The vice grip holds the metal guide bar. The team has wrapped yellow tape every six inches to help the operator keep track of his spacing.
You want the guide bar to line up with your extensions on the back of the screed. You’ll place one of these on each side of the hopper. Notice that the bracket allows the team to fold the metal bar inward, against the hopper for safe travel.
John Ball is the proprietor of Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire. He provides personal, on-site paving consulting services around the United States and into Canada. For more information, contact him at (603) 493-1458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.