Slip Form Paver
The MBW Paver slip forms curb, curb & gutter and similar profiles with a level of quality that rivals larger pavers. In commercial parking lots and other applications with tight radii, the MBW Paver out-performs larger machines. Cost savings associated with use of the MBW Paver are significant and ongoing. Purchase cost is a fraction of large pavers. Transport is accomplished with a pick-up truck and trailer. Crew size can be held to 3-5 people. Maintenance is low. The MBW Paver bridges the gap between hand forming curbs and slip forming with large machines. Three models are available. The two wheel drive C101 pours to a 12″ width, 18″ height. The two wheel drive C101-18 pours to a 18″ width, 18″ height. The three wheel drive CG200 slip forms profiles within a 48″ wide by 18″ high parameter. Hopper sizes are available in 24″, 30″, 36″ and 48″. Given a reasonable level of variable control, the MBW Paver pours a 3′ radius with ease.
While production rates vary and are dependent on mix, grade, and crew proficiency, 1000 to 1500 feet of curb and gutter would represent a typical day’s pour. In the tack-on curb over pavement application, the MBW Paver has the potential to slipform up to 5000 thousand feet/day.
The control panel is user friendly and features engine gauges for temperature, oil pressure, fuel and battery status. Includes main and auto power, transport and pour modes, variable travel speeds (forward/reverse), manual and automatic height controls, vibrator controls and one accessory input. Lockable weather/vandalism cover is provided. Entire control panel swivels for most convenient point of operation.
Grade adjustment and machine steering are controlled automatically (sensor and stringline), or manually from the operator’s control panel. Variable speed, motor-inhead hydraulic vibrators are independently controlled and the same as used on Big Machines.
Two or Three Wheel Drive
The MBW Paver is two wheel drive in the curb only mode… three wheel drive in the curb and gutter mode. Tough, long wearing lug tires are foam filled to maintain constant deflection rates (important to grade control) and to eliminate puncture problems. Drive systems are all hydraulic, no belts, chains, clutches or gearboxes.
MBW’s unique quickattach hopper system enables users to switch pouring modes from “offset” (curb only) to “between centers” (curb and gutter, valley ribbon, etc) in minutes. Paver easily breaks down for hauling via pick-up truck and utility trailer. Individual molds can be switched over from the hoppers in minutes.
Maintenance of the paver is relatively minimal when you consider the complexity of the machine. The machine itself requires hydraulic fluid and filter changes along with proper care of the sensors. Routine engine maintenance is normal oil, oil filter and air filter changes.