AP Pavers is proud to offer a Super 1800-3i Spray Jet to our ever-expanding fleet. Ideally suited to paving thin layers on spray seal, or for any kind of conventional paving on tack coat.
So why use a Spray Jet? It is a well-known fact that the UK falls behind the rest of Europe in terms of road quality - but the SprayJet is set to change that. There are just a handful of the units in the UK (mainly the older generation), and we feel it is now time to make the newer generation units more available to this market.
The SprayJet allows the tarmac to be continuously laid onto hot emulsion, without the need for a tanker and avoids all the problems associated with wheel tracking. The technology has been proving its value for many years and is being used for rehabilitation and construction projects in many markets around the world.
AP Pavers will be able to provide two different services to the industry from small scale to large. The first is to supply the 1800-3i SprayJet with our specialist operator only - possibly suiting the larger contractors.
The other option is providing not only the 1800-3i SprayJet and an operator, but also the emulsion bond coat and all associated technological needs whilst working the job - to sum it up this option provides the full package!
The SprayJet module is a system that sprays polymer-modified binder directly in front of the mix being laid, this avoids the well-known problem of the tyres on the tarmac delivery lorry constantly rolling over the just sprayed emulsion. It is then followed immediately by aggregate. It is the most economical and clean alternative to previous methods yet.
The largest issue associated with using a conventional paver and tarmac delivery lorry is that the wheels on the lorry rolling over the fresh emulsion removes the tack coat before the tarmac has even been laid, as it transfers onto the tyres. This wouldn't be such an issue, if it wasn't for the fact that where the tyres of the lorries are, is exactly where the tyres of cars will be driving on - leaving the worst part of the surface as the most used part of the surface. Tracking and pickup causes many problems; the consequences of poor bonding include slipping, shovage, increased rutting and also reduced fatigue life.
A key feature is that operation of the spray module has been integrated into the sophisticated ErgoPlus 3 operating system. The module has also been designed as a completely self-contained functional unit. It features a modular design that makes the system simpler to service and allows it to be used both as a spray paver and as a conventional asphalt paver. The paver has a maximum spray width of 6m,
With multiple spray bars the SprayJet can ensure that there will be full coverage of the existing surface with emulsion, even when the pave width varies. The rate of spread can be selected accurately from 0.3-1.6kg/m². The SprayJet pulses to achieve a uniform film of emulsion with no overlaps, and the function can be automatically adjusted to suit the speed, width etc. therefore providing increased accuracy and quality.
The module comes with an insulated emulsion tank with a capacity of 2,100litres and that can be increased to 7,100litres using an optional additional tank. The integrated electric heating (2 x 7kW) ensures that emulsion is maintained at the ideal temperature for spraying. And a heated emulsion pump circulates the emulsion in the tank, ensuring that it is homogenous.
AP Pavers believes that the best way to rehabilitate roads is by replacing the surface course using the VOGELE 1800-3i SprayJet, it is a cost-effective and eco-friendly process, and is already very popular in numerous countries across the globe.
The new Super 1800-3i SprayJet arrives at our base in mid-March.
AP Pavers are extremely excited to announce that this new generation SprayJet -3 VERSION will be the FIRST of its kind in the UK, and we look forward to following its progress across the country throughout 2017. We will be taking all enquiries and bookings immediately, so please, do not hesitate to call us on 01889 560920 - we are sure this is going to prove a very popular new addition to UK surfacing market.