Asphalt finisher - Asphalt finisher The asphalt finisher, also called asphalt paver or asphalt paver, is one of the last construction machinery involved in road construction: it is used to spread the wearing course. , made of bituminous mixes.
The pavers are equipped with a hopper into which a dump truck dumps the bitumen. A conveyor conveys the asphalt to the adjustment table, possibly telescopic, which allows the bitumen to be spread in a controlled manner by modifying the width and thickness as needed.
An asphalt paver can be on tracks or on tires: wheeled pavers are mainly used in town, while tracked pavers are preferred for major works (highways).
An operator controls the machine from the control platform. The asphalt paver progresses slowly, and can spread between 600 and 1,100 t / h over a width of 1.2 to 14 meters.
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