Goliath tracked paver for Barr
Barr Surfacing and Civil Engineering take delivery of large Dynapac SD2550C tracked paver
BARR Surfacing and Civil Engineering, part of Barr Quarries Ltd, have purchased a Dynapac SD2550C tracked paver for use on projects across south-west Scotland. This larger tracked paver is well suited to the laying of cement-bound granular mixtures (CBGM) in arduous conditions.
Barr are currently using the paver on the A75 Hardgrove upgrade project laying 10,000 cubic metres of CBGM. The paver was purchased especially for this contract as well as to compete in the CBGM and roller-compacted concrete (RCC) markets. The new paver, coupled with a new 120s Rapidmix concrete plant, allows Barr to work in these markets.
The new SD2550C tracked paver features the safe impact system, integrated levelling, a sliding cabin deck and an energy-saving motor, all designed to improve productivity for the user. In addition, Barr also purchased two CC1200 tandem asphalt rollers. Offering low noise, good visibility, easy operation, simple servicing and a drum width of 1,200mm, the compact roller is well suited to urban areas.
Barr director Colin Morrow said: ‘The paver is performing well and producing a product to an excellent tolerance. We chose the Dynapac paver as it offers good value for money while offering all the essentials required to lay both coated and composite payments.
‘We chose the tracked paver over the wheeled version for its ability to lay composite payments to greater depths and widths. Dynapac have provided strong service and an ability to respond quickly to our needs.’
Mark Black, business line manager for Road Construction Equipment, said: ‘This mammoth tracked paver really shows the depth of the Dynapac paver range. From small mini-pavers to the large tracked and wheeled machines, I really believe Dynapac offers the most comprehensive range on the market.
‘We are constantly striving for new innovations and ways to improve. We are delighted to start working with Barr and hope it leads to a long a fruitful relationship.’