Vögele’s most popular paver joins the Dash 5 lineup

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Vögele has integrated its most popular paver model into the Dash 5 generation of machines. 

The new Super 1800-5(i) combines user-friendliness, automation, economic viability and sustainability. With pave widths between 2.55 and 10 metres, high performance and compact dimensions, the Universal Class paver is also the most versatile Vögele machine to date.

With a length of 6.15 metres, the Super 1800-5(i) is compact for its class and ideal for pave widths of between 2.55 and 10 metres. This allows the new Dash 5 machine to tackle projects from city centres to highways. 

Dash 5 tech

Thanks to the new Dash 5 technologies, the universal class paver is suited to a wide range of applications, with 173 hp and a laydown rate of 700 tonnes per hour. The new tech includes the ErgoPlus 5 operating system, new assistance and automatic functions, improved material management, a sustainable drive concept, additional comfort features and a new lighting system. 

“The Super 1800-5(i) is two steps ahead of its Dash 3 predecessors,” said Bastian Fleischer, Product Manager at Vögele. 

“We have considerably improved the user-friendliness, sustainability, economic viability and automation in this new generation of pavers.”

ErgoPlus 5

As the ErgoPlus 5 operating system shows, the focus is on the user. Compared to the Dash 3 version, the paver operator’s console offers improved visibility, better comfort and ergonomics and everything required for networked road construction. 

Vögele has simplified operation of individual functions, improved the design, increased legroom and integrated additional storage options for mobile phones or similar. 

The Super 1800-5(i) also offers more precision steering than its predecessor thanks to Smartwheel. 

The optional Premium Touch display screen allows users to easily monitor and control existing and future digital solutions. 

The Paver Access Control (PAC) function and the Light Package Plus offer more comfort, efficiency and safety. PAC allows users to operate the paver from the ground at the touch of a button. The control unit placed on the screed plate can be used to control all initial steps safely and conveniently. 

The optional Light Package Plus provides additional security and reduces set-up times on night construction sites. LED lights are integrated into the roof structure and light up the whole operating width of the paver and screed area. 

Automated features 

The Dash 5 has additional assistance and automatic functions to support users. 

Niveltronic Plus Assist automates the laying of both crown and transverse profiles. Users simply specify the incline of a target point, and the machine takes over by gradually approaching this value. This means operators no longer need to gradually adjust the incline by hand and guarantees a seamless paving result, especially for changing profiles. 

As well, the screed width can be automatically controlled along a tensioned wire with the new Edge Control system. The automatic screed width function ensures the edge and pave width of the screed remain constant when there is no tensioned wire at an exit or entrance.

Optimized drive 

Even without the new functions, the Super 1800-5(i) delivers reduced fuel consumption, carbon dioxide and noise emissions. To achieve this, Vögele reworked the drive concept. The new four-cylinder motor consumes significantly less fuel while providing the same power. This is primarily due to the optimized Vögele EcoPlus low-emissions package. In particular, the speed-controlled fan has been optimized to calculate rpm even more accurately and, in conjunction with other measures, substantially reduce noise emissions.

Optimum pre-compaction 

The new Vögele paver achieves optimum pre-compaction in conjunction with the AB 500 and AB 600 Dash 5 extending screeds or with SB 300 rigid screed plates. 

The hydraulic tamper height adjustment ensures excellent paving quality and reduced set-up times. 

The Dual Power Shift Tamper enables operators to easily set the tamper stroke with the touch of a button. Compared to mechanical adjustment, this saves time and is practical, especially with changing layer thicknesses. 

A new guide and positioning system for fitting screed wideners and more efficient heating of the compacting systems also significantly reduce set-up times. Furthermore, Vögele has achieved substantial noise level reductions through structural optimizations. 

The reworked control of the material transport system also plays an important role in the reduced consumption and increased efficiency. 

The auger and conveyors now communicate with one another, ensuring the material feed is more consistent and precisely coordinated. This avoids load peaks, saves fuel, enables an optimum head of mix, which allows uninterrupted paving.

The optional Power Tunnel also ensures an optimum material height in front of the screed plate. The retraction and extension of the limiting plates for the auger tunnel can be controlled at the same time as the screed width adjustment.