LeeBoy says it took its most well-most trendy paver, the 8520C, and gave it a smoother bolt and made it less complicated to defend with its current 8608 mannequin.
The firm plans to defend the 8520 in the lineup. The 8608 is a response to customers’ requests for a business paver with a heavier tune and no more repairs, stated Brian Hall, LeeBoy asphalt coaching specialist, at ConExpo 2023.
LeeBoy beefed up the undercarriage and gave it an Oscillating Bogie Sort Notice Machine, which delivers 72 inches of ground contact. “That is well-known for our business guys that are repeatedly now not doing overlays, they will be on sand, grime, aggregate,” Hall explains. “So you will need that extensive stance to defend your psi down.”
LeeBoy says the paver is designed for heavy business paving and mammoth quantity jobsites.
With the oscillating bogies the tractor can bolt over an obstacle extra smoothly, which retains screed operation smoother for bettering mat quality, the firm says.
The tracks are the identical as on the upper 8616 paver however in a smaller model and are wider aside for added clearance when riding over utilities.
The 8608 furthermore will get a narrower conveyor than on the 8520, along with heavy-responsibility chains a lot like these on dual carriageway class pavers.
“Now what this does for the shopper,” Hall says, “he has to bustle his chains a bit bit faster than he would with our extensive conveyors. But he has much less repairs because there might be nothing below to pray to handsome out as with our extensive conveyors.”
The 8608 has dual 20.5-inch feeder conveyors, in comparison with the 8520’s dual 36-inch conveyors.
LeeBoy provides slim conveyors on its better pavers, 8616D machine and the 6150, “however wished to bring the slim conveyor thought, coupled with excessive production, to a extra compact paver,” says Chris Broome, senior product supervisor at LeeBoy.
The 8608 runs on the identical 125-horsepower Kubota diesel engine as the 8520. Tier 4 Final emissions requirements are met with diesel utilize fluid, diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction.
Sustain an eye on panels are furthermore the identical on the present paver with toggle switches. The operator’s platform has a series of excessive or low deck controls with electrical steering. All adjust switches are situated in one box that would maybe also be slid to every side. A colour graphic adjust display disguise reveals digital readouts of such info as oil strain, hour meter, gasoline gauge, voltmeter, water temp, tachometer, hydraulic oil temp, engine diagnostics.
Customers can opt from two assorted screeds. It comes long-established with LeeBoy’s Story HD Screed, which weighs 3,750 kilos and paves at a width of up to fifteen ft. It is going to furthermore pave with LeeBoy’s current HD Skilled Screed, which weighs 4,150 kilos and has a max paving width of 15.5 ft. Hall says the HD Skilled furthermore has spring-loaded gates and further of the identical forms of capabilities chanced on on dual carriageway class pavers.
The paver can maneuver in tight areas and has low-profile selective catalytic reduction and utilize and a flat hood for better operator visibility and repairs collect admission to, the firm says.
Other aspects encompass a 14.4-kilowatt belt-pushed generator, 12-inch-diameter fast-trade auger assemblies and now not considerable gentle rubber tracks.
“All this came from paying attention to the shopper repeat us what we’re going to invent to present a increase to our 8520,” Hall says. “The 8520 ravishing now would maybe well well be our bestselling paver. And in step with our sellers, they assume that 8608 can also genuinely surpass that, however it absolutely’s now not going to rob the explain of an 8520.”
Breaking News Posthaste specs:
- Entire Weight: 21,920 lbs.
- Engine: 125-hp Kubota, Tier 4 Final
- Paving width: 15’ (HD screed) 15’ 6” (HD Skilled)
- Paving depth: 0-6”
- Hopper dimension: 9 heaps
- Width: 8’ 6” transport
- Height: 6’ 10” excessive deck
- Size: 15’ 3” (14’ 3” transport)