Ammann launches paving equipment lines
By Ammann Canada
June 9, 2012 – A “solutions” approach to paving equipment sales and support for Canadian contractors was the theme of the recent Paving Days demonstration hosted in Barrie, Ont., by Ammann Canada. Up to 50 contractors, equipment dealers and industry analysts attended the full-day event staged at the Barrie facility of McDowell Equipment, one of Ammann’s two Ontario distributors.
By Ammann Canada
June 9, 2012 – A “solutions” approach to paving equipment
sales and support for Canadian contractors was the theme of the recent Paving
Days demonstration hosted in Barrie, Ont., by Ammann Canada. Up to 50 contractors, equipment dealers and industry
analysts attended the full-day event staged at the Barrie facility of McDowell
Equipment, one of Ammann’s two Ontario distributors.
Morning sessions were opened by Ammann marketing director,
Alex Greschner, who arrived from Switzerland to introduce attendees to Ammann’s
unique approach to international growth. Swiss-based Ammann has been designing
and building road machinery for more than 140 years. Greschner explained how
the firm ensures its long-term stability by funding all operational and
development initiatives out of its own finances. While this approach can
sometimes inhibit rapid expansion, it also ensures a sustainable presence in
every market it enters.
|Asphalt rollers were working side by side with the pavers.|
Peter Price, Ammann’s area sales manager for Canada,
reviewed the now-familiar line-up of Ammann compaction equipment from plate
compactors to 30-ton rollers along with the combination of the pneumatic and
steel drum rollers. Price noted that, with current Ammann Compaction Expert electronic measuring and control technology,
Ammann is one of only two OEMs to offer intelligent compaction
capabilities as defined by U.S. government standards. ACE-equipped vibratory
rollers not only read compaction values in real time, they automatically
self-adjust the machine’s compaction effort to suit substrate conditions as
often as 300 times per minute.
Outdoor sessions in the afternoon focused on the
introduction of Ammann’s all-new line of asphalt pavers. Ferdinando Dell’Orto, product manager for Ammann pavers, presented the four new models with three different
machines onsite for visitors to try out. The Ammann AFW series begins with the
AFW 150 G three-wheeled mini-paver and works up to the 33,069-pound AFW
500 medium-duty paver. Expanded to its maximum spread layer width, the AFW can finish
mattes up to 255 inches wide. Along with the AFW 270 and AFW 350
pavers, the AFW 500 is offered with the customer’s preference of wheels or
|The Amman 150 mini-paver, ideal for walkways and paths, |
is easily loaded by a skid steer.
Peter Price acknowledged several representatives of his
Canadian distributor network in attendance. Developing coast-to-coast support
capabilities has been Price’s primary focus over the past few years,
accomplished now with eight distributor organizations from Newfoundland to B.C. Ammann
distributors, says Price, are all highly knowledgeable of the unique challenges
that the varied regions of Canada present to roadbuilders. With new paving machines
to complement Ammann’s soil and asphalt compactors, specialists in the firm’s
distributor network are better equipped to provide customers with complete
solutions support and troubleshooting to achieve the most cost-effective
results on specific roads and projects.