Tennessee based highway contractor, Robert Smith Inc., recently laid more than 49,000 m2 of compacted concrete at a Jack Daniels distillery site.
The official nickname for Chattanooga in the USA is the Scenic City
– reinforced by the city’s growing reputation as a haven for all kinds of outdoor activity. It’s surrounded by various mountains, lying between the Appalachian Mountains and Cumberland Plateau and about 120 miles (190 km) to the northwest of Atlanta, Georgia.
After four decades in the asphalt paving business, Robert Smith began dabbling in Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) – a heavy-duty cement mix that can be poured as quickly as asphalt. The company has now perfected the process of laying thousands of meters of RCC in just a few days for its industrial client base. Such has been its success that today more than 90% of its workload now consists of RCC work – jobs that the company completes with its Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) ABG7820 paver.
That’s the spirit
Robert Smith Inc. was contracted to repave the Jack Daniels
distillery site in Lynchburg, Tennessee, to deal with a major maintenance issue regarding its warehouse access roads. The asphalt roads were breaking down because of the weight of trucks carrying products to and from the warehouse. About 92 m2
of concrete was laid every hour by the Volvo ABG7820 paver, which covered over 49,000 m2
of new roads and stockyards. About 13 cm (5 inches) of compacted concrete was placed over six inches of compacted aggregate base.
Volvo tracked pavers are particularly suitable for paving a wide range of materials from the wearing course down to the base courses on diversified paving contracts. The Volvo ABG7820 paver features a smart power paving mode that gives high power when needed and reduce fuel consumption when less power is required. It also features an Electronic Paver Management EPM function that combines intuitive and simple operation with an extensive range of possibilities for storing and analyzing machine data.