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FAQs

 
Q: Why did you introduce a single operator machine to Australia ?
A: A single operator machine is more cost effective because it frees up existing personnel for other areas of work.  Productivity is increased as work can be carried out in all types of weather with the operator protected in the cab of the truck not suffering the effects of weather extremes. The extra capital outlay can be easily recouped in the first few months of operation.
Q: Why does Paveline use hydraulic drive instead of an auxiliary engine ?
A: With all modern trucks producing the power to drive the patching machines at idle (650 rpm) why would you fit an auxiliary engine that has to run at 2400 rpm plus and then quieten it down, check its fluid levels daily etc etc.  The Paveline hydraulic system is maintenance free.  Even our latest blower unit only requires oil changes at 8,000 hour intervals.

An additional engine also adds extra weight to be carried as part of the payload and the extra space required makes the vehicle longer and less manoeuvrable.  The hydraulic drive on the other hand allows for a more compact layout of components with better access for service and maintenance.
Q: Why do you use the more expensive over the cab boom ?
A: It is easier than defying the laws of physics - unless the delivery nozzle is pointing straight down at the road, the aggregate is going to ricochet and leave the repair area.  The only way it is not going to ricochet is if there is no force behind it, which defies the purpose as there will be no compaction.  

Only Autopatch offer 800mm of pure vertical travel and the benefit of being able to see the whole work zone without the obstruction of the boom.  Excavator type, proportional control gives the smoothest boom movement of any machine.

As the boom is mounted in the same manner as a truck crane - behind the cab - the load is applied to the chassis correctly (as per all truck manufacturer's recommendations).  Since the nature of patching is stop/start, this negates any chance of twisting the chassis when patching with the boom extended to the side.

Other styles of boom generally reduce the ground clearance at the front of the truck, quite a problem when regular turning around is a part of the job.
Q: Why do you use a small diameter delivery hose ?
A:

A smaller diameter delivery hose gives us higher velocities in the hose that ensures that the aggregate never drops out of the airstream with the potential to create blockages.

This higher velocity also allows for better compaction of the mix into the pothole.  Low velocity systems can cause blockages in the hose and spray nozzle.

No kerosene or water flushing is needed on a Paveline machine and if you do ever block a spray ring on a Paveline machine it is treated as a warranty claim.  

The smaller hose also allows more accurate placement whilst maintaining high production rates, with more material in the pothole to make the repair, not outside where it is wasted and has the potential to cause damage to road users.

Q: Since Paveline is continuously releasing new features, do we have to buy a new machine every time ?
A: No, an example of this is the very first machine Paveline built (for Yass Shire Council) has been converted into an Autopatch.  Since the Paveline distributor has always been the fastest delivery system, no expensive upgrades are required.  

Our hydraulic system has ample capacity to run other functions simultaneously therefore adding spreaders or pavers is not an expensive exercise.
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