And the oscillation rollers came in handy in some difficult areas of the track. “On this project I’ve been really impressed with their performance on some areas where we had some lower initial densities,” he says. “We were able to come back and using the oscillation roller, bring them up, even when the mat was cooler.”
O&G’s actual paving crew gave the Vision 5203-2 a “thumbs up” in getting the work done under deadline.
“A lot of thought went into how the machines were designed and built, especially convenience for the operator, and for the screed guys,” says Robert Riggi, paving foreman, O&G Industries Inc., Torrington, CT, the prime contractor. “The tool racks, the visibility for the driver, and his swing-out chair all work for us.
“The exhaust system is definitely superior to other pavers,” he continues. “And the Ergo-Plus control system is very nice, easy to set up and easy to use. It lays a nice, even mat.”
“O&G Industries has been a valued customer of ours for decades,” says Stuart Clark, sales representative, W.I. Clark Company, Wallingford, CT, the equipment distributor. “It’s a very large, multifaceted construction and materials supplier.”
In the meantime Clark began distributing Wirtgen Group products just this year.
“We’re very impressed with the new Vision pavers, having been a distributor of a competitor for over 50 years,” Clark says. “The paver/screed combination leaves a great mat. The technology of the Vision pavers is far superior to any of its competitors.”
O&G’s acquisition of a Hamm oscillation roller two years ago paved the way, so to speak for its purchase of its first Vision 5203-2 early this year.