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Astec updates its Roadtec highway pavers

February 21, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

(Photo credit: Astec Industries)

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Astec Industries has released two updated models into its line of highway-class Roadtec pavers: the eight-foot RP-175 and 10-foot RP-195 F-series. Both models feature updates in look, undercarriage design, and noise outputs.

The new design gives operators clear sight-lines to the hopper, sides and screed, with the inclusion of bright-coloured handrails and stairways helping users quickly recognize safe access points on the machine. Composite materials have been used for a reduced weight and better access to key components including the hood and side panels.

The cooling system has been relocated to the top of the engine to now pull air in from both sides and out of the front of the machine, away from the operator.

The new design is also intended to significantly lower operating noise, creating a safer and more communicative environment on-site. This is achieved by moving the generator from the screed to the engine compartment and reduces noise output by roughly 20 per cent.


“Learning what our customers have to say about our machines is an important step in the innovation process at Astec. We listen to our customers, and what we heard is they wanted it to be easier to hear each other out in the field,” said Keith Hagy, Astec’s product manager for paving and infrastructure solutions.

Both machines have an updated Stage V/Tier 4 Final Cummins engine, with the RP-175 changing from a six-cylinder to four-cylinder unit for higher fuel efficiency.

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