STANLEY ROAD CONSTRUCTION STICKS WITH DYNAPAC PAVING EQUIPMENT
As the old saying goes: “when you’re on a good thing, stick to it!” And that’s exactly what leading Queensland-based road construction specialists Stanley Road Construction did when it came to replacing the older Dynapac pavers in their equipment fleet – they replaced them with six new Dynapac pavers.
But it wasn’t just a case of ‘brand loyalty’ that led them to stick with Dynapac. Stanley Road Construction Commercial Manager, Quintin Davenport explained: “When it comes to a major equipment purchase such as a paver, or as in this case, a fleet of six pavers, it’s important to ensure that you’re getting the equipment that’s best suited to your needs. After all, it’s not only a major financial investment, it’s a critical part of your business, and the quality and performance of the equipment you use, can have a major impact on the quality of the finished pavement.”
With that in mind, the team from Stanley Road Construction used the opportunity to have a look at a range of available equipment to assess what was best suited to their needs in terms of
quality, performance, productivity, safety, operability and reliability. Not surprisingly, the Dynapac pavers ‘ticked all the boxes’ – and that, combined with the years of excellent performance that they had from their existing Dynapac units, made it an obvious choice.
Stanley Road Construction took delivery of the fleet of new pavers – consisting of five Dynapac SD2500WS Large Pavers and one Dynapac SD1800W City Paver – late last year for use on major projects across Brisbane and South East Queensland.
A flagship of Dynapac’s Large Wheeled Paver Range, the SD2500WS paver combines the reliable performance for which Dynapac is renown, with an array of intelligent features, all of which combine to deliver excellent quality results. With a basic working width of 2,550 mm and theoretical paving capacity of 750 m3/h, the Dynapac SD2500WS is ideal for a wide range of paving jobs – from suburban streets and arterial roads, through major highways and motorways. The SD2500WS tamping, vibrating screed and integrated levelling functions deliver outstanding compaction and an excellent quality finish.
Ideal for use on smaller paving jobs and those with limited access, the Dynapac SD1800W combines compact manoeuvrability with performance and features usually only found in much larger
units. With a laying capacity of 350 t/h and paving widths from 0.70 m up to 4.70 m with bolt on extensions, the SD1800W is ideal for inner-city and smaller suburban streets, roads and cul-de-sacs, and is a perfect fit for repair jobs.
“Our decision to stick with Dynapac was not only based on the outstanding performance of the existing pavers in our fleet, but also on how they compared with other equipment that we looked at as part of our purchasing procedure,” Quintin added. “Perhaps most importantly, our decision to stick with Dynapac has been more than vindicated by the performance of the new units. They’re all working extremely well and delivering the quality results we need.”
These sentiments were echoed by Stanley Road Construction’s Operations Manager Dave Daniels, who said the new units were performing extremely well out in the field. “Reliability and performance are critical out in the field,” he said. “We have a lot of work on for clients across South East Queensland – ranging from suburban roads through to highway and motorway work – and we need to be sure that when we get out on site, the equipment will work as it’s supposed to and deliver the results that we need.”
“We’ve always had great results with our Dynapac pavers, and the new units are continuing that tradition,” he added. “They’re reliable and they deliver excellent compaction, and the fact that they’re well designed and easy to use, means our crews like using them. Everyone is extremely happy with the new pavers.”
This article originally appeared in the March issue of Highway Engineering Australia.