Workshop Services & Washdown
How do you guarantee the quality of a new paver machine?
At our on-site workshop we undertake complete overhauls, servicing, repairs and re-painting of Ammann, ABG, Bitelli, Cat, Vogele, Dynapac, Sumitomo asphalt pavers.
Every machine must pass a quality test before being delivered to the client.
The workshop is split into 7 working bays. Each machine is allocated to a bay and an engineer to work on that machine.
Before work starts on a paver machine, a meeting is held with the all the relevant managers to discuss each individual project and raise any extra parts or paintwork requirements.
Each customer order is dealt with as an individual, with routine checks carried out at each stage before completion. Pavemac are committed to supplying customers orders on time to a high standard.
All Quality Assurance checks must be carried out by the Workshop Supervisor.
Check main frame cleaned and ready for move to Fabrication Shop.
Check all frame fabrication repairs complete ready for move to Fitting shop.
Check main frame for all mechanical, fitting, electrical, and service work complete.
- Run & Test
Run engine and check all operations (less screed) before move to Paint Prep Shop.
- Paint Prep
Check main frame fully prepared for painting before move to Paint Bay.
Check frame after painting before move to Fitting Shop for final assembly.
- Screed Cleaning
Check screed frame cleaned and ready for move to Fabrication Shop.
- Screed Fabrication & Mechanical Work
Check all screed frame fabrication repairs and fitting work complete and ready for move to Paint Prep Shop.
- Screed Prep Paint
Check screed frame fully prepared for painting before move to Paint Bay.
- Screed Painting
Check screed frame after painting before move to Fitting Shop for final screed assembly.
- Screed Assembly
Check screed frame for all mechanical, fitting, electrical, service work, and painted complete and ready for connecting to tractor unit.
- Final Assembly, Run & Test
After assembly of frame and screed check all manufacturing work is complete and ready to move to PDI Bay.
Check PDI carried out and the machine is ready for delivery to customer.
- Additional Work
Check for any additional work carried out.
What happens to a trade in machine before it is re-sold?
Each traded in machine goes through a process of washing down to remove existing tarmac before it goes to the workshop for its overhaul:
Necessary parts are removed such as the panels by an engineer
The main machine unit is then separated from the screed
To remove the tarmac from the machine and parts, it is soaked in diesel, ideally overnight.
After that it is jet washed to remove as much of the tarmac as possible, but any stubborn compacted tarmac is removed using a gas burner.
The machine is then washed with a traffic film remover to make sure all the tarmac is gone, then the machine is washed before entering the workshop.
A dedicated onsite paint shop is where any new machines that require customers colours or sign writing are modified.
Once the customer has chosen their paints the machine goes through several processes.
- Thinner cleaning
- Masking with tape and brown paper
- Cleaned again
- Primed 2-3 coats
- Masking is checked again
- Blown clean with air
- Colour is mixed
- 2 – 3 coats of paint with hardener are applied
- Dried overnight 12 hours minimum
- Returned to the workshop to finish and re-attach panels and items
Finally the machine is touched up and cleaned again ready for the customer