Whether it is used to give signals to road users at crossings, to direct the flow of traffic or as an attractive design element in landscaping applications — coloured asphalt is an excellent way for urban planners, landscape designers and construction companies to create effects. The mix is produced using “colourless bitumen”, a synthetic binder based on mineral oil, that is coloured with pigments.

The park along the Lichtenthaler Allee is typical of the magnificent townscape of the spa city Baden-Baden. The landscaping project comprised two sections with different space conditions and sizes. To create the visual impression of gritted avenues and simultaneously ensure durability, a stone-mastic asphalt with beige colour pigments was used to surface the area. While the VÖGELE SUPER 800-3i Mini Class paver with its compact dimensions and different feeding options was absolutely ideal for the smaller job site section, the SUPER 1300-3i was perfect for the requirements of the larger section, featuring a pave width of up to 5m. Both machines were supported by the two HAMM rollers of the CompactLine series.

Maximum performance in a small area

Both landscaping projects in Baden-Baden required a great deal of flexibility with regard to manœuvrability, pave width and feeding. When landscaping outdoor areas located directly in the park, the VÖGELE Mini Class SUPER 800-3i tracked paver was therefore used to pave the surface course with beige coloured asphalt. As there was an underground car park below the job site and it was essential to prevent cracking in the ceiling slab, the compact HAMM roller type HD 10 VO with oscillation took centre-stage during compaction. On the second section, a VÖGELE Compact Class SUPER 1300-3i tracked paver showed off its skills. Here, 160t of coloured asphalt mix had to be paved. The HAMM HD 10 VO and HD 10 VV rollers were used for compaction.

VÖGELE and HAMM’s landscaping competence

High-quality materials, design challenges, unusual colours — landscaping projects confront contractors with an increasingly varying range of tasks. The machine technology employed is every bit as versatile — and impressive, right down to the last detail. With the Compact Class and Mini Class pavers and the HD CompactLine rollers, VÖGELE and HAMM supply reliable and perfectly dimensioned solutions with high operating comfort.

VÖGELE Mini Class pavers

The extremely compact SUPER 700-3i and SUPER 800-3i Mini Class pavers are the right choice for very confined job sites, be they tight, low or narrow. Featuring pave widths ranging from 0.5m up to a maximum of 3.5m, an asymmetrical material hopper for space-saving feeding by lorries and delivering excellent precompaction values with the state-of-the-art AB 220 TV Extending Screed, VÖGELE Mini Class tracked pavers prove that it is possible to pave in very confined spaces without compromising on technology, performance and operating comfort.