Caterpillar 3054TA Diesel Engine
The Caterpillar 3054TA is a reliable and durable diesel engine for years of low maintenance operation.
Turbocharged for Top PerformanceThe Caterpillar 3054TA engine is turbocharged for top performance and efficiency especially at high altitudes with no derating required up to 2134 meters (7,000 feet).
Trnasverse-mountedThe transverse-mounted engine provides better cooling performance and greater accessibility for service.
Meets EPA/CARBMeets EPA/CARB low emissions engine regulations.
Low Sound EmissionLow sound emission complies with major regulatory rules.
Adjustment-free Direct Injection Fuel SystemThe adjustment-free direct injection fuel system keeps fuel consumption low.
Intake Manifold HeaterThe intake manifold heater preheats incoming air for quick cold-weather starting.
Hydrostatic Drive System
The efficient hydraulic drive system eliminates chains and other mechanical linkages between the diesel engine and final drive components.
Closed-loop Hydrostatic Propel SystemThe closed-loop hydrostatic propel system provides efficient, low-maintenance operation.
Speed Control SystemThe speed control system maintains preset paving speeds throughout a job.
Propulsion ControllerThe propulsion controller provides accurate control of steering and propulsion systems, assuring straight-line tracking.
Decel PedalThe decel pedal provides foot control of the propel speed, freeing the operator to manage other paving functions.
Dual Path Steering SystemThe dual path steering system utilizes a steering wheel for simplified operation
Single operator's station is designed for comfort and optimum efficiency.
Operator's Station Slides from Side to SideThe single operator's station slides from side to side and includes fully equipped instrument console and steering wheel with lockable cover.
Operator's PlatformThe operator's platform can be positioned 305 mm (12") beyond each side of the paver for greater operator visibility.
Operator's SeatThe operator's seat pivots 152 mm (6") to the left or right to further improve operator visibility.
Low-mounted EngineLow-mounted engine provides unobstructed forward visibility.
The control console on the BG-255C has a full instrumentation package that keeps the operator informed of all major systems status.
Symbols and Functional Word DescriptionsSymbols and functional word descriptions are shown for all controls.
Gauges are Analog TypeGauges are analog type for quick interpretation.
Warning Lights Illuminate and HornWarning lights illuminate and horn alert operator to: 1) high hydraulic oil temperature; 2) low hydraulic oil level; 3) low engine oil pressure; or 4) high engine coolant temperature.
Speed Control SystemSpeed control system allows the operator to dial a maximum paving speed. Once set, the paver returns to the preset speed when propel lever is in full forward position.
Feeder/Auger Control System
The exclusive feeder/auger control system provides precise mix delivery through the most advanced material handling system.
Left and Right Feeders and Left and Right AugersLeft and right feeders and left and right augers are all controlled independently, eliminating the need for feeder gates.
Feeder SpeedsOnce the feeder speeds are set, the ratio of feeder speed to the maximum auger speed is automatically maintained by the material handling controller, regardless of propel rate or paving widths.
Controlling Mix DeliveryTo control mix delivery, the operator sets a speed rate for each feeder that will maintain the desired mix level i the left and right auger chambers.
Component WearComponent wear is reduced because full feeders run a slower speeds.
Potential for Mix Segregation is MinimizedThe potential for mix segregation is minimized because head of material remains constant.
Slower running feeders reduce wear and segregation.
Gateless Feeders Always Run FullGateless feeders always run full of mix regardless of the speed required to fill the auger chamber.
Drag PansDrag pans are constructed with abrasion resistant, heat treated steel.
Feeder Flight BarsFeeder flight bars are forged steel and pinned to two strands of roller bushed chain.
Changes in Feeder SpeedWhen changes in feeder speed are needed, delivery of mix to the augers is immediate.
Potential for Segregation ReducedPotential for segregation is reduced with slower running feeders, especially when working with large stone mixes.
Adjustable Height Auger Assembly
Adjustable height auger assembly promotes mat consistency and minimizes segregation.
Hydraulically AdjustedThe auger assembly can be hydraulically adjusted to 171 mm (6.75").
Working with Larger Stone MixesWhen working with larger stone mixes, segregation can often be eliminated or minimized by raising the augers to allow mix to flow unrestricted under the auger assembly.
Simplifies Loading and UnloadingThe ability to raise the auger assembly simplifies loading and unloading from a transport vehicle.
Feeder Design Improves Mix Flow
Tunnel construction helps minimize segregation.
Distance Between Two Feeders Significantly ReducedThe distance between the two feeders is significantly reduced because the auger drive assembly is not part of the tractor.
Narrow Distance Between Feeders Minimizes SegregationThe narrow distance between feeders allows flow from both feeders to blend together easily as they discharge into the auger cavity. This design helps minimize segregation.
Auger CaseThe narrow distance between feeders allows flow from both feeders to blend together easily as they discharge into the auger cavity. This design helps minimize segregation.
The BG-225C track system delivers superior ride quality.
Computer Determined Track Roller PlacementThe computer determined track roller placement and special triple roller rear bogies achieve a smoother ride.
Cat D3 Track RailsCat D3 track rails include sealed tracks with split master link for dependable, low maintenance performance.
Automatic Track Tension SystemThe automatic track tension system provides low maintenance and few adjustments.
Increased Tractive EffortIncreased tractive effort with standard rubber track pads. Two-bolt attachment system for easy pad replacement.
Simplified service means more paving and less maintenance time.
Large Swing-open Doors and PanelsLarge swing-open doors and panels provide access to all service areas.
Transverse Engine MountingTransverse engine mounting provides ground-level access to hydraulic pumps and engine cooling system.
Wiring SystemColor coded and numbered wiring system simplifies troubleshooting electrical systems.
Lubrication FittingsLubrication fittings are clustered for quick service.
Propulsion and Material ControllersPropulsion and material controllers provide diagnostic capability for trouble shooting hydraulic and electrical systems.