CANTON, SD – More than 60 paver operators from across the U.S. gathered for specialized training as well as for the unveiling of the newest Terex Bid-Well Remote Control paver (model 3600RC) at Terex Bid-Well’s annual service school, which took place in April at its facility in Canton, SD.
The annual service school, held over two days, was hosted by the experienced Terex Bid-Well Service Department. The first day consisted of classroom topics covering components, configuration, calibration and proper use of Terex Bid-Well paving equipment. Day two gave students the opportunity to have hands-on training by being involved in an actual concrete pour along with Terex Bid-Well’s service technicians, who shared their experience and knowledge with the operators, showing them proper technique and how to achieve a uniform and consistent finish as well as time-saving tips and tricks to get the most out of their Terex Bid-Well paving equipment.
Timothy Rubalcaba, sales and marketing manager, Terex Bid-Well, explained, “When you buy a Terex Bid-Well you are backed by the experience, service and support of the industry leader. Our number one priority is to ensure that our customers’ project is successful by training operators to properly set up and utilize their equipment.”
This year, attendees were also present for the unveiling and first use of the newest Terex Bid-Well Remote Control paver model 3600RC. This new remote control system allows the operator to control the machine from the ground/work area offering increased safety as well as the ability to communicate with other team members and more importantly with the concrete placer. The 3600RC, as well as its larger sister paver model 4800RC, is capable of paving bridge decks, flatwork and roads with minimal set up time and increased flexibility.
“While paving, it is common for the operator to make minor adjustments to machine settings,” said Dean Johnson, service manager for Terex Bid-Well. “Without our remote operation, he/she will either need to call down to a laborer on the ground to make the adjustment or will have to stop the paver and paving operation to make the change. Our remote control units give the operator the flexibility to move away from the platform and have greater control over machine settings.”
Since 1961, Terex Bid-Well has been developing and manufacturing a complete line of versatile and specialized concrete paving machines for the bridge and highway construction market. Terex Bid-Well pavers, manufactured in Canton, SD, are used locally, across the country and internationally as well.