It looks like some exotic piece of machinery for exo-planetary exploration, but in reality it is a futuristic concept cooked up by Volvo Construction Equipment of what an automated road paver in the third decade of this century might look like. Photo: Volvo Constructions Asphalt mix is delivered in insulated pods that are prepositioned ahead. Related Links: Monster Machines Doing Heavy Duty in California General Motors Tests Diesel-Like Powerplant To Meet Future Fuel Economy, Carbon Cuts The Swedish construction equipment builder unveiled a model of its “Fenix” asphalt paver in late April at the Intermat equipment show in Paris. Volvo
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.