We talk an awful lot about asphalt here on the blog (and for obvious, good reason) but we do a disservice to some of the other tools of our trade that makes everything possible! This time on the Sunrise Asphalt blog we are taking a look at the LeeBoy, our asphalt paver of choice and what makes it the best option for our jobs!
The Leeboy Asphalt Paver
They have a great tagline over at LeeBoy,
“The heart of America beats in every machine we build.”
Whether America beats in the heart of each machine or LeeBoy beats in the heart of America, both are true. LeeBoy pavers have been around since 1964 and they are the most successful, widely regarded manufacturer of commercial paving equipment and we are happy to have them onsite.
The specific LeeBoy we use is the LeeBoy 8500, a fully computerized, superior paving machine. It is perfect for paving parking lots, municipal work, driveways, subdivisions, state and county roads. It features a wide-conveyor system that produces the highest quality mat, fits on a trailer making it easy-to-haul to the job site, and has simple cable controls. But wait, there’s more!
The LeeBoy 8500 asphalt paver comes with a 64 hp Kubota Tier 4 Final Turbocharged diesel engine which gives it the oomph it needs to haul a 7.5 ton material hopper full of asphalt. At 12’9” long and 8’ 6” wide, the leeboy is built with a smaller footprint but has a wider and longer pull, with a variable paving width up to 15’! We could go on and on about the systems. It’s full computerized systems, it’s variable operator’s platform (available in Low Deck and High deck options,) you get it. This workhorse of a paver is chock full of options making it the perfect tool for our needs.
This means we get to work smarter, with less paving left to do by hand and decreases the number of stops we have to make in a stretch. All of which speeds up how fast we can complete asphalt paving jobs and how much quicker you can get back to driving on your asphalt.
Other Sunrise Asphalt Tools
In addition to our LeeBoy paver, we also utilize a Crafco hot crack machine that shoots hot rubberized crack filler into cracks of ¼ to ½ in. A Seal Master Squeegee machine that applies sealer faster, and over a wider area than anything else out there! And of course the range of hand tools and smaller pieces of equipment.
Our tools and equipment are just one part of the Sunrise Asphalt Difference. Without the experienced hands behind them the asphalt work wouldn’t be the same. It’s why we combine the best equipment, the best workers, and owner supervision on every job. Whether we use a LeeBoy or even out a patch with asphalt tampers, Sunrise Asphalt stands by every job!