VOL 19 ISSUE #1
Paving contractor finds highway class machine in a smaller paver
Carlson Paving Products’s CP-100 on the Lyngate North Park project in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Royalcrest Paving & Contracting, Ltd. used the Carlson Paving Products’s CP-100 on the Lyngate North Park project in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

The Carlson CP-100 delivers top quality material handling like a big machine with its smaller, robust design.

A number of contractors in Texas are successfully running reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) and warm mix all at the same time. However, these contractors have faced challenges in running all three at once, and they have climbed the learning curve to do so.

Royalcrest Paving & Contracting, Ltd., based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, serves the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding municipalities. The company's management team has a collective 135 years of construction experience in the asphalt paving industry. During the past 15 years, Royalcrest has targeted a niche market in recreational paving, which includes park pathways, walkways, and golf courses.

"We specialize in park development," said Doug Kirton, president of Royalcrest Paving & Contracting, Ltd. "The work we do is artistic and highly detailed; it takes the right equipment to tackle the intricate project designs."

The Right Equipment

Due to the nature of the projects, Royalcrest was seeking a durable asphalt paver able to meet the paving width of a typical pathway, 2 m to 3 m (6 ft, 6 in to 9 ft, 10 in).

"We wanted a paver with highway paving characteristics that was capable of doing the detailed work required in the recreational projects and also satisfy the heavy workload of our industrial/commercial projects," said Kirton. "Over the past few years, we've tried various manufacturers' pavers. When we reviewed the CP-100, we took into account the support and service from the Carlson dealer in Eastern Canada, Johnstone Brothers Equipment Corp. Based on the CP-100's features and our relationship with the dealer, the Carlson paver was our choice of equipment."

CP-100 Commercial Paver

According to Kirton, the CP-100 has the durability and strength of a highway paver. The unit allows for easier accessibility for maintenance, such as greasing the auger and conveyor bearings. The EZ Screed and heated endgate are valuable features on the machine.

"We were going through a set of auger bearings almost every year with our other paver until the CP-100," said Kirton. "The EZ Screed is a tremendous advantage along with the heated endgate. In our climate, the heated endgate allows us to match joints seamlessly."

Bishop Allen Academy

An example of the type of projects Royalcrest is known for is the completion of a running track at Toronto's Bishop Allen Academy.

"We were able to pave a 15 ft (4.57 m) width path with the screed fully extended without any loss of power," noted Kirton. "The completed running track had no seams or joints; the mat was perfect. We used 276 tons (250 tonnes) of base and 150 tons (136 tonnes) of surface asphalt to create a 2 in (5.08 cm) base and 1.5 in (3.81 cm) surface. We finished in one day versus two, and with just one pass."

Kirton shared: "The productivity of the CP-100 gives us a competitive advantage. Our ability to finish a project in less time and with excellent quality truly adds to our bottom line."

Lyngate North Park

Lyngate North Park in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, is another example of the intricate projects Royalcrest is able to handle with the Carlson CP-100.

"Lyngate North Park was difficult to pave due to its geometric design," said Kirton. "We paved widths from 3 m to 4.5 m (9 ft, 10 in to 14 ft, 9 in). The key attribute of the CP-100 is its maneuverability. This project was not just straight paving. We had tight curves, and the CP-100 handled the layout with ease."

Kirton and Ben Prentice, Royalcrest's field manager, continued: "We found the right paver for our niche market in park development. The Carlson CP-100 delivers top quality material handling like the big machines, yet packaged in a smaller, robust design. We're more than pleased with the results."

In addition to recreational projects, Royalcrest also serves the commercial, industrial, and some residential markets for asphalt paving.

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