Plant a big seller in South America
Ammann ACM Prime Asphalt-Mixing Plants have been extremely popular in Latin America, where they originated, and more recently in Northern Africa. The plants now are headed to Europe, with plans for the first one to operate in Ukraine.
BahmachGazBudService recently acquired an Ammann ACM 140 Prime Asphalt-Mixing plant, which will be utilised for road construction in the country’s Sumy Region. It will be the first Prime to operate on the European continent.
The continuous plants are popular because they are mobile and produce high-quality mix. In fact, it is as good as mix produced by a large, stationary plant.
The ACM Prime has advanced capabilities. It is able to use as much as 20% recycled asphalt (RAP). Heating and mixing processes are clearly separated. Additives such as fibres and Ammann Foam can be introduced away from the heat source. The plant can produce warm mix, too. Mixing time can be adjusted based on recipe and capacity.
BahmachGazBudService previously utilised a stationary plant built by another manufacturer. An increase in demand meant higher productivity was needed. The ACM 140 Prime can produce 140 tonnes of mix per hour, compared with the stationary plant’s output of 30 tonnes to 40 tonnes.
The second differentiator was mobility. “The customer doesn’t know exactly where in the region the projects will be, so he was keen on the mobility of the plant so it could quickly relocate closer to the jobsites,” said Yevhen Lytvyn, a sales representative at Euromash, Ammann’s dealer in Ukraine. He said the customer liked the fact that no cranes are required to install the ACM 140 Prime – and that very minimal foundation work is needed, too.
The transport itself is made tremendously easy due to the ACM Prime’s compact design, which ensures the plant fits on one or two trailers. Relocating the stationary plant, on the other hand, would require between 15 and 18 trucks. “It was important to keep the relocation costs low,” Lytvyn said.
Productivity, mobility and service provided by Ammann dealer Euromash are key reasons the ACM Prime plant is an ideal fit for contractors like BahmachGazBudService – and others across many continents.