Frame components consist of weldments and certain
weldment features. They provide a means for lifting and
tying down the paving machine, as well as supporting the
hopper wings. The paving machines forward-most
frame component is a specialized counterweight.
Hopper Support Arms: The front and rear
hopper support arms provide support to left and right
hopper wings after the wings are lowered. The front
hopper support arms also serve as front tiedowns.
mounted counterweights help keep the paving machines
center of balance forward when the hopper is empty of
paving material and the screed is in the travel position.
Bumper: A vehicular bumper pivots at the
front of the paving machine. The bumper acts as a
floating bogie for the push rollers.
Push Rollers: Two push rollers are
fastened to the bumper. Each push roller is mounted on
bearing shafts and rotates between spherical bearings.
The rollers are designed to ride against the rear wheels
of the paving material haul truck.
Tiedowns: Tiedowns provide a means of
securing the paving machine. Two front tiedowns are
located on the hopper support arms and two rear
tiedowns are located near the operator platform.
Lifting Points: Lifting points serve as hoist
points for the paving machine. Two forward lifting points
are located on the bumper. Rear lifting points are
located beneath and slightly forward of each operator