Off-Highway Research offers data and analysis on international markets for asphalt finishers through its International, Chinese and Indian Database Services, the Global Volume & Value Service and Service PLUS, Equipment Analyses from the European, Indian and Chinese Services, Country Analyses from the European Service and Special Reports on emerging markets.
Asphalt finishers, also known as asphalt pavers, are used to distribute and lay asphalt on surfaces such as bridges and roads. Asphalt finishers of both crawler and wheeled types are included in Off-Highway Research’s reports. Most asphalt finishers are self-propelled / diesel fuelled while some are towed by the machine that provides the asphalt. The components of an asphalt finisher include a tractor or other such machine to drive it forward, an engine including hydraulic drives and controls, either drive wheels or, a hopper for receiving the asphalt, feeder conveyors and distribution augers.