Five basic steps of efficient and economical continuous thin-lift asphalt pavement recycling are listed and the design features of the Cutler Repaver are described. The huge, mobile, self-propelled asphalt paving plant utilizes the five steps with integrated components as follows:
Softening the old road surface with radiant heat produced by ceramic emitters.
Loosening a thin layer of old material with air-bag mounted scarifiers.
Mixing new and old material with liquid asphalt in a pug mill.
Laying and compacting the new road surface with a vibratory screed.
Completing the softening, loosening, mixing, laying and compacting operations in one continuous operation.