TEL-TUK TOOLS was formed as part of Tel-Tuk Construction, which specialized in sitework, excavation and asphalt paving. Our experience with asphalt paving is measured in decades.
In 1990 we began experimenting with making tamp shoes for our own use. After several prototypes we eventually came up with some shoes that far surpassed the existing ones in performance and durability. After field trials we introduced our shoes to the market in 1992.
Our ATS-F Felt Paving Shoes, use extra thick POLY FELT sole pads made especially for us, and quick-release polyester straps (designed by us.) The long-lasting felt soles excel in retaining and releasing the diesel fuel that is used as a lubricating agent(to prevent sticking), while the snap-buckle straps save time for the worker who usually has multiple tasks to perform. Tempered lightweight metal sole plates and steel heel retainers provide strength. These felt shoes are moderately stiff and somewhat flexible. They are often used to "seal" the mat prior to roller work, and are indispensable for workers moving around the mat using plate compactors or hand tampers. Lute men like them too, as they allow for clean, neat work without footprints.
In addition to the felt shoes we make tamp shoes using sole plates made with 3/4" high-grade plywood. These are stiffer than the felt shoes and are not made for "walking" on the asphalt mat. These wood shoes, ATS-W and ATS-Sq,
are ideal when heavy duty foot compaction
is desired. They are fantastic for small work such as pothole repair. The ATS-W shoes have rounded corners, while the ATS-Sq shoes have square corners. Many pavers utilize both wood shoes and felt shoes to achieve the best results possible, whatever the nature of the job might be.
We're proud of the fact that we ourselves have spent many many hot and hectic hours "on-the-mat", and therefore know what's important in any tool made for asphalt paving, especially tamp shoes. Others have tried to copy us and some Chinese-made(junk) shoes are now on the market...but we're still the leader with our high quality MADE IN AMERICA asphalt paving tamp shoes.
For over 20 years we have manufactured and sold many thousands of both types of tamp shoes.
Our shoes have been used in the paving of thousands of driveways, walkways, roads, parking lots and tennis courts, etc. ....nationwide and in several foreign countries as well. Even the USAF uses them.
Ask your dealer for them by model:
ATS-F ASPHALT PAVING SHOE, FELT
ATS-W ASPHALT PAVING SHOE, WOOD(round)
ATS-Sq ASPHALT PAVING SHOE, WOOD(square)
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If you are a retail supplier of asphalt paving prod- ducts please contact us regarding the adding of our asphalt paving tamp shoes to your product line.