Versatile WIRTGEN SP 15i at World of Concrete 2015
The versatile, high-performance SP 15i concrete slipform paver from WIRTGEN AMERICA Inc. was shown at World of Concrete 2015 in February in Las Vegas.
The SP 15i updates the existing SP 15 with Tier 4 interim emissions technology, but both are true multipurpose machines that lay curb and gutter, barrier, sidewalk, V-ditch, special applications and slabs. Both of these versatile machines can be quickly configured on-site for left- or right-side pouring.
Like the SP 15, the SP 15i accepts AutoPilot technology from WIRTGEN, a GPS-based system that ensures highest precision and optimum efficiency in slipform paving, regardless of whether straight profiles, highly complex curved paths, or closed profile configurations need to be placed.
The SP 15i has a maximum paving width of 6 ft., maximum barrier/parapet placement height of 4 ft., 3 in., and a maximum operating weight of 28,500 lb. It has best-in-class trimming capacity, quick on-site changes for left or right side pouring, unsurpassed job site mobility, and pours the tightest, smoothest radius in the industry with all-track steering and positioning. The SP 15i also features an Eco mode which matches engine rpm to machine power requirements, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions. It’s powered by a Deutz TCD 4.1 L4 engine generating 127 hp.
The SP 15i slipform paver sets new standards as a multipurpose machine for offset concrete paving. The compact machine has a heavy-duty design for tough day-to-day operation, exceptional maneuverability, and ease of operation. It’s the ideal choice for pouring offset profiles and for sidewalk up to 6 ft.
The SP 15i owes its broad range of capabilities to the highly flexible arrangement of its mold and track units, as the great variety of setup options make the machine adaptable to most job site conditions, resulting in unrivaled operating efficiency.
Different-profile molds can be mounted on the left or right side of the paver without the need for time-consuming machine conversions. The two front track units can be chosen in pivot design, while the rear track unit can be chosen with mechanical or hydraulic adjustment to either side.
The flexibility of the SP 15i is enhanced by options such as trimmer, concrete feeding via belt conveyor or auger conveyor, and electric or hydraulic vibrators. The compact, overall dimensions of the SP 15i allow for easy transport.
For further information, please contact:
Wirtgen America, Inc.
6030 Dana Way
Antioch, TN 37013
WIRTGEN AMERICA Inc., Nashville, is the North American headquarters of the WIRTGEN GROUP, the single-source marketer of the world's most technologically advanced lines of asphalt reclaiming/recycling, concrete slipform, and surface mining equipment from WIRTGEN, asphalt and soil compactors from HAMM, asphalt pavers from VÖGELE, and construction materials processing equipment from KLEEMANN.
Reinhard Wirtgen, founder of WIRTGEN GROUP, was honored as one of the "Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Design & Construction Professionals of the 20th Century" by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).