The Wirtgen Group at Conexpo 2011: 14 new road building products and two mobile Kleemann plants for North America
More than 30 innovative products will be on display from the “Road and Mineral Technologies” divisions. Wirtgen America Inc., the North American sales and service company of the Wirtgen Group, is moving from the outdoor display area to its 30,800 sq. ft. exhibit inside Central Hall 3, stand no. 5733.
Wirtgen showcases state-of-the-art milling machines, a new slipform paver generation and green road maintenance technology
On display from Wirtgen are six milling machines: the W 50 DC with a rumble strip milling attachment, the W 120 F, the W 150 and the brand new large milling machines W 200 and W 210 represent the most popular models for the North American market. A new highlight in the large milling machine class will be revealed at the show.
The W 50 DC rumbler is a standard W 50 DC cold milling machine with an optional rumbler attachment installed. The rumbler attachment permits high-production cutting of milled rumble strips in the standard, preferred 16-in. width at speeds of up to 180 fpm. The Wirtgen rumble strip milling attachment makes the W 50 DC even more valuable to an owner. Together they result in a durable, reliable cold milling machine for general milling use, combined with a proven milling technology for cutting milled rumble strips in shoulders or down centrelines of two-way pavements.
Seen for the first time at Conexpo will be Wirtgen’s two big, new cold milling machines. The W 200 single engine model is a large but compact milling machine that can be equipped with milling drum assemblies of 59 in. (1.5 m), 79 in. (2.0 m), or 87 in. (2.2 m) working width. Three selectable engine speeds enable a broad range of applications, such as large-scale surface course rehabilitation, complete pavement removal at full depth, fine milling, and many others. The W 200 has a milling depth of 0-13 in. and is powered by a single engine generating 550 hp. Its operating weight is 59,934 lbs. with half-full water tank, half-full fuel tank, a 165-lb. driver, and tools.
The new W 210 dual engine model can be equipped with milling drum assemblies of 59 in. (1.5 m), 79 in. (2.0 m), or 87 in. (2.2 m) working width. The W 210 boasts a unique fuel-saving drive concept utilizing two diesel engines, generating a total of 671 hp with both engines engaged. Like the W 200, it features three selectable engine speeds and a broad range of applications is possible. Its operating weight is 62,138 lbs.
In the cold recycling range Wirtgen presents two innovative products for the economically efficient and environmentally friendly rehabilitation of roads. Wirtgen cold recyclers help to reduce emissions, save on new material and last but not least help to reduce cost. The new cold recycler model 3800 CR offers the ability to cold-in-place recycle a full-lane of pavement in one pass, stabilizing with either foamed asphalt “green mix”, or any other stabilizing medium such as asphalt emulsion or lime or cement slurry. With a conveyor mounted, it also will serve as a full-lane cold milling machine. The 3800 CR utilizes the same platform as the 2200 CR, but is supplied with a full-lane, 12-ft., 6-in. (3800 mm) wide drum. With the new down-cutting feature, the milling drum of the 3800 CR rotates in the direction of travel, achieving precise control of the size of the milled asphalt material. By simply exchanging the drum gearbox, the 3800 CR is easily converted to work in up-cutting mode whenever required.
The WR 2400 is a state-of-the-art, mid-sized stabilizer and cold recycler. This 571 hp-class, high-performance and versatile machine lets contractors cut up to 20 in. deep at a 95-in. cutting width. It stabilizes with both emulsion and foamed asphalt, and can be equipped with a high capacity water pump for dry soil conditions and cement or lime stabilization projects.
Wirtgen’s new concrete slipform pavers will make their first Conexpo appearances in 2011. The newly designed SP 15 and SP 25 are multifunctional machines for offset and inset applications and are offered for the North American as well as for the global market. The SP 15 has a maximum paving width of 6 ft., curb/parapet placement height of 4 ft., 3 in., and weighs 27,500 lb. It has best-in-class trimming capacity, quick on-site changes for left or right side pouring, unsurpassed jobsite mobility, and pours the tightest, smoothest radius in the industry with all-track steering and positioning. The main fields of application of the SP 15 are the paving of concrete profiles in most diverse geometries and cross-sections: curbs, water gutters, canals, sewers, cable ducts and reinforced traffic barriers as well as special profiles. The SP 15 is also used in path construction: narrow paths, bicycle paths and minor rural roads complete the paver’s wide range of applications.
The SP 25 paves 12 ft. wide, places barrier/parapet up to 6.5 ft., and has a maximum weight of 39,600 lb. It also features quick on-site changes to left or right side pouring. The machine’s modular design allows for a wide array of applications with either three or four tracks. The SP 25 impresses with a similarly multi-faceted range of applications in inset and offset mode. Environment friendly technology is also on board: The SP 15 and the SP 25 feature an Eco mode which matches engine rpm to machine power requirements, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions.
Vögele: seven asphalt pavers from the market leader
The Vision Series of Vögele America, Inc. includes the 10-ft. tracked Vision 5200-2 and wheeled Vision 5203-2, and the 8-ft. tracked Vision 5100-2 and wheeled Vision 5103-2. Altogether they represent the highest evolution of asphalt paver design to-date, and all will be displayed at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2011. Pavers of the Vision Series comprise the most practical and productive line of pavers on the market today. They are quieter, cooler and more productive than any competing pavers or Vögele America predecessor models. The Vision Series is a “clean-sheet” design, although it incorporates time-proven Vögele Super Series technologies. Operators will benefit from outstanding forward visibility, with unparalleled all-around visibility without turning. The slope of the machine and hood have been designed so the operator can see the sides, the hopper, and the conveyors in the back, without having to move around.
A real highlight on show from Vögele is the brand-new rear-mounted Vögele VR 600-2 extending screed, presented for the first time. Like the Vision pavers, this screed has been developed specifically for the requirements of the North American market. The VR 600-2 has a basic width of 10 ft. and extends fully automatically to 19 ft. 7 in. With bolt-on extensions for very easy mounting, the screed builds up to a maximum paving width of 28 ft. 2 in. The new Vögele screed combines with the 10-foot Vision 5200-2 and Vision 5203-2 pavers.
The Super 700 – with electrically heated AB 200 V screed – packs big features in a small package, yet is one of the most innovative pavers on the market. This exciting paver combines highway class technology in a compact package perfectly suited for paving cart, bike and walking paths, confined areas, repair of milled areas, and conventional commercial applications. Unique to the Super 700 is its ability to drive through an opening less than 4 feet in width, pave within 2 inches of boundaries, and drive in a footprint of 43 inches. Also, it can be operated with one person, and has two positions at which the operator can stand, either on the screed, or on an elevated platform.
The tracked SUPER 1300-2 and the wheeled SUPER 1303-2 are highly versatile pavers of the compact equipment class which, thanks to their small size, handle a wide range of most varied surfacing tasks including combined footpaths and cycle paths, farm track applications or minor roadways. At Conexpo-Con/Agg 2011 both machines will be equipped with the AB 340 V extending screed. This screed has a basic width of 5 ft. 11 in. and can be set up to a maximum paving width of 16 ft. 5 in. (Super 1300-2) or 14 ft. 9 in. (Super 1303-2).
And last but not least the SUPER 2100-2 is a real workhorse. Equipped with an AB 600-2 TP2 screed for high compaction, this paver is one of the top models and great performer from the Vögele range of products. It features a highly modern design and completes even largest contracts with excellence and ease, let alone its high cost-effectiveness. The Super 2100-2 is capable of handling paving widths up to 42 ft. 8 in. This heavy-duty paver places both asphalt and RCC (Roller Compacted Concrete) with utmost precision and achieves highest evenness.
Hamm innovations: HD+ series, GRW 280 and Compact Line
At Conexpo-Con/Agg 2010, Hamm will introduce an all-new 66-in. tandem roller, in two different weight classes. The new HD+ 110 platform has an operating weight of 11.5 tons, and the new HD+ 90 platform features an operating weight of 10 tons. Both platforms will offer a variety of different options, including conventional vibration, high frequency compaction at 4,020 vpm, exclusive Hamm Oscillation compaction, a combination option, and even a split-drum option. The HD+ 110 VO incorporates vibration and Oscillation in a single platform.
It will be joined by Hamm’s HD+ 120 VV HF and HD+ 140 VV rollers. These new articulated tandem compactors – with respective operating weights of 13.2 and 15.4 tons (12 and 14 metric tonnes) have set new standards with an unprecedented amount of cabin space, perfect visibility conditions for the driver, and very impressive performance data.
New at the show will be the revolutionary-design GRW 280 pneumatic (rubber-tired) roller from Hamm, with an operating weight between 10 and 30 short tons. In the operator's workplace, instead of the previous setup with two seats, the new GRW offers one comfortable, adjustable seat and thus maximum freedom of movement. For the first time ever, viewing channels in the frame structure offer a view of the edges and the tires of the outer wheels. What's more, a novel suspension of the front wheels allows for an uninterrupted view towards the front.
The re-engineered Hamm Compact Line will also be on display. This popular series of small asphalt rollers has undergone significant changes “under the hood” that will boost performance and productivity. Models of the new Compact Line – with drum sizes from 31 to 54-in.-wide – are just as user-friendly and functional as ever, but now are quieter and more powerful. These articulated tandem rollers offer big-time compactive effort in a small package equally at home for commercial or roadbuilding applications. Featured will be the 54-inch HD 14 VV; the 51-in. HD 13 VT, a combination model with smooth drum in front, and four smooth pneumatic tires in rear; the 47-inch HD 12 VV; the 39-in. HD 10C VV; and the 31.5-in. HD 8 VV. The Compact Line drive train has been redesigned. All models are upgraded to the new, exceptionally quiet, environmentally friendly yet powerful Kubota diesel engines. In the HD 13 and HD 14 models, Hamm has increased the engine power by 15 percent.
Debut for Kleemann crushers: MR 110 EVO and MC 110 Z
On display will be the exciting new MR 110 EVO mobile impact crusher plant. Kleemann’s EVO line constitutes the next generation of impact crushers and represents a genuinely new evolution for the entire plant spectrum in terms of performance, economic efficiency and equipment longevity. The new MR 110 EVO from Kleemann is a universally adaptable plant which is suited for processing both blasted natural stone, asphalt and demolition waste, as well as producing a first-class end quality product. Despite its comparatively small crusher inlet dimensions of 3.6 x 2.6 ft. (1100 x 800 mm), it achieves outputs that up to now were only known to be achievable with larger crushing plants. Maximum input capacities of 350 tph easily can be achieved.
The new EVO concept matches refinements for all individual components with a new material flow concept. The new, highly efficient material flow concept of the EVO models eliminates all restriction to the flow of the material throughout the entire plant. For example, the discharge chute under the crusher is 4 in. wider than the inner width of the crusher, and the subsequent discharge belt is another 4 in. wider than the discharge chute. Material is thus transported quickly and carefully away from the critical area under the crusher, with flow rate increased, and wear reduced.
The MC 110 track-mounted jaw crusher from Kleemann – with its high-torque reversible hydraulic jaw, and fully hydraulic gap adjustment – makes this model a great contractor's crusher. The R version has an integrated grizzly and the Z version a fully independent double-deck pre-screen. The machine also can be fitted with an optional final screen and oversize discharge, allowing the operator to produce a final graded product with one machine.