With the W 120 Fi, cold milling machine specialist Wirtgen celebrated the premiere of a model from the new generation of compact milling machines. Technologies from the proven F-Series of large milling machines have now been installed onboard machines of the 1-metre class – above all the digital assistance systems Mill Assist, Wirtgen Performance Tracker (WPT) and the Level Pro Active levelling system.
The state-of-the-art pavers from Vögele are distinguished by optimal efficiency and ease of operation, and visitors to the show were able to see the SUPER 700i Mini Class paver with the AB 200, which, with a standard width of only 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in), is the smallest extending screed from Vögele. The Special Class was represented by the SUPER 1800-3i SprayJet, which applies the bitumen emulsion and places the asphalt pavement in a single pass. As products developed especially for the North American market, the SUPER 2000-3i 10-foot class paver in combination with the VF 600 extending screed with front-mounted extensions attracted particular interest at the show.
As examples of its extensive product portfolio, Hamm presented the HD 12i VV and HD+ 120i VV-HF (High Frequency) articulated tandem rollers and the DV+ 70i VV-S pivot-steered tandem roller. With the compact HD 14i TT pneumatic tire roller, the roller specialists presented another new machine for the North American market.
The MOBIREX MR 110i EVO2 impact crusher from Kleemann stands for the efficient processing of recycling materials. Visitors to the booth were particularly interested in the machine’s SPECTIVE CONNECT operating concept. This upgraded version of the SPECTIVE operating concept can now display all relevant process information and reports on a smartphone, which means, for example, that the operator doesn’t have to leave the driving seat of the excavator or wheel loader.
In Nashville, the MR 110i EVO2 was presented together with a 904 P-Tier wheel loader from John Deere. As a production system, this pair of machines on show at World of Asphalt also stood as a striking example of the production systems the company group offers as solutions for the entire road construction process chain.
Tightly focused on the entire road construction process chain
‘The Wirtgen Group assists its customers in the fast and cost-effective fulfilment of the growing demand for infrastructure and simultaneously addresses the important global challenges with regard to meeting the requirements of environmental protection and the safety of man and nature’, explains Jim McEvoy, President & CEO Wirtgen America. Speaking about the show, he draws a positive conclusion: As McEvoy reports: ‘The personal exchanges with the specialist audience were very good. We had intensive discussions, and the visitors showed a keen interest in our solutions’.