W 150 CF meets project requirements
The entire project covers a length of 15 miles (24.3 km) and includes 5.8 miles (9.3 km) of inner-city lanes in Torreón and 9.3 miles (15 km) of highway between Torreón and Matamoros. The tender stipulated a single milling machine that could work at various different locations in the city within the same day. To fulfil this specification and best meet the demands of a large-scale project in confined spaces, the contractor chose Wirtgen’s W 150 CF with a 6 ft. (1800 mm) milling drum assembly. With the extended drum, the most powerful cold milling machine in the compact class can now be used even more flexibly and is ideal for surface course rehabilitation on medium to large job sites. Furthermore, the W 150 CF’s optimized machine transport weight – despite its tremendous engine power – was a clear advantage.
To maximize the cost-effectiveness of milling operations, cold milling machines need to be transported quickly from one job site to the next. The W 150 CF can be swiftly relocated on the job site or between contract work sections and has a travel speed of up to 4.6 mph (7.5 km/h). “Before participating in this tender, we talked to the applications experts from the Wirtgen Group dealer Construmac and soon agreed that the W 150 CF would be the best solution for this job.
The ordering authority agreed. After its arrival, the machine immediately convinced us. In the meantime, we have ordered a new model for further projects in Mexico,” says engineer Ruben Tinoco, proprietor of TATSA.