Cutting tools for cold milling

Round shaft picks of GENERATION X² and PCD cutting tools

GENERATION X² is a round shaft pick that is an all-round tool for cold milling. It impresses with excellent product characteristics such as an optimized wear plate with its unique slot profile.

PCD milling tools with an extremely wear-resistant, polycrystalline diamond tool tip are the ideal choice for surface layer reconstruction as well as for (micro-) fine milling.

Round shaft picks of GENERATION X²

All-round tools for cold milling

GENERATION X² round shaft picks are distinguished by unique product characteristics which significantly reduce operating costs. A newly developed wear plate with a special slot profile improves centering, and rotation behavior is demonstrably optimized. This ensures a durable carbide tip that is always ready to cut, and it assures the lowest possible carbide wear. In addition, the slot profile reduces longitudinal wear of the round shaft pick holder and extends service life by up to 25%.

Highlights of the GENERATION X² round shaft picks
Carbide distribution
Steel body
Wear plate
Slot profile
Clamping sleeve

GENERATION X²: Carbide as a cutting material is the most economical solution, especially for milling material that is non-homogeneous and in which impact load peaks can be expected. The all-round GENERATION X² carbide round shaft picks therefore offer the optimal solution for every application – regardless of whether the job involves soft asphalt, hard asphalt or concrete milling work.


  • Up to 25% improved tool life of the top parts of the pick holder due to unique slot profile on the bottom of the wear plate of the GENERATION X² round shaft pick
  • Tremendous flexibility of the well thought-out product lineup of the GENERATION X² round shaft picks to meet the specific requirements of very different construction sites
  • High level of operational safety of the newly conceptualized, modified carbide tip geometry to absorb maximum loads while minimizing risk of carbide fracture

PCD cutting tools

Specialist for surface layer reconstruction and (micro-) fine milling

PCD milling tools are ideally suited for surface layer reconstruction work as well as (micro-) fine milling applications based on their tool geometry and materials. They have a highly wear-resistant tool tip made of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) with extremely long life. The just slight longitudinal wear that occurs results in a high degree of flatness of the milled surface and constantly high level of machine feed.

Depending on your application, PCD milling tools might be a practical supplement to your existing round shaft pick program with conventional carbide tips.

Highlights of the PCD cutting tool
Highly wear-resistant PCD tip
Ballistic carbide socket
Solid chip-breaking web
Reliable HT22 interface

PCD milling tools: As a cutting material, polycrystalline diamond (PCD) is an optimal solution especially for homogeneous asphalt packages in which no abrupt impact load peaks are expected. In particular, PCD milling tools are an economic alternative for surface layer reconstruction jobs up to 3.1 in (8 cm) in thickness and in the area of (micro-) fine milling of asphalt.

TOP 5 Highlights
Schematic representation of a PCD tip
Steel body
Carbide socket
PCD tip
Polycrystalline diamond
Composite material
Carbide carrier


  • Uniform milling pattern is maintained by significantly reduced longitudinal wear
  • Increased machine productivity thanks to eliminated or fewer tool changes and constantly high machine feed
  • Lower operating costs due to lower maintenance expenses

Cutting Tools for Cold Milling Machines

Comprehensive information on cutting tools for cold milling machines can be found in our brochure.

GENERATION X² Round Shaft Picks

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