World of Concrete 2020 World Premiere: Wirtgen WPS 62i Placer/Spreader takes the lead

The WPS 62i/WPS 62 placer/spreader is designed to efficiently feed concrete from the side and spread it homogeneously in front of the slipform paver. The concrete placer/spreader is scheduled to go on sale on February 1, 2020, and will make its world premiere at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

A Constant Supply of Concrete

When road surfaces and paths are paved over preplaced reinforcing steel, the concrete can often only be supplied from the side. Wirtgen’s WPS 62i/WPS 62 placer/spreader is the perfect choice for this application. As the first machine in the Wirtgen paving train, it travels over the reinforcement in front of the slipform paver and texture curing machine. A truck feeds the concrete from the side, which the placer/spreader then evenly distributes over the entire working surface. The WPS 62i/WPS 62 is available with two different scraping units: in imperial units with working widths between 12 ft. and 24 ft. and in metric units with working widths from 4.00 m to 7.5 m. With both of them, the concrete can be laid up to 20 inches (500 mm) thick.

Thanks to Wirtgen’s WPS 62i/WPS 62 placer/spreader, the slipform paver following behind the machine is ideally supplied with concrete.

Thanks to Wirtgen’s WPS 62i/WPS 62 placer/spreader, the slipform paver following behind the machine is ideally supplied with concrete.

Maximum Machine Availability Thanks to Flexible Conversion

Thanks to the hydraulically telescoping machine frame and concrete scraper unit, the 2-track placer/spreader can be easily adapted to any job site situation. Thanks to its fully modular design with standard hydraulic quick-change couplings, the WPS 62i/WPS 62 can also be easily converted and quickly prepared for transport to the next location.

Standardized Operating Concept – for the Entire Wirtgen Paving Train

Operators also benefit from simple, standardized operation of the entire paving train. This is because Wirtgen’s development experts have applied the same operating used on the current series of slipform pavers and texture curing machines for the WPS 62i/WPS 62.

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Wirtgen GmbH

Michaela Adams & Mario Linnemann
Reinhard-Wirtgen-Str. 2
53578 Windhagen