North American Debut: SP 124i Inset Slipform Paver
The SP 124i/SP 124 is the first slipform paver with a working width of up to 40 ft. (12 m) that Wirtgen has equipped with four steerable and slewing crawler units. It is also available with an optional new hydraulic rotational drive system with a steering angle of up to 260 degrees. The additional maneuverability of the concrete paver allows the operator to quickly and flexibly adapt the machine to the conditions on the job site. Its narrow profile and reduced track line allows to pave close to obstacles. In addition, the four crawler units can be switched to rotation mode at the push of a button. As a result, the SP 124i/SP 124 can turn almost on the spot and directly produce the next lane in the opposite direction without wasting any time on repositioning. For transport, the swing legs are hydraulically swung in, further optimizing the transition from paving and decreasing downtime.
Inset Slipform Paving train from Wirtgen: Outstanding Quality from a Single Source
As the third machine in the Wirtgen paving train, self-propelled texture curing machines like the new TCM 180i/TCM 180 from Wirtgen guarantee the success of professional curing of concrete pavements. It is equipped with an automatic spraying and brooming system and directly follows behind the slipform paver to create the desired surface texture. Finally, the spraying system applies a dispersion to the fresh concrete surface, thus preventing it from drying out prematurely. The modular design of the TCM 180i/TCM 180 supports working widths between 4 m (13 ft., 1 in.) and 18 m (59 ft., 1 in).
North American Debut Wirtgen AutoPilot 2.0: Enhanced Paving Accuracy at a Lower Cost
With its newly developed AutoPilot 2.0, Wirtgen continues to be synonymous with quality and precision in concrete paving. The 3D control system can now create as many offset and inset profiles as required even more cost-effectively and precisely. In doing so, the system either uses an existing data model or creates a new digital data model on site, thereby eliminating the need for a surveyor to create a geodetic data model in advance. In addition, it also eliminates the time-consuming measuring, mounting, and removal of stringlines, making the entire operation faster and more cost-effective overall. Wirtgen offers the AutoPilot 2.0 for the SP 15/SP 15i and SP 25/SP 25i models. It is also possible to upgrade machines with the new system.