All the latest news at a glance – from the WIRTGEN GROUP and the WIRTGEN, VÖGELE, HAMM, KLEEMANN, and BENNINGHOVEN product brands.
Resounding success at Bauma 2022
At Bauma 2022, the Wirtgen Group once again confirmed its pioneering role in the industry with 37 world premières and trailblazing solutions for sustainability throughout the entire road construction process chain.
With the HC series, HAMM is launching a new generation of compactors on the market. With operating weights of 11–25 t and a wide range of equipment variants, they can comply with an extremely wide range of requirements.
VÖGELE Highway Class pavers are achieving great things all over the world It is hard to imagine many motorway construction sites and other large-scale projects without them. With the new SUPER 2180 Li Classic Line paver and the SUPER 2180-3 Li Premium Line paver, VÖGELE is launching large pavers designed specifically for the requirements of customers and users in China.
Road construction companies are equipped for the future with VÖGELE’s latest-generation SUPER 1900-5(i) and SUPER 2100-5(i) Road Pavers and AB 500 and AB 600 Extending Screeds. Highway Class pavers are perfectly at home whether on highways or handling other demanding large-scale projects.
With eight electric rollers in the compact class, HAMM's launch represents a milestone for the compaction industry. The HD 10e and HD 12e models produce zero emissions while performing at the high compaction power associated with the HAMM brand.
Making sustainable road construction tangible: the Wirtgen Group at Bauma
‘The Future in Roadbuilding – Smart. Safe. Sustainable.’ This was the motto of the joint appearance by the Wirtgen Group and John Deere at Bauma 2022. With 97 exhibits – including 37 world premieres – and dedicated exhibition spaces covering digital system concepts and sustainability, the Group showcased trailblazing road construction solutions.
HAMM presents a new generation of pivot-steered tandem rollers: The HX series. It is impressive thanks to intuitive operation with Easy Drive, high performance data, many comfort features and sustainable operation.
The new Wirtgen Generation Z² cutting tools for cold recyclers and soil stabilisers deliver convincing performance in all materials thanks to high impact resistance, high shank breakage resistance and best-possible pick holder protection.
Smart compaction – increase quality while reducing energy consumption
With its smart compaction concept, HAMM combines a range of cutting-edge solutions for measuring, documenting and analysing compaction processes. Alongside its Smart Doc app, HAMM presents a second compaction assistant in the form of Smart Compact.
The sustainable power pack MOBIREX MR 130(i) PRO celebrates its world premiere.
The mobile impact crusher MOBIREX MR 130(i) PRO is the latest representative of the Kleemann PRO line. The powerful plant is used as a primary and secondary crusher in natural stone and recycling and meets high environmental standards. Thanks to the diesel-electric drive E-DRIVE, local emission-free operation is possible.
The intuitive operating concept SPECTIVE includes various components that are ideally tuned to one another and accompany the machine operator during the entire working day. The digital extension SPECTIVE CONNECT is now also available for other Kleemann crushing plants.
Concrete removal by cold milling at Leipzig/Halle Airport
In the course of the refurbishment of Leipzig/Halle Airport by Kutter GmbH & Co. KG, the first phase of the project involved the complete removal of the concrete surface layer of the north runway and associated taxiways within 30 days. Resurfacing could begin only after the completion of this first phase. 350,000 tonnes of extremely hard concrete reinforced with rebar mats (Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement - CRCP) were removed in the course of the cutting process.
BENNINGHOVEN | REVOC system: Catalyst system for asphalt mixing plants
Patented REVOC system increases sustainability in the asphalt industry and secures the future of plant sites. The REVOC system has been nominated for the 2022 bauma Innovation Award in the “Climate Protection” category ...
Bauma 2022 innovations: Design Award for the new HC series
Safe, efficient and equipped for the digital construction site – these are the key features of the new HC series compactors from Hamm. The new compactors are gradually replacing the previous 3000 series and the H series. The models in the 18 to 25 t operating weight have now been awarded the prestigious iF Design Award.
Bauma 2022 innovations: REVOC system from Benninghoven
The REVOC system allows plant owners to implement higher recycling addition rates while complying with stricter emissions limits. REVOC supplements existing hot and cold recycling systems in asphalt mixing plants, reducing total carbon emissions with up to 50 % recycling material added.
For many years now, Hamm has been developing efficient machines that steadily reduce fuel consumption. In an effort to make construction site operations more resource-efficient, the ECO mode and the Power Hybrid roller in the HD+ series, for example, marked milestones. With eight electrified tandem rollers in the HD CompactLine Hamm is now entering the segment for fully electrical construction machines.
The VÖGELE product portfolio of road pavers enables users to cover practically any application in asphalt paving. The range of screeds is correspondingly broad, covering twelve models in up to five different compaction variants.
World premiere of the KMA 240(i) cold mixing plant
Cold recycling technologies from Wirtgen are in use around the globe for climate-friendly and cost-effective recycling of construction materials. The new KMA 240(i) mobile cold mixing plant now makes in situ production of high-quality mixes even more efficient.
VÖGELE to present new Classic Line pavers at Bauma 2022
The road paver manufacturer will be introducing two new machines with pave widths of between 0.75 and 5 m at the Bauma trade fair in Munich: the compact SUPER 1300 tracked paver and the SUPER 1303 wheeled model.
VÖGELE to present a new generation of road pavers at Bauma 2022
Bauma 2022 will be the world premiere for VÖGELE’s first road pavers and screeds of the new Dash 5 generation: the SUPER 1900-5(i) and SUPER 2100-5(i) Highway Class pavers and the latest-generation AB 500 and AB 600 Extending Screeds.
The Wirtgen Group at Bauma 2022 – Focus on sustainable road construction
At this year’s Bauma, the Wirtgen Group is presenting solutions for the entire road construction process chain. The motto for this year’s event is: ‘The Future in Roadbuilding – Smart. Safe. Sustainable.’
The jaw crusher MOBICAT MC 110(i) EVO2 and the cone crusher MOBICONE MCO 90(i) EVO2, with their efficient crusher direct drive, have a holistic drive concept that forms the basis for high cost-effectiveness.
For the Chinese market, HAMM offers ten new compact tandem rollers between 1,6 and 5 t fulfilling emission standard MEE III. Manufactured in the WIRTGEN China factory in Langfang, the machines with drum widths from 0,8 m to 1,38 m have been tailored to meet the requirements of the local market.
Wirtgen Group presents sustainable road construction solutions at WoA 2022
With a total of 11 exhibits from Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann and John Deere, the specialist audience at World of Asphalt was shown a cross-section of market-oriented and holistic solutions for the entire road construction process chain. The focus at the show was set on the critical issues of cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
VÖGELE presents powerful pavers in all sizes at the trade fair
At the World of Asphalt 2022, VÖGELE presents an attractive cross section of its current product program: From the smallest road paver, the SUPER 700i, through the SUPER 1800-3i SprayJet spray paver up to the SUPER 2000-3i 10 ft paver.
The new HC Series compactors will encompass nine models weighing 20 t, 22 t or 26 t. All of them are equipped with a powerful 154 kW engine (MEE III) and the electronic machine management system Hammtronic.
Katharina Kratz is a junior development engineer at Benninghoven in Wittlich. In the interview, she talks about her apprenticeship at Benninghoven, her career start and the team spirit among her colleagues.
Trainees build a toy-size model of a Kleemann impact crusher
The fascination with Kleemann products was the deciding factor: Tim Schwarz, trainee industrial mechanic, and Tim Grabe, trainee design mechanic, demonstrated great attention to detail when they designed the model of an impact crusher, including its programming.
During construction of a carriageway in a road tunnel in Karlsruhe, Vögele road pavers and Hamm tandem rollers not only satisfied the strict emissions specifications, but also ensured efficient, high-quality paving.
Smart Doc is "self-monitoring for everyone". The new app from Hamm AG documents the compaction process in earthworks in real-time on a smartphone and allows the roller driver to easily prepare a report on the compaction.
The privately owned Swiss construction company is setting a stronger focus on the business sectors Road and Mineral Technologies and will be relying on powerful Wirtgen Group equipment with a fleet of three Vögele pavers and two Hamm rollers, a Kleemann impact crusher, a screening plant and a mobile stockpile conveyor.
Handover of a John Deere motor grader in the Emsland region of Germany
The handover of a 622GP motor grader to the Aschendorf-based road construction and civil engineering company Hermann Jansen (HJA) marks the first time that Wirtgen Deutschland Vertriebs- und Service GmbH has sold a John Deere earth-moving machine in the Bremen, Emsland, Ammerland and East Frisia region of Germany.
SUPER 1680 Li and SUPER 1680-3 Li with the latest drive technology: both models are equipped with a powerful, low-emission engine and are equally suitable for urban projects and for the construction of major roads. The SUPER 1680 Li facilitates pave widths between 2.55 m and 7.8 m, the SUPER 1680-3 Li up to 8 m.
In Hemer, in Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia, Vögele Compact Class machines paved a new karting track, delivering precision work in the process: over a distance of exactly 391.49 m, they paved seven hairpin bends and an obstacle - a so-called chicane - all in an incredibly small space.
In Schlag near Passau, in the heart of the so-called "granite country", Berger Rohstoffe GmbH took over a quarry in 2020. Since May 2021, a PRO plant train from Kleemann has been producing grit for high-quality concrete and impresses with high productivity and economy.
In collaboration with circuit design specialists from the Italian engineering consultants Studio Dromo, the British lead contractor Tarmac wins the race to reprofile and resurface the Silverstone Circuit in time for the British Grand Prix – with Wirtgen Group machines, plants and systems.
Environmentally friendly asphalt production with energy from biomass
When it comes to operation of an asphalt mixing plant that is as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, Benninghoven burner technology in combination with the selected fuel offer the greatest potential.
The alternative to conventional asphalt production is temperature-reduced asphalt, also known as low-temperature asphalt, warm asphalt or warm mix asphalt. As a company that thinks and acts with a focus on sustainability, Benninghoven has developed optimum technological solutions for this.
Premiere for a fleet of brand new asphalt road construction machines in Germany’s Westerwald region
Working with the ‘hot on hot’ method on a contract for the repair of a major road through the Westerwald, a fleet of new Vögele pavers and Hamm pneumatic-tyre and tandem rollers enabled the team from contractor Abel & Weimar from Limburg to deliver optimal paving results from start to finish.
The H 7i VIO compactor with high-performance compaction system and powerful travel drive shows off its talents when compacting a frost protection layer in Titisee-Neustadt and during dam construction along the banks of the Rhine.
The SUPER 3000-3i is not only the largest and most powerful paver, it is also versatile and user-friendly. With its new material handling concept and hydraulic tamper stroke adjustment, the large paver is really easy to adjust to varying layer thicknesses.
Smart road construction in the widest tunnel in Switzerland
Optimum coordination and maximum efficiency were required for paving a width of 11.5 m in the Gubrist tunnel, which was why the contractor put its money on VÖGELE’s WITOS Paving Plus process optimisation solution.
HP series from HAMM – new pneumatic-tyre rollers are performing impressively
The pneumatic-tyre rollers from the HP series have been on the market across the world for several months and are showing what they can do in practice. This is a completely new generation of pneumatic-tyre rollers, which have been a permanent feature of HAMM's product range since the 1960s.
The SUPER 1400 was the first Vögele paver in the world to be fitted with a powerful engine from the group’s parent, John Deere, enabling it to meet India’s more stringent CEV Stage IV emissions standards.
SPECTIVE CONNECT - the smartest form of plant control
The innovative digital operating concept SPECTIVE from Kleemann has optimised the control options of crushing plants in a trendsetting manner. With the SPECTIVE CONNECT extension, Kleemann goes one step further.
Mobile screening plants in a large-scale operation in India
India has vast reserves of iron ore and is the second biggest steel producer in the world. The mobile screening plants MOBISCREEN EVO from Kleemann are used during the extraction of the important material.
Vögele has now introduced numerous practical new features to adapt its WITOS Paving digital road construction solutions even more specifically to suit the requirements of planners, construction managers and paving crews.
For the construction of a water collection basin with a holding capacity of 18,500 m³, which is knocked into the granite rock near Brixen, NordBau Peskoller from Kiens uses the new jaw crusher MOBICAT MC 110i EVO2.
Vögele VF 500 and VF 600 front-mounted extending screeds
The North American market demands a high pave speed at highly variable pave widths. Vögele supplies the VF 500 and the VF 600 with front-mounted hydraulic extensions, which have both undergone an extensive technical update with numerous benefits for operators and owners, for just this purpose.
Ace Aggregates is a newly founded company that produces crushed rock in a reopened quarry in the West Virginian mountains. In around one year, the team has increased its production from 181,000 tons to approx. 545,000 tons per year – and delivered it.
Landfill construction with a Wirtgen Group machine train
In the course of an extension programme, Joh. Wachenfeld GmbH & Co. KG permanently sealed the base of a landfill site for demolition waste and contaminated soil in the north of the state of Hesse, Germany.
SP 15i an all-rounder when it comes to paving monolithic profiles
During a project in Esterwegen, near Papenburg, Germany, the small paver offered a first taste of the extended range of applications it can now cover by paving a 750-metre-long and 2-metre-wide cycle path along a rural road.
Daily production target with MOBISCREEN MS 952 EVO and MS 953 EVO increased
India has vast reserves of iron ore and is the second biggest steel producer in the world. The mobile screening plants MOBISCREEN EVO from Kleemann are used during the extraction of the important material in Keonjhar in India.
Two road construction professionals tested the new VÖGELE MT 3000-3i Offset material feeder on projects. In the first part, a business owner reports on opinions in the field of the improvements made by development engineers.
Two road construction professionals tested the new VÖGELE MT 3000-3i Offset material feeder on projects. In the second part, a construction manager reports on opinions of the improvements in the field.
Paving a slab track in tunnels of the Deutsche Bahn’s Stuttgart-Ulm project was tough. The paving team met the challenge with the SUPER 2100-3i including the AB 600 TP2 High Compaction Screed and 3D control system. An MT 3000-2i Offset material feeder supported job site logistics.
Cost-effective team-players from the new technology generation EVO2
Kleemann presents two new crushing plants of the EVO2 generation: the jaw crusher MOBICAT MC 110(i) EVO2 and the cone crusher MOBICONE MCO 90(i) EVO2. Thanks to innovative features such as the optimised operating concept SPECTIVE and innovative overload systems, they now operate even more efficiently and economically.
Sustainable recycling – close to the construction site
The KMA 240(i) mobile cold recycling mixing plant from Wirtgen is an ideal solution for the environmentally compatible and cost-effective production of mix close to construction sites and can convert up to 240 tons of old material an hour into a high quality mix.
The specialists with a passion for soil stabilisation – with Wirtgen equipment
The WR series cold recyclers and soil stabilisers from Wirtgen are one of the decisive factors in the success of Mt. Carmel Stabilization Group Inc., the construction company from Illinois (USA) specializing in soil stabilisation with lime and cement.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, has a well-developed road network of around 9000 Kms maintained by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). 2900 Kms out of this road network are bituminous roads varying from single lane to four lane design. Over the years, the life of these pavements has reduced due to various factors like ageing, monsoon damages, heavy loading, etc. which then called for maintenance and recarpeting of these roads.
‘The new WIRTGEN GROUP machines are helping us to fulfil our ongoing growth targets’.
The Finnish company Asfalttikallio Oy is upgrading its fleet with a total of 39 machines from the Wirtgen Group. These include a Wirtgen W 120 Ri Small Milling Machine, Vögele Compact Class and Universal Class Pavers, as well as Hamm Rollers, mainly from the HD CompactLine.
Vaccinations for Better Protection and More Freedom
In June 2021, WIRTGEN launched its own workplace vaccination program. In the specially built vaccination centre, we were able to administer the vital jab to around 300 employees who hadn’t yet been vaccinated and offer employees the chance to receive both their first and second vaccinations on site.
The good old milling machines are still around. Although no longer youngsters, and technically way behind the times, they are still raring to go and as reliable as when they were new. Day after day at Borkowski GmbH in Langerwehe anSF 1000 Cbuilt in 1991 proves that Wirtgen milling machines keep their promise of enduring quality – even after 30 years in service.
After a comprehensive environmental management system was built, HAMM AG was certified according to ISO 14001. This will help the company to continue to improve its environmental performance in the future.
Hamm receives certification for its environmental management system
The ultra-modern production facilities of the Wirtgen Group are among the most advanced of their kind and work with environmentally friendly machine tools and perfectly coordinated manufacturing processes to ensure efficient production and conserve valuable resources. And certification of this is now on the agenda for the entire group of companies.
With the HD 14i TT, HAMM is presenting a new compact pneumatic-tyre roller that impresses with its high compaction power and optimum visibility, and complies with the exhaust emission standard EU Stage V/EPA Tier 4.
Rehabilitation of a local road: VÖGELE Compact Class machines are totally in their element when conditions are cramped, but convincing results still need to be achieved. This was demonstrated in Jiangning district in Jiangsu province, where a SUPER 1100-3 did great work – literally in record time.
For the complete rehabilitation of runway 1 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the lead contractor Nippon Road opted for an effective fleet of Wirtgen Group machines for the removal and repaving of 44,000 m³ of asphalt.
The Wirtgen Group supports its customers with individualised service agreements. SmartService makes their day-to-day operations easier and allows them to focus completely on their core business activities.
Reconstruction of a 375 km section of the A2 highway with the cold recycling method
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Works and Housing awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of a 375 km section of the A2 highway from the capital city, Abuja, to the city of Kano in northern Nigeria with the cold recycling method to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBN). Numerous Wirtgen Group plants and machines are already at work on the project.
Complex and time-consuming changing of defective or worn conveyor belts on crushing and screening plants are a thing of the past. The new ZIP CLIP spare belts permit rapid and efficient belt changes on crushing and screening plants.
Easy handling, great service and reliable, high-performance operation – this is what sets HAMM rollers apart. This is why, among other reasons, they are ideally suited as rental machines. Models from the CompactLine are especially sought after by rental companies.
In order to receive a constant high material volume from a cone crusher with high final product quality, mobile cone crushing plants should be operated in the optimum range. This starts with the selection and composition of the correct tool, which consists of cone and bowl liner.
MC 110 Z EVO Recycling of building rubble in Göppingen
A Mobicat jaw crusher processes concrete and building rubble in Stauferpark in Göppingen. Approx. 4,500 tons of material with a feed size of 0-500 mm are crushed to 0-60 mm and are used again on site as filling material.
During the rehabilitation of the Monterey Road in San José (USA), engineering contractor MCK Services, Inc. deployed Wirtgen Group machines and recycled and replaced 42 km of pavement with an overall area of 205,000 m2.
The HD 30 VV is one of 6 models in the HD CompactLine series launched on the Chinese market in 2018. These rollers, manufactured in the WIRTGEN GROUP’s local production facility in Langfang, have been tailored in every detail to meet the needs of Chinese customers and users.
Meet the young master modeller with a passion for detail
Peter Hoppe and his father, Matthias, have created a furore in the world of Lego modellers with their true-to-life scale model of a Wirtgen W 200 Fi as an MOC (‘My Own Creation’) model made from Lego and Lego Technic parts.
Intelligent paver management: At Conexpo 2020, JOSEPH VÖGELE AG will be showcasing its new software-based application for road construction. WITOS Paving Docu allows paving data and delivery notes to be recorded and automates the process of sending out job-site reports.
The 8-foot paver segment is critical to a lot of road construction companies, because these machines cover a very wide range of applications, from small municipal jobs to major highway construction and rehabilitation.
In the north of Vietnam lie the emerging city of Lang Son, located on the border with China, and National Route 1A, the heavily congested motorway to the capital, Hanoi: a KLEEMANN plant combination was brought in to eliminate this bottleneck.
WIRTGEN GROUP provides Asfaltbolaget with a complete crushing and screening plant train from KLEEMANN
Asfaltbolaget, with its head office in Karlskrona, is a Swedish asphalt, road and landscape construction company. After all of their positive experience with WIRTGEN GROUP, it stood to reason to include crushing and screening plants from KLEEMANN in their short-list.
A SUPER 1303-3i repaved the surface course on a 3.1 m-wide tree-lined route at a thickness of 3 cm. The new pavement of sand-coloured asphalt blends harmoniously into the landscape. The VÖGELE wheeled paver in the Compact Class paved the coloured asphalt with a crown of +2.5%.
At the Wirtgen Group, fast and efficient on-site customer service has utmost priority. Customers can depend on an extensive service network and on-site solutions that ensure maximum machine availability.
With a potentially record-breaking pave width of up to 18m, the new SUPER 3000-3(i) can pave the surface course of a four-lane motorway carriageway without joints. As a representative of the Premium Line, the large paver additionally incorporates all the features of the latest "Dash 3" generation. Other highlights include the innovative material transport and the new hydraulic tamper-stroke adjustment.
The SUPER 1000(i) and the SUPER 1003(i) represent the global market leader's recently introduced Classic Line. Equipped with the ErgoBasic operating concept, the two compact pavers boast simple handling and excellent value for money.
VÖGELE present smart solution for digital job-site documentation
WITOS Paving Docu allows paving data and delivery notes to be recorded and automates the sending of job site reports. It is a practical, easy-to-use solution for small and medium-sized construction projects.
Construction Site 4.0 – the working environment of the future
At HAMM, the developers are thinking not only about the next machine generation; they are also focussed on the effects that current megatrends will have on road building in general and on compaction in particular.
Permeable to Water and with an Anti-capillary Effect
What do you see as the core issues in the construction of frost blankets? A frost blanket made from unbound mineral aggregate represents the first base course of the superstructure at the subgrade level.
Genuine Wirtgen Group spare parts are precisely tailored to the requirements of our machines and impress with particularly long service life. To ensure that our customers’ machine fleets are always ready for use, our employees around the world are committed to ensuring that our spare parts are readily and rapidly available.
The SUPER 1600 L helps customers and users to complete projects cost-efficiently while delivering high quality. This tracked paver from VÖGELE proved it could do just that on a job rehabilitating National Highway 104 in Yuhang District – and the road didn’t have to be blocked off even once.
In 2017, HAMM produced more than 10,000 rollers in a single year for the first time. To ensure that the demand for HAMM rollers can also be satisfied sufficiently in future, the parent plant was massively expanded.
The perfect solution for all customers, users and sales employees who are often on the road. HAMM Delivery Program/HAMM Product Range offers mobile access to the HAMM product portfolio, with all relevant information about the respective machines.
The Wirtgen Group’s service philosophy offers maximum customer proximity – and this means that the experts from Wirtgen Group Service will very soon be on the spot to clear up any issues customers may be having with their machines. This is where skilled craftsmanship meets advanced technology.
Two SUPER 1880 L pavers with Heavy-Duty kits made a good job of paving an abrasive cement-treated base course mix, creating the ideal conditions for ensuring that National Highway 107 in Xuchang stands up to heavy traffic for a long time to come.
Swiss company Recytec continues investing in Kleemann plants
Recytec from Switzerland specialises in the processing of waste materials and materials in the recyclable mineral chain. Recytec has now extended its vehicle fleet and is participating in work on the tunnel construction project on the A1.
Autonomous rollers: (R)evolution in asphalt construction
In the field of compaction technology, HAMM AG has always been a company that sets trends and is quick to adopt new technologies in order to continually improve its rollers. Now, the technology-focused company HAMM is once again setting new standards, this time in the development of self-driving compaction machines.
2 in 1: Rock crushing and compaction with HAMM's VC compactors
For bauma 2016 in Munich, HAMM is bringing along its VC compactors, which are now ready for series production. These compactors with a vibration crusher drum carry out two tasks simultaneously and to the highest quality standards.
he new visual orientation symbolizes the strength of the corporate affiliation, which has developed over the course of many years, and stands, above all, for one thing: The brands' joint focus on the needs of customers.
Autostrada A1 – Europe's largest construction project
To build the A1 motorway in Poland as efficiently as possible, machines from the Wirtgen Group were almost the only equipment used during paving and compaction, including several HAMM compactors and tandem rollers.