Element Six promises up to 40 times the life of standard milling machine picks
Synthetic diamond coated road pick offers longer life
Element Six, the synthetic diamond division of DeBeers, has developed a revised design for its D Power road picks, claiming greatly extended working life. The D Power road pick will use a polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tip with an improved head design that incorporates tungsten carbide to provide greater protection to the steel pick mount. The company claims that the D Power road pick can deliver up to 40 times the life of a standard carbide pick, providing reduced downtime, increased efficiency and a better surface finish for the contractor. The D Power pick is designed to be used with 1.9-2.0m wide milling machines and though initially designed for Wirtgen machinery will also be suitable for other milling brands.