First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Wirtgen has rounded out its new large milling machine series for the Asian market by unveiling the W 195 and W 205. In addition, the third and most powerful machine in the series, the W 215, is also being introduced to the Chinese market. The W 195 weighs in at 29.16tonnes and cuts a 2m width, with power from a diesel delivering 410kW. The W 205 also cuts a 2m width but weighs 30.1tonnes and is powered by a 455kW diesel. Meanwhile the W 215 model weighs in at 30.29tonnes and cuts a 2m width, with power from its 470kW diesel.
For the concrete paving segment, the SP 64 slipform paver is another Wirtgen model being launched in China. The inset paver is powered by a 155kW diesel and offers a maximum paving width of 7.5m as well as a maximum paving thickness of 450mm, which the firm claims allows cost-effective and high-precision paving.
Wirtgen is now offering its 2cm class W 195 milling machine in China
The Wirtgen Group has been manufacturing in China - for China - according to German standards since 2004, and has done so in a new facility in Langfang – one of the most state-of-the-art of its kind – since 2015. In addition to the construction equipment manufactured at the German brand headquarters, some of the innovations in cold milling machines, pavers, and compactors being unveiled in China were also manufactured in Langfang. All of the machines are manufactured to the latest Chinese standards, such as emissions requirements. The firm claims that its machines offer longevity, cost-effectiveness, ease-of-use, and low operating and maintenance costs for Chinese customers, while also offering better trade-in values than some competing products.
With eight of its own locations, two new service centres, and a dealer network of 35 partners, Wirtgen China has a close-knit and efficient sales and service network that now covers almost all of the 22 Chinese provinces.