Wirtgen is revamping its stabiliser range
Wirtgen is now introducing a complete new range of stabilisers
A new generation of stabilisers is now available from Wirtgen, with this revised line-up following on from the WR240 launched last year. The new WR200 and WR250 models share features with the WR240 and are said to set new standards in cold recycling and soil stabilisation.
The versatile WR240 suits heavy-duty stabilisation of large areas of non-cohesive soil, and for the cold recycling of damaged asphalt layers. This model brought new features to market and despite achieving higher productivity than its predecessor, tests in the field also show it to be more fuel efficient due largely to its sophisticated engine management system. The machine has also been noted for its large high visibility cab and improved manoeuvrability, with these features all now being carried over into the compact WR200 and top-of-the-range WR250. The WR200 is the smallest of the range and is even more manoeuvrable than the WR240, suiting duties on small sites while it offers increased mobility as it requires no special transport permits. In contrast the power WR250 is a heavy-duty machine designed for stabilising heavy, swampy soils. In recycling and pulverisation jobs the WR250 can be used to turn roadways up to 250mm thick into homogenous granulate. An important new feature is the ability to control milling drum speed from the cab to suit it to different applications while the milling drum is designed to suit the machine’s high output. This combination of new drum and adjustable speed is said to allow the WR250 to provide high mix quality at a high feed rate.