Wirtgen launches new Slipform Paver range
Wirtgen launch new specialist paver range
Among a record 29 world releases, Wirtgen has unveiled its new specialist concrete paving machines at bauma 2013.
The SP 81 / SP 81i, the SP 82 / SP 82i and the SP 84 / SP 84i are highly flexible machines for paving concrete profiles of varying sizes.
The SP 81 / SP 81i can produce sewerage drains, concrete barriers, kerbstones or narrow paths up to 2.2m high and 3.0m wide as standard. The offset mould can be mounted on either side, allowing the concrete paver to be easily adapted to job site conditions and ensuring optimum results, even in cramped spaces. The flexibly positioned trimmer ensures the necessary precision in places where the ground is not even enough. The spiral-shaped trimmer drum, which is fitted with cutters, mills away uneven areas, permitting uniform paving of the profile.
The SP 82 / SP 82i and SP 84 / SP 84i are new models for inset concrete paving on two rigid or four steerable, swivelling crawler tracks. In the inset application, the slipform paver slipforms the concrete pavement with the mould integrated between the crawler tracks. In this way, the models can pave roadways and surfaces from 2.0m to 8.0m wide as standard with a paving thickness of up to 400mm – or thicker, should the customer so desire.
Wirtgen slipform pavers have no problem creating concrete pavements with a double cross fall of up to 3%. What is more, both types of model are also available as special versions for the US market.
Like the compact Wirtgen Slipform Pavers SP 15 and SP 25, the SP 80 series is also equipped with WI-Control. The new machine control system can, for instance, automatically recognise the machine configuration and set the optimum parameters accordingly. It also allows it to be connected with the customer’s own fleet management system via a standard interface.
The engine management system ‘eco-mode’ reduces fuel consumption and noise emissions by adapting the output to the requirements of the job in hand.
Wirtgen is the only manufacturer to offer ‘smooth slope’, an electronic tilt control system, which ensures top-quality, high-precision concrete paving through short machine response times.