High finish with Wirtgen’s texture cure machine
Self-propelled texture cure machine: TCM 180i
Wirtgen is offering a new self-propelled texture cure machine, the TCM 180i. This helps to cure concrete pavements and provide a high quality finish. The curing unit features automatic spraying and brooming and can handle working widths from 4-18m. Its new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine meets low emissions requirements and can also be equipped with an additional diesel particulate filter (DPF). Curing work can now be carried out more effectively due to the new control system, which shares technology with the new SP 90 and SP 60 series pavers. The console features new service and control functions, optimising work processes and a new hydraulic concept allows the traction drive to be switched at different speeds between working and transport mode for example. Proportional control supports precision height adjustment to meet every requirement.
Transverse brooming and spraying applications can be handled now, while longitudinal brooming and spraying as well as the application of a diagonal finish will be possible in future. The machine can be fitted with mounts for a burlap or synthetic turf.
A film unwinding device is fitted to help to protect the concrete quickly from the negative effects of rain showers. Travelling in reverse gear directly behind the slipform paver, the machine spreads plastic sheeting to protect the concrete from rain.