Wirtgen W 250i débuts at Conexpo 2014
Wirtgen Group plans to launch W 250i, its most powerful cold milling machine in the North-American market at Conexpo 2014. The machine is equipped with an extra-large milling drum unit for a working width of 12' 6" (3.80 m), offering a good 70 per cent increase in the milling width over a standard machine and consequently a remarkable increase in the milling performance. It also sports a camera system and a Vacuum Cutter System (VCS). High rates of productivity, maximum cost-efficiency and the eco-friendly i-machine technology of the W 250i makes it the top player in its performance class.
Broad range of applications
The strength of the W 250i lies in its ability to mill large job sites on motorways or airports at top speed. The Wirtgen large milling machine can remove asphalt layers with a milling depth of up to 14" (350 mm) and hard concrete surfaces at a high advance rate. In addition to removing the entire roadway sections in a single pass, individual layers can also be removed economically. The W 250i performs impressively in all these applications. Its intelligent WIDRIVE machine management system, the three selectable milling drum speeds and the Dual Engine Concept keep the operating costs exceptionally low for a cold milling machine in this performance class. As a result of the Dual Engine Concept, the W 250i essentially unites two machines in one: on the one hand, there is the high-performance milling machine with the full power of its two engines and 1,005 PS, while on the other hand, the customer also benefits from a cost-efficient mid-range milling machine that can operate with the 608 PS power of one engine to economically remove softer asphalt surface courses or porous asphalt.
(Communication by the management of the company)