Stabilising machine from Wirtgen
By Sandy Guthrie19 April 2012
Wirtgen's WR 240i, with a 6-cylinder Cummins engine rated at up to 477kW, is one the company's new generation of cold recyclers and soil stabilisers, and was on show at Intermat in Paris.
Claiming to have the world's largest range of recycler and soil stabiliser products, Wirtgen said the WR 240i was the fleet's specialist for stabilising large areas of insufficiently cohesive soil.
The company claimed that in cold recycling, it reused 100% of resources when processing defective asphalt pavements. It said that new features put the WR 240i at the top of the class in terms of efficiency and economy.
Machine output has been optimised with high torque reserves, while engine power is transmitted directly and effectively, benefiting its milling performance. Nine different rotor speeds guarantee optimum mixing performance, it said, aided by ultramodern computer-controlled metering technology with automatic monitoring to ensure exactly the right mix.
The modern cabin has a camera system and a driver's seat that can be turned through 90°. All-wheel steering and a separate steering angle on the rear axle allow a small turning radius with swift manoeuvring at the end of short passages and in confined spaces.
Wirtgen said technical improvements focused not only on driving comfort, but also on easy operation. It said that as a result, the operator could now control all the main basic functions easily and conveniently via a highly-responsive multi-functional joystick in the right armrest.
The automatic lowering and raising of the milling and mixing rotor, the ergonomically-designed workplace and the innovative reverse assist function, are said to make life more convenient for the operator and improve daily performance.