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The W 100 Fi, W 120 Fi and W 130 Fi one-metre class compact milling machines have been released for the European market by Wirtgen
The three font loaders with working widths of 1 m, 1.2 m and 1.3 m feature environmentally friendy engine technology and are powered by a John Deere diesel engine with a rated output of 265Kw / 360hp. The torque characteristic of the engine has been purposefully tuned to met the specific needs of the cold milling process and, as a result, the machines use significantly less fuel.
Also onboard are the digital assistance systems Mill Assist machine control, Wirtgen Performance Tracker (WPT) and the Level Pro Active levelling system. Customers can look forward to the benefits of high milling performance, efficiency and clear documentation in the compact milling machine class.
In automatic mode, Mill Assist selects the operating strategy with the most favourable balance between milling performance and operating costs. This increases milling performance and simultaneously reduces fuel, water and pick consumption and CO2 emissions.
The milling machine operator can also pre-select one of three alternative operating strategies: ‘ECO’, ‘Performance-optimised’ or ‘Milling pattern quality’. This makes it possible, for example, to pre-define the required milling pattern quality on a scale from 1 (coarse) to 10 (very fine) at the press of a button.
Mill Assist also automatically controls the drive system. In conjunction with the diesel engine, an enormously broad spectrum of applications can be realised by reducing or increasing the milling drum speed.
The optional Wirtgen Performance Tracker automatically and precisely determines area performance rates, milling volumes and the fuel and water consumption of the machine – without any need for external surveyors on the construction site. The milling machine operator can view all important performance and consumption data in the operator’s cabin in real time and send an automatically generated report to the machine owner by email immediately after completion of the milling job.
The highly manoeuvrable cold milling machines are particularly suitable for milling work where space is limited, for example in city centres or on car parks. As a result of their high productivity, they are also ideal for surface layer rehabilitation and complete pavement removal on smaller or medium-sized construction sites.
The operator’s cabin has been redesigned and is now characterised by comfort, ergonomically designed control elements, and a premium look and feel. The overview of all relevant working areas familiar to users of Wirtgen milling machines is provided by the slender wasp waist of the machines and up to five cameras. The new 5-inch control screen in the multifunctional armrest displays all machine-relevant information. Another smart solution is the convenient access to the milling machine at the rear that automatically adjusts to the machine height. This means that machine operators have ergonomic access to the operator's cabin in all working scenarios.