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Wirtgen America Introduces Concrete Slipform Pavers

Tue January 25, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Wirtgen Group has entered the North American concrete slipform equipment market with the debut of the SP 15 and SP 25 concrete slipform pavers.

Ultimately, the full line of Wirtgen slipform pavers — the SP 15, SP 25, SP 500, SP 850, SP 1500 and SP 1600 — will be marketed in North America. But initially, the SP 15 and SP 25 will be introduced, with other models in the ensuing years.

“All of our models are being modified to meet the demands of the North American contractor,” Wade Bowman, national sales manager, concrete slipform pavers, said.

The SP 15 and SP 25 will be marketed only in North America.

The SP 15 and SP 25 are multipurpose machines that lay curb and gutter, barrier, sidewalk, V-ditch, special applications and slabs. Both of these machines can be quickly configured on site for left- or right-side pouring.

Wirtgen SP 15

The SP 15 has a maximum paving width of 6 ft. (1.8 m), maximum barrier/parapet placement height of 4 ft. 3 in. (1.3 m), and weighs 27,500 lb. (12,474 kg). It has best-in-class trimming capacity, quick on-site changes for left or right side pouring, job site mobility, and pours a tight, smooth radius with all-track steering and positioning. The SP 15 also features an Eco mode which matches engine rpm to machine power requirements, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions, according to the manufacturer.

The SP 15 Slipform paver has a heavy-duty design for tough day-to-day operation, enhanced manueverability and ease of operation. It’s a practical choice for pouring offset profiles and for sidewalk up to 6 ft.

The SP 15 owes its broad range of capabilities to the highly flexible arrangement of its mold and track units, as the great variety of setup options make the machine adaptable to most job site conditions, resulting in unrivaled operating efficiency.

Different-profile molds can be mounted on the left or right side of the paver without the need for time-consuming machine conversions. The two front track units can be chosen in pivot design, while the rear track unit can be chosen with mechanical or hydraulic adjustment to either side

The flexibility of the SP 15 is enhanced by options such as trimmer, concrete feeding via belt conveyor or auger conveyor, and electric or hydraulic vibrators. The compact, overall dimensions of the SP 15 allow for easy transport.

The SP 15 concrete slipform paver from Wirtgen America Inc. will be sold only in North America.Wirtgen SP 25

The Wirtgen SP 25 will be available in North America only, beginning late 2010. The SP 25 has a maximum paving width of 12 ft. (3.6 m), and maximum barrier/parapet placement height of 6 ft. It also features quick on-site changes to left or right side pouring. The machine’s modular design allows for a wide array of applications with either three or four tracks. It also features an Eco mode which matches engine rpm to machine power requirements, thus saving fuel and reducing emissions. Its maximum weight is 39,600 lb. (18,000 kg).

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