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Wirtgen W 50 DC ’Deep Cut’ Cold Mill Replaces W 500

Fri December 14, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The new W 50 DC asphalt milling machine replaces the W 500 in the Wirtgen America lineup.

The W 50 DC boasts a cut depth of 8.3 in. (21 cm), compared to 6 in. (15 cm) with the W 50; a standard drum diameter of 29.5 in. (75 cm), compared to 23 in. (58 cm) with the W 50; and a Deutz engine of 123 hp (91.7 kW), compared to 80 hp (59.6 kW) with the W 50.

The Deutz diesel engine is combined with a 17,000-lb. (7,711 kg) design, 7-in. (17.8 cm) turning radius and standard rear-loading conveyor.

The W 50 DC is a road-milling machine with mechanically driven milling drum and loading conveyor. It offers operators a spacious and comfortable operator’s platform, with ample legroom. The seat is individually adjustable and can be moved sideways beyond the edge of the machine.

The angle of the steering wheel and main control console can be adjusted, and the machine can be operated from both the sitting and standing positions.

All the most important operating functions are ergonomically integrated into the right-hand armrest.

Maximum safety is provided by its totally clear view of the milled edge.

Wirtgen’s Flexible Cutter System (FCS), providing fast change of milling drums in the field, also is available for the W 50 DC in the standard widths of 11.8, 15.7 and 19.6 in. (30, 40 and 50 cm).

For more information, call 615/501-0600 or visit

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