A maximum range of applications, high-precision paving results, intuitive handling and superb ease of use – these are the strengths of Wirtgen's new SP 84i slipform paver, set to be unveiled to industry professionals for the first time in North America at Conexpo 2014.
Inset applications across the entire width
The SP 84i is a new model for inset concrete paving on four steerable, swivelling crawler tracks. In the inset application, the slipform paver slipforms the concrete pavement with the mould integrated between the crawler tracks. With an engine output of 180 kW, the SP 84i can use both electric and hydraulic vibration to pave roadways and surfaces from 6’ to 26’ wide as standard with a paving thickness of up to max. 18”, or thicker, should the customer so desire. The concrete can be selectively distributed via the spreading plough or spreading auger. Wirtgen slipform pavers have no problem creating concrete pavements with a double cross fall of up to 3 percent.
Customer benefits from the intelligent features
"Customer benefit was a prime concern in the development of our new slipform paver", explains Dr. Ralf Schug of Wirtgen's Development and Engineering department. "The new features, which we use as modular systems in all the machines, permit a maximum range of applications and high-precision paving results. Meanwhile, the handling is intuitive and very convenient."
An overview of the new intelligent machine features:
Life Cycle Design
The fully modular machine construction means that contractors are sure to find the right solution for all applications. Simple conversions or easy extensions of additional machine components can hence provide a solution for complex, customer-specific applications. This maximizes flexibility and makes for a wide range of possible uses.
Like the compact Wirtgen Slipform Pavers SP 15i and SP 25i, the SP 84i is also equipped with WI-Control. The new machine control system can, for instance, automatically recognize the machine configuration and set the optimum machine parameters accordingly. It also allows the machine to be connected with the customer's own fleet management system via a standard interface.
The engine management system "Eco-Mode" reduces fuel consumption and noise emissions by adapting the output to the requirements of the job in hand.
Wirtgen is the only manufacturer to offer "Smooth Slope", an electronic tilt control system which ensures top-quality, high-precision concrete paving through short machine response times.
Being reliably compatible with 3D control systems from all leading suppliers, the new and certified Easy Connect 3D interface is a future-proof system.