Wirtgen India has recently launched two new series of Hamm compactor and tandem rollers – the HC Series HC 119i and HD Series HD 99i and for the Indian market. Both models are manufactured at the Wirtgen Group plant in Pune, Maharashtra. They are completely homologised and comply with the Indian laws and specifications in all details, from the engine and the lighting system, right through to their dimensions. The HC 119i compactor weighing 11 t, are available with or without a drum drive. All machines fulfil the requirements of the CEV Stage IV. At 90 kW (121 HP), they bring plenty of power to the construction site. Furthermore, the new compactors feature a modern, convenient operating platform, excellent driving and handling properties, as well as a highly efficient ECO mode that can reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%. The HD 99i tandem roller weighs nearly 9 t, while the HD 109i weighs approx. 10 t. Both articulated double vibration rollers are powerful all-rounders for road construction. With a drum width of 1.68 m, they can be used in innercity projects, for compaction on motorways, airports and other large areas. From the operator’s platform on the new tandem rollers, the driver has an excellent view of the construction site.
In regard to the new launch Constrofacilitator had one to one conversation with Mr. Ramesh Palagiri-MD & CEO, Wirtgen India, wherein he shared insights on the newly launched products, new products of Wirtgen that have been launched with CEV Stage IV accreditation, HP series- a new generation of pneumatic-tyre rollers, road repair and rehabilitation market potential and many more other details.
Here are the excerpts of the interview.
- What are the standout features of the newly launched Hamm HD 99i/ HD 109i Premium Tandem Roller?
Since August 2021, HAMM has supplied new compactor models from the HC series to the Indian market. The machines, weighing 11 t, are available with or without a drum drive. All machines fulfil the requirements of the CEV Stage IV. At 90 kW (121 HP), they bring plenty of power to the construction site. Furthermore, the new compactors feature a modern, convenient operating platform, excellent driving and handling properties, as well as a highly efficient ECO mode that can reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%.
The two new HAMM tandem rollers – the HD 99i and HD 109i – in the Indian market. The HD 99i tandem roller weighs nearly 9 t, while the HD 109i weighs approx. 10 t. Both articulated double vibration rollers are powerful all-rounders for road construction. With a drum width of 1.68 m, they can be used in innercity projects, for compaction on motorways, airports and other large areas. From the operator’s platform on the new tandem rollers, the driver has an excellent view of the construction site.
Both models are driven by a robust, water-cooled 3-cylinder John Deere engine in accordance with CEV-IV. The combination of a modern engine, large radiator, air flow and engine management leads to reduced noise emissions and up to 10% lower fuel consumption when compared to the predecessor models.
The three-point articulation in the new tandem rollers guarantees even weight distribution, offers outstanding directional stability, impressive stability when negotiating curves, and a high level of safety against overturning. All of these factors have a positive effect on the compaction result, meaning that the HD 99i and the HD 109i produce extremely flat asphalt surfaces.
Customisation is key
Furthermore, customers can order their roller with or without lane offset, and can add numerous options. This includes the HTM (HAMM Temperature Meter) for continuous measurement of the asphalt temperature at the roller, as well as ICS systems for comprehensive compaction inspection. The edge pressing and cutting device is also available in many different diameters and pressure angles.
The HAMM HD 99i and HD 109i rollers also prove to be convenient when it comes to the daily check and regular maintenance. All access points can be easily accessed from the ground. The service flap on the driver’s platform is new and facilitates access to the turbocharger.
- Which new products of Wirtgen have been launched with CEV Stage IV accreditation?
BS IV Machines with Simple operation, comfortable workstation. The recently launched CEV-Stage IV Machines- Vögele Super 1400i, Vögele Super 1403i, Hamm HD 99i, Hamm 109i are more fuel efficient with modern operator’s platform, excellent driving comfort and handling properties. The intelligent drive technology ensures economical operation with low emissions and noise. Construction firms and companies which lease construction machinery further benefit from the integrated all-round service both manufacturers provide.
The operation is self-explanatory and does not require any special language skills. This and other details turn the operator platform on the rollers into a comfortable workstation. Bright work lighting with durable LED lights rounds off the high-quality and environmentally friendly overall picture.
- Share insights about the HP series new generation of pneumatic-tyre rollers?
The pneumatic-tyre rollers from the HP series have been on the market across the world for several months and are showing what they can do in practice. This is a completely new generation of pneumatic-tyre rollers, which have been a permanent feature of HAMM’s product range since the 1960s. The new HP series model stands out thanks to the large, newly designed water tank. Like the diesel tank, it is generously dimensioned so that the machines have sufficient capacity for a full working day without stopping to refill. For this reason alone, the rollers are already extremely productive.
For the HP series, HAMM has developed a uniform platform as the basis for all model variants in every market throughout the world. Based on this, HAMM is also continuing to offer the pneumatic-tyre rollers in different basic versions: On the one hand, the HP 180 or HP 180i model with a minimum working weight of 8 t and a maximum operating weight of 18 t and, on the other hand, the HP 280 or HP 280i model with working weights between 10 t and maximum 28 t. In doing so, HAMM provides the individual markets with the respective model to suit their regional demands with regard to weight classes and equipment versions. The HP 180i and HP 280i models (both with Easy Drive operating concept) comply with the requirements of the emissions standards EPA Tier 4 and EU Stage V, while the HP 180 and HP 280 models are designed for Tier 3 markets.
- In recent times road repair and rehabilitation has seen increasing demand, regarding this discuss the range of pavement modification equipment that the company offers?
Cold milling is one of the first measures taken when a roadway or traffic area needs to be rehabilitated. The condition of the milled surface has a key impact on the quality of the new surface courses, their service qualities and on the economical and efficient execution of the other construction measures.
An evenly milled surface, true to line and level, is a crucial factor when it comes to paving surface courses of uniform thickness and avoiding costly correction measures in the form of asphalt leveling courses.
Market-driven innovations for all applications
Wirtgen offers the most extensive line-up of cold milling machines in the industry, with milling widths of 14 mm to 4.40 m. Customers can choose from over 30 different machine types, each also available with a variety of milling widths. The lower performance class starts with the small 45-kW milling machines and extends through compact machines with engine outputs of between 257 and 298 kW to large milling machines in the upper performance class offering power reserves of up to 753 kW. The high level of customer-oriented design expertise guarantees market-driven innovations. The new solutions developed at the brand headquarters in Windhagen are founded on practical know-how and core competencies in leveling, control and cutting technology.
- Wirtgen celebrated turning 60 recently, what are the focus areas of the company in the coming days?
Construction machinery from Windhagen is in use all over the world today. In addition to Wirtgen cold milling machines, which are found on virtually every road rehabilitation construction site, the machine manufacturer also produces technologically leading recyclers, soil stabilisers, slipform pavers and surface miners. Wirtgen’s innovative products and technologies have been shaping road construction for 60 years and today are synonymous with efficient and cost-effective construction methods.
A look back at 60 years of road construction experience
In 1961, Reinhard Wirtgen started out with a haulage company for road construction materials. Through innovative machine developments, bold ideas and a visionary approach, he built Wirtgen into an internationally renowned construction machinery specialist. What makes this truly notable is that his own experience as a service provider in road construction helped shape a corporate culture that lives and breathes closeness to the customer.
Today, the company forms a central pillar of the Wirtgen Group. Each of the product brands with their own unique history – Wirtgen (founded in 1961), Vögele (founded in 1836), Hamm (founded in 1878), Kleemann (founded in 1857) and Benninghoven (founded in 1909) – has made a significant impact on and advanced the application processes in their field. All in all, the Wirtgen Group stands for 660 years of experience in road construction. Five brand headquarters in Germany, international production facilities in Brazil, China and India, numerous sales and service companies and a close-knit dealer network ensure that the group’s premium products and cutting-edge technologies are used in every market worldwide.
‘Close to our customers’ is the value proposition of the entire group of companies today. Since 2017, this engine driving innovation in the industry has been a strong part of the John Deere Group.