Wirtgen W 100 CFi: A special job for the compact milling machine, extending the broadband network
In Austria, a Wirtgen W 100 CFi compact milling machine with deep milling unit is being used for trenching prior to the laying of broadband cables – just before it sets to work milling off entire pavements.
The spread of fiber-optic cables is advancing rapidly across the world, and the Upper Austrian district of Schärding, not far from the German border, is no exception. Here, too, communities are being given broadband internet access. Engelhartszell is the second community to benefit from this technology of the future. And the contractor, Hemmelmair Frästechnik GmbH from Linz, is also making use of cutting-edge technology, in this case made from steel and carbide. For local roadworks, the milling service provider is using the W 100 CFi, a model from the latest generation of compact milling machines featuring a deep milling unit that Wirtgen have developed especially for this application.
Rapid change between trenching and repair
“We have 15 Wirtgen cold milling machines in operation. In the course of our long-standing collaboration, we have come to understand the solutions and expertise of the company, and this prompted us to turn to the Wirtgen Group in Austria in this case, too,” explains Manfred Grössing, Managing Director of Hemmelmair. Once the requirements had been discussed with Wirtgen's product management team, the design department at the brand headquarters in Germany was given the development order. “We wanted our customer to be able to use the milling machine flexibly, i.e. be able to switch back to conventional repair jobs as quickly as possible,” says Manfred Stiegler, Customer Service Manager at the Wirtgen Group's sales and service company in Austria.
Solution for trenching: new cutting wheel from Wirtgen
The W 100 CFi was the ideal choice for the job in Upper Austria. Being one of the new generation of Wirtgen compact milling machines, it integrates many innovative added and automated functions that give highly effective support to users when