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Wirgen’s all-new WR 2000 is a state-of-the-art, 395 hp-class stabilizer/reclaimer
January 30th, 2008
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The all-new WR 2000 is a state-of-the-art, 395 hp-class stabilizer/reclaimer which gives roadbuilders a high-performance alternative to the larger, industry-standard, 670-hp WR 2500 S from Wirtgen.This versatile machine cuts grades or asphalt roadways up to 20 in. deep at a 79-in. cutting width. It has an shippinging weight of 46,958 lb.
It stabilizes with both emulsion and foamed asphalt, and can be equpped with a high capacity water pump for dry soil conditions, or cement or lime stabilization projects. These proven systems have been used on the WR 2500/WR 2500 S for years, and the WR 2000 incorporates 40 percent parts in common with its “big brother”.
Its new 6-cylinder OM 457 LA Mercedes engine meets EPA Tier II regulations, with 400 continuous horsepower. Its cutter features a V-belt drive with an automatic belt tensioner with four speeds, from 112 to 181 rpm. This feature delivers maximum hp to the cutter with less maintenance than older-design chain or hydraulic drive systems.
The unique cutter system is a floating hood design with a hardened steel housing, with multiple wear plate inserts to minimize wear. The cutter drum has bolt-on end rings which are easy to service. Its allows quick and easy replacement of broken or worn-out cutter bit tooth holders without the inconvenience and added cost of a cutting torch and welder.
Material size is controlled by use of a hydraulically adjustable, manganese-lined breaker bars that can be remotely adjusted by the machine operator to tighten or close down the area between the rotating drum and the impact bars.
The machine has all-wheel steering and incorporates the same-size tires both front and rear for maximum tractive effort. Traction is aided with a hydraulic flow divider that Wirtgen has been using successfully for years in its milling machines.
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