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These top financed machines met the market with leveling technology and powered wrap-around endgates.
By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle
The Wirtgen W 2100, which replaced the W 2100 DC, drills up to 32 centimeters deep, with a milling width of 7 feet 2 inches. The W 200 and W 210 cold mills replace the W 2100. These mills can be equipped with milling drum assemblies of 59-, 79- or 87-inch working widths. The W 200 has an operating weight of 59,934 pounds. The W 210 has an operating weight of 62,138 pounds and uses two diesel engines to generate 671 horsepower. The cold mills feature parallel-to-surface technology, which keeps the cutter housing level.
The Roadtec RX-500 cold planer has a 630-horsepower Cummins engine and is compact enough for urban applications. The machine comes with either four- or three-track assemblies. The RX-500 cuts up to 13 inches deep at a width of 6 feet 3 inches, 6 feet 7 inches or 7 feet 2 inches. It features a two-stage, front load-out conveyor with 60-degree swing to either side and one-piece side sheets that run the entire length of the machine. The cold planer’s cutter housing has 10-degree angled front and rear mold boards, as well as powered, wrap-around endgates with replaceable wear shoes.
The Top 5 Financed Machines*
1. (tie) Wirtgen W 2100 / W 2100 DC, Roadtec RX-500
2. (tie) Wirtgen W 120 / W 2200
3. (tie) Roadtec RX-500 / Wirtgen W 200 / W W 2000
4. Roadtec RX-900
5. Roadtec RX-700
**Source: Equipment Data Associates new machine sales and lease records,
2010 and YTD through Aug. 1, 2011. EDA is a division of Randall-Reilly.