Operating concept

Perfection in ergonomic design and handling

The soundproof, spacious cabin of the WR offers ample room to move, a comfortable interior and pleasant indoor temperatures. Its numerous equipment features include a comfortable driver’s seat, powerful climate control and heating system, radio with CD player, compressed-air connection and air gun for cabin cleaning, backlit controls and ample storage space. These features not only increase operator comfort and performance but also improve the machine’s productivity on a daily basis.

Taking ergonomics to a whole new level

The anatomically shaped driver’s seat with spring and air cushioning is the WR’s showpiece in terms of ergonomic design. It can be fully adjusted to the operator’s personal preferences, guaranteeing a comfortable seating position for many hours. In addition, ergonomically designed controls are integrated in both arm consoles. Arranged within easy reach, they allow intuitive operation. All important machine features have been grouped together intelligently in the multifunctional joystick of the right-hand arm console and can therefore be performed with effortless ease. The entire driver’s seat including arm consoles and steering column can be swivelled through 90 degrees to either side, giving the operator full visibility towards the rear of the machine while maintaining a relaxed body posture.

The multifunctional joystick on the right arm console fits perfectly into the palm of the operator’s hand.

The multifunctional joystick on the right arm console fits perfectly into the palm of the operator’s hand.

The colour screen mounted on the steering column is positioned in the operator’s immediate field of view.

The colour screen mounted on the steering column is positioned in the operator’s immediate field of view.

The individually adjustable comfort seat enables the operator to find the perfect position.

The individually adjustable comfort seat enables the operator to find the perfect position.

Automated features for efficient operation

The WR has been provided with an intelligent automated feature which controls lowering and raising of the milling and mixing rotor. The operator initiates the automated process by means of the multifunctional joystick; the WR completes it all on its own: in a first step, the machine is lowered rapidly, and the front andrear rotor plates move into previously specified positions. Once the lifting columns are in working position, the milling and mixing rotor is lowered into the ground until the previously set working depth has been reached. Moving the joystick forward then enables forward motion of the machine. The excavation developing at the end of each cut is closed by initiating – via joystick – the automated feature raising the rotor out of the cut. While the WR drives a few metres, the cut is fully closed by one of the rotor plates. At the same time, the rotor is slowly raised out of the cut, and the lifting columns move the machine into transport position.

Market-leading and cutting-edge products for the Road and Mineral Technologies business sectors are constructed at the WIRTGEN brand headquarters in Windhagen, Rhineland-Palatinate. With its innovative, high-performance and cost-efficient products and technologies for cold milling, soil stabilization, hot and cold recycling, concrete paving and surface mining, WIRTGEN leads the world market in road construction and repair, as well as in mining natural rock and pay minerals.

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