True operator comfort

Ergomonic design supports the operator

WIRTGEN surface miners can be operated efficiently by one machine operator only. The cutting operation, cutting depth control and loading process are all carried out in a mostly automated process. The operator can fully focus on steering the track units, regulating the miner’s advance speed and discharging the mining material. To do so, he can choose his position on the ergonomically designed operator’s platform so as to always have a good view of the front track units and of the conveyor’s discharge zone.

A wide, hydraulically adjustable ladder with separate, battery-operated pump ensures convenient access.

A wide, hydraulically adjustable ladder with separate, battery-operated pump ensures convenient access.

Whether operating the machine in seated or upright position, from the left or right side: ample room to move and good visibility in the comfortable operator’s cabin.

Whether operating the machine in seated or upright position, from the left or right side: ample room to move and good visibility in the comfortable operator’s cabin.

The panorama cabin can be swivelled about 45° to either side; to ensure even better visibility, the driver's seat can be rotated about 135°.

The panorama cabin can be swivelled about 45° to either side; to ensure even better visibility, the driver's seat can be rotated about 135°.

Fitted with large glass windows, the operator’s cabin offers good visibility, perfect ergonomic design and ease of operation to ensure full control of the entire mining process. A camera system comprising two cameras plus screen can additionally be installed in the cabin at the customer’s request to allow full monitoring of the area at the rear of the machine. The air-sprung comfort driver’s seat can be fully adjusted to suit the operator’s needs, enabling the operator to monitor the loading process. All important controls are integrated in the armrests for intuitive operation. The soundproof, anti-vibration mounted cabin is equipped with air-conditioning and heating systems for relaxed working regardless of weather conditions.

The operator‘s cabin offers a perfect view of the space between the front track units ...

The operator‘s cabin offers a perfect view of the space between the front track units ...

... and of the loading process.

... and of the loading process.

Numerous safety features ensure the safety of machine operators and maintenance staff, as well as compliance with stringent mining regulations: vital ingredients of this concept include a comprehensive lighting package, non-slip walkways and accesses, standardized railings, readily accessible emergency stop switches, wide-range cameras, FOPS or ROPS/FOPS equipment, emergency exits and fireproof cladding.

The user-friendly LEVEL PRO levelling system is part of the on-board equipment. The clearly structured control panel installed in the operator’s cabin, controller and different sensors guarantee precise cutting depth results.

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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