May 2010 saw the arrival of the much anticipated upgrade in Wirtgen Milling Machines with delivery of the first of six brand new W210 milling machines. Base Course Management Qld was the first milling contractor and for sometime the only milling contractor in Queensland with a W210 in its fleet.
With a multitude of changes compared to previous models our operators needed to be retrained by Wirtgen technicians to operate this machine in its most efficient mode.
With 2 engines, 3 drum speed settings, fewer operator controls, dust extraction system, and lighter operating weight the new W210 now performs quicker, safer and more efficiently than any of its competitors.
Jobs already credited to the W210 in Queensland include the Bruce Highway Upgrade at Bli Bli for Downer Edi Works, Bruce Highway Service Road Upgrade at Burpengary for Allens Asphalt, Gateway Arterial Upgrade at Eagle Farm for Leighton-Abi Group Joint Venture, Ann Street Brisbane for Brisbane City Council, Gateway Upgrade Murarrie for Fulton Hogan, Gateway Upgrade at Eagle Farm for Boral Asphalt as well as many other smaller projects.
The W210 is an ideal machine for work in inner city conditions and other applications where dust needs to be minimal. With the dust extraction system you can see in the pictures above that dust is not an issue for the operators or the environment around the machine. CCTV cameras on the front and rear of the machine enable the operator to clearly see around the machine before moving forward or backward providing a much safer working environment for all workers around the machine.
Other new features include the ability to mill up against concrete kerb to a maximum depth of 330mm. New multi-pro sensor systems enable for the most accurate depth settings of all milling machines currently available. A fine milling drum can be fitted to the W210 in a short amount of time allowing a quick turn-around from fine milling to deep cut milling.
Base Course Management’s fleet of new Wirgten W210’s is the most efficient, powerful and environmentally friendly Road Profiling machines in Australia.