Real-life orientation, in-depth application

Made-to-measure applications consulting in all product divisions for increased customer success on the construction site – a core expertise of Wirtgen GmbH for many years. Just in time for bauma 2010, the profound professional knowledge of Wirtgen’s experts and the comprehensive wealth of experience gained by applications consultants in action around the globe have now been compiled in two highly practical reference volumes for use on the construction site. New or updated field knowledge related to both the slipform paving and surface mining product divisions is presented in compact, easy-to-use book size.

Wirtgen Concrete Slipform Paving Manual

The broad product portfolio of Wirtgen slipform pavers currently comprises ten flexible concrete paver models in all performance classes and for all fields of application. Part 1 of the series of manuals on the specialists in offset application and the paving of concrete slabs is entitled “Curb, barrier, sidewalk and multipurpose applications”. It focuses on Wirtgen’s small slipform paver models SP 150, SP 250 and SP 500. Of special relevance to all direct users: on the 223 clearly illustrated pages, experts supply practical tips for everyday paving situations. All aspects of practical application – from job site logistics and paving moulds to curing – are explained in detail. The new manual is currently available in German, English, French and Spanish.

Wirtgen Surface Mining Manual

In 1980, Wirtgen GmbH built the first surface miner for the mining of minerals in opencast deposits. Today, Wirtgen is the market leader in this segment with a technically mature product portfolio for opencast mining that has been tried and tested in operations around the globe and offers cutting widths ranging from 2.20 m to 4.20 m and cutting depths from 20 cm to 83 cm. The work describes the advantages offered by the Wirtgen surface mining technology and addresses all aspects from cutting technology to material transport. The versatile manual is complemented by planning guides facilitating the economical operation of the surface miners and application examples showing miners in operation around the globe and in all types of rock. In this way, all relevant information has been compiled to assist users and customers in selecting the machine most suitable for their project-specific processes and performance requirements. The updated edition of the Wirtgen Surface Mining Manual in compact book size is available in German and English.

The freshly issued manuals can be ordered on Wirtgen GmbH’s website: