Wirtgen F Series Milling Machine Rehabilitates Barber Motorsports Park’s Racing Surface


Large milling machines from Wirtgen’s new F series recently rehabilitated the racetrack at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo courtesy of Wirtgen Group.)

Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, is a paradise for race fans, and the park’s racetrack is getting a face-lift with the help of two Wirtgen W 210 Fi cold milling machines, which precisely milled the track in preparation for a new road surface. The rehabilitation effort included the removal of the existing asphalt and base layer, as well as fine-milling the asphalt at variable working depths between 1.2 and 10 centimeters.

Milling Pit Stops

The contracted milling company, Mill It Up, took advantage of the W 210 Fi’s Multiple Cutting System to quickly switch out milling drums of identical working widths and maximize milling efficiency and precision. “It’s incredible,” says Mill It Up owner Kim Butler, “We can change milling drums in eight minutes—I’ve never seen anything like it.” Wirtgen’s fine milling drums boast more picks (298 in total) and smaller tool spacing (8-millimeter) than the standard drum used to remove asphalt.


Variable working depths between 1.2 and 18 centimeters are no problem for Wirtgen’s W 210 Fi. (Photo courtesy of Wirtgen Group.)

Fine Milling Features

Creating a uniform milled surface is critical for racing, and the fine milling capabilities of the Wirtgen W 210 Fi allowed Mill It Up to ensure the new layer bonds perfectly with the existing surface at Barber Motorsports Park. In particular, the machines’ Level Pro Active technology (fully integrated into the machine control system) lets operators link key machine functions to each other, which Wirtgen says guarantees precise milling results. At Barber Motorsports Park, Level Pro Active was used to position the machine for a second working pass to create a higher-quality milled surface.


The W 210 Fi efficiently puts its 755 horsepower to the pavement. (Photo courtesy of Wirtgen Group.)

More On The W 210 Fi

Wirtgen powers the W 210 Fi with a Caterpillar C18 ATAAC engine boasting a rated power of 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts). A wide selection of milling drums are available, ranging up to 8 feet, 2 inches (2,500 millimeters) wide. To assist with loading milled materials, there’s a 2 ft., 9 in. (850-mm) primary and discharge conveyor.

Source: Wirtgen Group




Posted On July 31, 2020
Category: Construction Equipment News
Tags : cold planers wirtgen
  Blog Archive
John Deere Introduces New Compact Sprayers & Material Handling Equipment To Frontier Line
The new Frontier equipment options include the LS20 series of mounted sprayers, as well as new pallet fork grapples and a series of loader adapters that help fit new attachments to older tractors and vice versa. ...
Read More
Hagie Touts New LS475 Liquid System For F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator
With a 2,000-gallon tank that can be filled at 300 gallons per minute, the LS475 is designed to help John Deere’s F4365 sprayer cover more acres with fewer fill-ups and can apply at speeds up to 30 mph. ...
Read More
HiBid.com Auctions Topped $35 Million Last Week; Sports Cars, Gold Bullion, Farm Equipment & More Up For Sale
HiBid.com Auctions Topped $35 Million Last Week; Sports Cars, Gold Bullion, Farm Equipment & More Up For Sale ...
Read More
Potain’s New MCT 275 Tower Crane Targets Precast Concrete Construction
Inspired by the manufacturer’s recent MCT 325, the new crane is available in a K10 version with an 11-ton (10-metric-ton) lifting capacity and a K12 edition that can raise 13.2-ton (12-metric-ton) loads. ...
Read More
Freightliner’s Innovation Fleet Of eCascadia & eM2 Battery-Electric Trucks Has Covered 300,000 Miles In Southern California
This is equivalent to 5,660 one-way trips from Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to warehouses in the Inland Empire, or 12 trips around the globe. ...
Read More
Wirtgen F Series Milling Machine Rehabilitates Barber Motorsports Park’s Racing Surface
The job included the removal of the existing asphalt and base layer, as well as fine-milling the asphalt at variable working depths between 1.2 and 10 centimeters. ...
Read More
Liebherr LR 1800 Crawler Crane Builds Renewable Energy Infrastructure In North Rhine-Westphalia
German construction firm Colonia Spezialfahrzeuge used the LR 1800 to complete assembly of four 525-foot, 4.2-megawatt Enercon wind turbines. ...
Read More
Komatsu Announces Upgrades To Its XT-5 Tracked Feller Bunchers
The manufacturer says its XT-5 machines now have more horsepower, improved travel speeds, and coverage under a new warranty program. ...
Read More
Link-Belt 120RT Makes Construction Possible For New Overpass Bridges In Virginia
The versatile rough-terrain crane gets the heavy lifting done, even in tight spaces. ...
Read More
HiBid’s Toys.HiBid.com Portal Showcases Auctions Featuring Toys, Games & Collectibles For All Ages
HiBid.com is a global auction platform that makes it easy for sellers and buyers to list and bid on all kinds of assets. ...
Read More