David Bowers of Bowers Asphalt and Paving located at 6157 Walbridge Rd. Walbridge, OH 43465 recently purchased a new 2015 Wirtgen W130Fi milling machine from The Mclean Company to replace an aging Wirtgen W1200 mill. They like the corner located milling head design to get into corners for commercial applications. In addition to the increased H.P and weight they also like the new and improved Level Pro dual grade and slope controls. It makes it easy to switch between the two modes of dual grade or grade and slope. They have owned several Wirtgen milling machines prior to putting their new unit to work.
The above video shows the machine removing a 4” deep removal of asphalt material for the Lourdes University parking lot to replace with new material in Sylvania, Ohio. For information on Bowers Asphalt and Paving please call (419) 666-0516.
Bowers Asphalt & Paving
6157 Walbridge Rd
Mill And fill job
Milling down to
Base which taking
In Sylvania Ohio
At Lourdes University
Shelly and Sands, Inc. purchased its first ever and the first ever sold in Ohio Wirtgen slip form barrier wall machine after a successful demonstration to replace an aging machine. The Wirtgen slip form barrier wall 4 track machine model SP25 was put to work first on I-70 in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
The SP25 easily slipformed a 60” high barrier wall on Beaver Excavating’s ODOT project. The mix was supplied by Tri-son Concrete and was dry batched and dispatched through transit mixers and introduced into the auger feed system that was provided at the time of the demonstration. It was later swapped out for a bi fold conveyor feed system that unloaded dry batch mixed concrete quicker into the mold. The folding conveyor gives easier placement of the machine when hauling from job to job. Foreman on the job Chris Stillion commented on how smooth the propel system was compared to other machines he uses. The operator of the machine likes the visibility from the operators control station and its smoothness when pouring dry mixes such as barrier wall mix designs.