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Our experienced applications consultants are pleased to share their job-site know-how with you. Use our hands-on Wirtgen Group manuals for useful information on cold recycling, asphalt paving and compaction technology.


The Wirtgen Cold Milling Manual

The cold milling manual will explain the core technologies, application possibilities and conditions of use – including increased requirements of the future – and supplement this with background information. On 241 clearly illustrated pages the compact manual offers field knowledge of the following areas:

  • Basis concept of cold milling machines, machine types and performance
  • Core technology cutting, leveling and machine control
  • Fields of application
  • Calculating milling performance and milling quality
  • Environment and the future prospects


The Cold Milling Manual is available for download on the Wirtgen GmbH website.


The Wirtgen Manual on Soil Treatment

Soil stabilizers convert subsoils of poor bearing capacity into soils that are highly suitable for placing and compacting. Soil-binder mixtures can be used to achieve a permanent increase in bearing capacity, significantly improve shear strength and considerably reduce settlement behaviour.

The manual on soil treatment and base layers with hydraulic binders not only describes the various standards, specifications, directives and codes of practice but also provides valuable insights into applications technology to ensure the most efficient use of soil stabilizers on the construction site.

The Manual on Soil Treatment is available for download on the Wirtgen GmbH website.


The Wirtgen Cold Recycling Manual

With the Cold Recycling Manual, Wirtgen provides a comprehensive compendium on everything to do with the economically efficient and environmentally friendly rehabilitation method. The book describes the methods and options of cold recycling, methods for analysing existing pavement structures, as well as procedures for selecting suitable binding agents. The authors have also included many suggestions for practical implementation.

The Cold Recycling Manual is available for download on the Wirtgen GmbH website.


Concrete Slipform Paving Manual, Part 1

Part 1 of the series of manuals is entitled " Curb, barrier, sidewalk and multipurpose applications". The work focuses on Wirtgen's small slipform pavers, the SP 150, the SP 250 and the SP 500. On the 223 clearly illustrated pages, experts supply practical tips for everyday paving situations – an especially valuable feature. All aspects of practical application – covering everything from job site logistics and slipforms to curing – are explained in detail.

The Concrete Slipform Paving Manual is available for download on the Wirtgen GmbH website.


Wirtgen Surface Mining Manual

Wirtgen offers a technically mature product portfolio for opencast mining with 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.

The Surface Mining Manual is available for download on the Wirtgen GmbH website.


The Vögele „Paving Guide“

Packed with useful tips for optimum settings of paver and screed, answers to numerous questions associated with asphalt paving and many details on materials theory, Joseph Vögele AG’s Paving Guide is a handy booklet for its customers and also ideal for home study. Practical on-the job examples that also cover all interfaces, such as the screed or transport of mixture, make the Guide a useful tool to help the customer on the job site.


“Compaction”: the Hamm manual for compaction technology and techniques

With the new manual “Compaction – in asphalt construction and earthworks”, Hamm has created a comprehensive elementary work on this subject. Not only is the machine technology described, but the work also imparts a knowledge of physics and soil mechanics. Furthermore, the manual provides information on the layers in road construction and earthworks and has handy tips for practical work on the job site. The descriptively illustrated manual is suitable both for the interested layman and for advanced users.



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