At the beginning of this year, Wirtgen celebrated the market launch of its completely redesigned generation of compact milling machines.
Now, the company has added another innovation that focuses on ergonomics.
For the first time, compact class machines can be fitted with a comfort cabin.
Comfort and safety for the operator
The operator’s cabin for the W 100 Fi—W 130 Fi models offers the operator a comfortable, low-fatigue workplace and provides effective protection against noise emissions.
At the same time, the cabin protects the operator when working in all weather conditions—no matter whether it’s windy, raining, cold or sunny and hot.
Also, the cabin air is cleaned by a filter system and the temperature is controlled by an automatic air conditioning and heating system.
Wirtgen engineered the cabin as a positive-pressure system to prevent dirt, dust and hazardous materials from entering into, and collecting in, the operator’s workplace.
The company claims that regardless of the weather conditions, the operator’s workplace always stays dry and clean.
The increased comfort is aimed at lowering the impact of environmental influences inside the cabin and effectively reduce stress and fatigue.
The cabin offers the operator an attractive working environment with state-of-the-art control elements and assistance systems that are unique in this class.
This, according to Wirtgen, assures that important factors that contribute to safety and productivity, such as concentration and physical or mental capabilities, are not impaired in any way.
One unique strength of Wirtgen’s cabin is the ambient noise level. According to the company, the cabin is quiet enough for the operator to make hands-free phone calls.
For communication on the construction site, the operator can either use a radio headset or open the easily accessible side window to talk with the crew on the ground.
Enclosed cabin prevents vandalism
According to Wirtgen, when closed and locked, the operator’s cabin and all control elements are securely protected against vandalism.
So, fleet managers and operators do not have to bring out and put away protection covers, or open and close fold-away control panels, at any time during the working day.