Wheel Loader RoadHogs
Our family of wheel loader RoadHogs offers high production at a substantially lower cost than a traditional dedicated milling machine in many applications. These machines are widely used around the US and abroad for small to medium sized milling projects, which include milling city streets prior to overlay and in-place recycling of parking lots and more.
Utility and pipe contractors also use these self-contained milling machines to open trenches prior to repairing or replacing gas, water or sewer lines at a higher production rate and lower cost per foot versus traditional walk behind saws. Another advantage of using a RoadHog in this application is that each side of the trench is cut simultaneously while the pavement is recycled on site thus eliminating the need to load and truck the material to be recycled elsewhere at a fee. The savings in labor and fuel along with the material, which can be used immediately for backfill, will directly impact job profits.
Municipal customers include cities, townships, counties and state agencies engaged in milling, utility work, recycling, reclamation and stabilization of roads in their area. Many of the projects outsourced to milling and stabilizing contractors can now be performed in house, saving thousands in tax dollars with a wheel loader RoadHog.
Wheel loader RoadHogs are offered in cutting widths from 40-inches up to 96-inches. Power comes from Caterpillar or John Deere turbocharged, diesel engines, in 140, 200 and 275 horsepower ratings. Power is transferred to the drum via a belt drive and planetary reduction gearbox, which efficiently provides maximum torque under load. A wireless handheld remote controller (standard equipment) enables the loader operator or ground man to control the drum depth, slope and lateral position within the path of cut providing maximum machine control & safety from any vantage point.
All wheel loader RoadHogs utilize a ground-engaging frame, which provides accurate depth of cut control; otherwise known as controlled depth milling. In simple terms, the frame is in contact with the ground during the cutting operation and the drum moves up and down within this frame giving the operator the ability to maintain a depth of cut that is typically +/- 3/16-inch. Total depth of cut can range from 0 to 12-inches.
Cross slope, or tilt, is another important feature of the RoadHog. Slope and drainage characteristics may be re-established on existing or new pavements and base by hydraulically adjusting the angle of the drum +/- 5 degrees.
This combination of finite cutting depth and slope control saves on material costs and ultimately provides a better finished product.
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