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Discussion in 'Mills' started by milling_drum, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Please enjoy some of these. If anybody knows these machines, please feel free to post experiences.

    Plenty more pictures to come as soon as I finish learning the uploads and how to post comments properly...hahahahaha

    Dumb ass operator #1

    Pic 1.Wirtgen W2000 is in Providence, RI. 2002.
    Pic 2.W1200F washdown after milling Transfer Station floor, Orange County, FL. 2005.
    Pic.3.Roadtec 60B, Long island, NY. 2007
    Pic.4. Mid Atlantic Mills, Arcadia, FL. 2006
     

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  2. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    Never operated a mill but been near them quite alot, a very impressive piece of kit but they seem to need an operator on them, drivers dont seem to let them last very long :D

    As for pics and blurb, go to the SUPPORT section and locate the first LOCKED thread, FORUM FUNCTIONS Countrboy spells it out perfectly. :thumbsup
     
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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    I much agree with the "drivers" assessment. hahahahaha
     
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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Some more pictures

    If anybody wants, I'll give details. Not enuff angles on some of the pictures but they were fun times...
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Rebar

    This is from that Job in north of Orlando, FL.2005

    We had no idea how deep the rebar was, I found it, the hard way.

    Luckily, no damage, few broken teeth. Fnished the day's rental no problem.

    In the last picture, I'm ****ing up. If you notice, the front of the machine is ALL the way up. That means the leg barrels have zero room to move for holding grade. I forgot to lower the front before cutting the autograde on.

    Thankfully, Wirtgens are pretty easy to work with:)
     

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    UK planers

    here are a few pictures of a planer working near my house earlier this year
    these machines are widely used in the UK and there is a big demand for the planings
    cheers graham
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Excellent Pictures. Thanks!!!

    Looks like they were hauling ass too, I like the groundman knew enough to mark the CatchBasin/Culvert/Grate/Draincap off to the side because when the machine is over it, it cannot be seen properly. I've seen plenty of people over here that have NO idea why its a good idea to mark them like that.

    Actually scratch that, More then half the time over here they run right over it.

    hahahahaha
     
  8. 06bowtie_guy

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    Nice shots, not too many of those machines locally. Pioneer has a few, bought a gigantic cat last year. Often we see a company call roto mill in town from down south as they do the train thing. Truck with a tanker pulls the grinding machine, put it into another machine which does it thing then dumps it back into a spreader. After that a finish coat of pave goes on and done. It's an interesting setup.
     
  9. oakland

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    we use planers here all the time never seen a wirtgen though:drinkup
     

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    still more planers and a sweet stabilizer:drinkup
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Wow man, Them old machines are cool as hell to look at. That one Roadtec looks like it might belong to a company called Valentine.

    That CATPR750 is single motor? V-12? I know the CAT PR1000's are a 8 cyl and a 12 cyl CAT engine(s).

    CMI have always made the best and most powerful straight ahead cutting machine however, Wirtgens are the best for city/municipal.

    Cool pics though, I've got some to come from a company called Dustrol. Old CAT's and those Modified, 30 year old, Ingersoll 14ft wide ****ers they run.
     
  12. truck608

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    Milling Drum,

    Your 3rd picture caught my eye. Are you from Long Island? It also looks like Mohawks' tractor trailer there. I used to work for Seacrest. Might have worked with you on an Intercounty or Lizza job in the past.
    Stay well,
    John
     
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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    I was in the NYC area for 2 summers (2005-2006) That is Mohawks last remaining milling machine. That one picture is from a job in the Hewlett Harbor area of long island. As you can see by us being stopped, we were on their ass. Lucky for the tree:)

    Thats Mohawks lowboy too with the machine on it in the other picture. Lizza and Intercounty I never worked for or with, some issues existed with that business that directly affected Mohawk, I'm not sure if you knew or know the details and surely I cannot mention some of it on here. I did run the Roadtec60B on a Seacrest Job that Mohawk was on rental for. Can't remember the location.

    That mixer truck in your profile picture, I saw a few of those around the city. My father and brothers have a few dump trucks down there in the boroughs, They work for Deboe, HMM (better known these days as Maspeth Supply) and EIC.

    This year I almost wound up with the paving company that got NYC DOT milling on Staten Island and Brooklyn, called Profetto Contracting but the union had to many guys sitting and wasn't about to let me in just for that.

    Mohawk was great to work for, Charlie O really knows his stuff and is a professional about taking care of his stuff.

    Know anybody that needs an operator or groundman? hahahahaha
     
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    yes that is one of valentines:D they do alot of work out here you are right about the cat pr750 and the cmis are really cool
     
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    I was once told Valentine have over 80 milling machines...dayummmmmm
     
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    i wouldnt doubt it. there was 4 on one job here and i looked them up on google earth and they have a pretty good sized yard with lots of mills. there is always atleast one of there mills around here:D.one of there planers is sitting in western constructions yard being taken apart dont know what happened to it but the whole drum assembly was gone.
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    That one there in the Picture being a PR1200 looks to be a rear loading machine. I've never seen one of those at all. I have run the Front loading PR1050 models. Both those types of CMI have removable cutter assemblies and they can change out the drum sizes from 10 ft to 16 ft. Biggest I've ever run is the 12ft drum on a 1050, and that 30 year old Ingersoll in Nebraska.

    I'm wondering how old this one is...

    That one sitting is prolly having an entire housing with the drum brought up to it from the shop or something like that. I dunno those names you tossed around but if they let them leave it in the yard that means they have plenty of work still planned for it once they get the drum in place.
     
  18. d4c24a

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    topcutter

    here is a nice little machine we uk in the trenching game here in the uk
    the one pictured has a 19 inch wide drum with a maximum depth of 18-20 inches it is cutting to its full depth through tarmac and concrete at the job i am on at the moment ,it leaves nice edges for reinstatement and the millings are used else where (my friends farm) :D
    the base machine is a case 860 with a 200 hp cummins
    cheers graham
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    That looks like a cross between a mill and a rock saw....cutting deep into concrete and asphalt would require a nice, patient and unhungover operator hahahaha...

    Powerful unit for sure.
     
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    Here are a couple of pictures that I took today. They are milling 8 kms for us. Leveling/shaping with the grader.

    Milling machine 2.jpg

    Milling machine 3.jpg

    Milling machine 4.jpg