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Question about mills?

Discussion in 'Mills' started by Airedale, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Airedale

    Airedale Active Member

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    Is there any kind of mill or machine that can be used to level hard frozen ground ( as hard a concrete ) with ruts and frozen clumps? The machine would not have to pick up the material just break it up in small pieces and leave it flat on the ground. It would have to be small enough to get into tight spots in confined areas. Possibly on a skid steer.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Airedale
     
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  2. AtlasRob

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    patch planer

    For small confined areas how about a patch planer. Used for cutting out patches in tarmac for repairs. Basically a small mill.

    I dont support / work for or anything else for JCB it was the first link in Google with a picture.

    http://www.usinenouvelle.com/industry/jcb-2950/patch-planer-p22815.html

    The another option would be a rotating head

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  3. krisjanik01

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    yep thats it a skid steer profiler/cold planer. cat,hydrapower and bobcat and more make them also you need a high flow skid steer with aux hydraulics.
     
  4. Airedale

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    Do they have to be used on flat ground? What I would like to use one on is frozen compacted snow and mud with ruts and holes 6 to 10" peaks and valleys.

    I pretty much want to make it flat. Not in one pass but so you could drive or walk over it without breaking something. Grading will not work the high temperature today will be about -4 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Airedale
     
  5. AtlasRob

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    Not at all, use it at any angle you like provided the carrier machine can hold it.
     
  6. krisjanik01

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    if its a really big area your best to use a 600mm or even 1 meter heavy the better and the biggest skid steer like a case 465 or bobcat s250 will help you get it done alot faster with less stress on the skid steer :bash
     
  7. milling_drum

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    Without searching out the links, most companies that make bobcat/skidsteer/mini loaders usually carry a pretty good selection of small mill heads....Krisjanmik makes a good observation about making sure the power source is has a high flow hyd setup on it.....

    That head Atlas Rob pictured looked impressive as well, never seen one though.
     
  8. Airedale

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    Thanks, everyone for the information from all around the world!

    Amazing,

    Airedale
     
  9. krisjanik01

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    check this out called a road header used to dig offramps and so on along with a tmb pretty cool. that pic Atlas Rob is excavator mounted.
     

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    thats cool, never seen anything like it
     
  11. AtlasRob

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    The first time I encountered anything like it was on a Cat 973? ( might have been a 963) there is a pic on here somewhere I will see if I can find the original. It was made by Webster http://www.webstertech.co.uk/
    they seem to have come on a bit in the last 15yrs and seem to be available for about any size machine.

    It was a 963 :)

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  12. he2009

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    Milling Heads

    VERMEER - ASPHALT ZIPPER and few others have compact milling heads perfect for this. - Keep in mind the carbide bits vary depending on how tough the material you'll be working on. Since you say you'll be in sub-zero conditions I'd be checking some of the carbide bit grades used on hardened concrete such as airport runways. - Hope this helps
     

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