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Wirtgen or Cat 2 Meter drum

Discussion in 'Mills' started by Aussie Leroy, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Aussie Leroy

    Aussie Leroy Senior Member

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    Just looking for some feed back on which machine you prefer in 2 meter wide drum, I had a Cat PM102 1 Meter drum and was not that happy.but they tell me the 2 Meter Cat PM 200 is as good or better than the Wirtgen . I would like to hear your coments, Cheers Leroy
     
  2. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    For my 2 cents worth it would have to be which ever machine weighs more because if you get into a deep cut its nice to have some extra @ss:)

    The topcon grade system is nice but its really what the operator prefers....Wirtgen anybody can run but it can fall out from time too time....heard that again today about a W210. The 200 wins in my opinion only because Wirtgen are already everywhere. In pictures looking at them they might steer a little better than a Wirtgen....
     
  3. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna have to disagree with the steering statement. I can easily cut a small bullnose with a 210 which is a pretty damn tight radius without repositioning. If it's the controls for the steering you're talking about I've had nor heard of problems there either...just my two cents :)
     
  4. Aussie Leroy

    Aussie Leroy Senior Member

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    milling_drum; The weight is important Cat's 30.900kg, Wirtgen 210 27.000kg i know when ripping rock with dozers more weight is better
     
  5. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Please lets not confuse...

    If both machines were put in front of me....I'd hop on that Wirtgen without a second thought. The only reason I will publicly endorse the other machine is because they are the underdog and thats something unusual for a CAT product.