Racetrack milling by Caterpillar

19 March 2008

A cat PM-200 was put through its paces on an italian racetrack project where quality and consistency were top on the minds of crew members for Italian contractor Betonvilla SpA.

The company accepted the challenge of milling a segment of the Monza National Racetrack near Milan late in 2006.

A spokesman for Caterpillar said, “The contractor relied on a new Cat PM-200 cold planer to get the job done quickly, and with the highest performance available in the industry today, the PM-200 milled a 3 km portion of the Monza circuit to a precise depth of 40 mm, and a width of 5,5 m. The total area of milled material for the project came to 16500 m2 – or 1585 tonnes. “

The machine milled continuously for eight hours the first day, and completed the project in four additional hours the following day, the spokesman added.

Betonvilla's jobsite supervisor Walter Quadri, said, “[The PM-200] can carry out many different types of jobs....from small applications in Milan's downtown, to much bigger ones on the highway nearby.”

The Caterpillar spokesman added that the machine boasted simple operation, which minimises operator fatigue and enhances productivity.

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