Wirtgen WPS 62i Placer Spreader


Concrete Pavers

A concrete placer/spreader
The Wirtgen WPS 62i placer/spreader.

The WPS 62i/WPS 62 placer/spreader is designed to feed concrete from the side and spread it homogeneously in front of a slipform paver.

When road surfaces and paths are paved over preplaced reinforcing steel, the concrete can often only be supplied from the side. As the first machine in a paving train, the placer/spreader travels over the reinforcement in front of the slipform paver and texture curing machine. A truck feeds the concrete from the side, which the placer/spreader then evenly distributes over the entire working surface.

The WPS 62i/WPS 62 is available with two different scraping units: in imperial units with working widths between 12 feet and 24 feet, and in metric units with working widths from 4.00 to 7.5 meters. With both of them, the concrete can be laid up to 20 inches (500 mm) thick.

It features a hydraulically telescoping machine frame and concrete scraper unit, so the 2-track placer/spreader can be easily adapted to different job site situations, the company says. A fully modular design with standard hydraulic quick-change couplings allows it to be converted and prepared for transport to the next location.