Paving a New Road in the World of Construction
Caterpillar® PM102 Cold Planer
With its fleet of road construction equipment and a strong dealer network spread across the country, Caterpillar is helping give shape to mega road construction projects. One of itsmost advanced and sophisticated milling machine is the Cat® PM 102 Cold Planer. It has proved its worth in some of the tough conditions across the world. InIndia, the machine has been an excellent performer.
Introduced in 2006 in India, the Cat® PM102 (1000 mm drum width) has produced the results for Classic Network Pvt. Ltd. Everyday, the machine worked for 8-10 hours, cutting hard asphalt approximately 200-250 sq.m per hour at 70-100 mm depth of cut.Mr. Smit Patel, Managing Director of Classic Network, says “Thanks to Caterpillar & GMMCO team (a dealer of Caterpillar) for providing all the necessary inputs on our milling job during commissioning providing excellent product support.”
”Even under demanding conditions, the Cat® PM102 can show amazing performance. Thehigh travel speed of the Cat® PM102 reduces repositioning times and machine transfer on the jobsite.
Its anti-stall device automatically changes the machine’s working speed to accommodate variation in road surface hardness. "The accuracy and finishing of cut is excellent & the machine is fast" say site engineers. The Cat® PM102 is designed to provide comfort for machine operator too. Its ergonomic design of the operator station emphasizes comfort, visibility and easy operation. The controls provided are grouped and conveniently located to enhance operator productivity and reduce fatigue. Highly impressed Kaluram adds, “Operation of this machine is very simple. The operating controls are located very conveniently.
”An efficient anti-slab device, high capacity collecting and loading conveyors and high-penetration cutting tools add to the Cat® PM102’s productivity. Caterpillar’s quick release conical tool holders significantly reduce maintenance time. Its well-engineered water spray system effectively wets cutting tools and controls dust within the rotor chamber.
The Cat® PM102 (17,600 kg operating weight, 1000 mm drum width) milling machine offers several advantages. It is available with either track or wheel undercarriage. Thus customer can choose to purchase the type of undercarriage that best meets their application needs. The Cat® C7 engine (225hp) with ACERTTM Technology meets the latest US Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA emission regulations. Caterpillar’s hydraulically actuated, electronic unit injection system delivers improved fuel economy, faster hot/ cold start and better high amplitude performance.
Flush cutting operation with hydraulic control allows the Cat® PM102 to be used up close to a curb, wall or guard rail. A drive train protection device protects rotor drive system, rotor & tools by instantly disengaging rotor drive whenever an abrupt drop in rotor rpm occurs due to manhole covers, pipeline, etc. Two cutting speed ensures cutting of different & toughest material with sizing requirement. Grade & Slope sensors provide precise control of rotor to a preset cutting depth and cross slope.
Machine design maximizes visibility on all sides. A large graphic digital display easily visible in direct sunlight provides operating parameters for machine & engine diagnostics.
Caterpillar has introduced a range of Paving products in India such as Large Asphalt Paver Finishers, Soil Compactors, Asphalt Compactors, Utility Compactors and Milling machines. Caterpillar is in the business of making progress possible. With its reputation for performance and reliability, coupled with a wide dealer network, customers can count on Cat® Paving Products to help them deliver their road construction/maintenance projects flawlessly and on schedule.