‘The Future in Roadbuilding – Smart. Safe. Sustainable’. This was the motto of the joint appearance by the Wirtgen Group and John Deere at Bauma 2022. With more than 97 exhibits – including 37 world premieres – and dedicated exhibition spaces covering digital system concepts and sustainability, the Group showcased trailblazing road construction solutions.

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e-machines and other product innovations
The spotlight among the world premiere machines and innovations was on battery-electric tandem rollers from Hamm, the battery-electric mini road pavers from Vögele, and the all-electric impact crusher from Kleemann. Also on display were the two Wirtgen compact milling machines with comfort cabin, the Vögele Dash 5 generation road paver, and the Benninghoven REVOC system, a catalytic converter for asphalt mixing plants.

Production systems with ecological and economic savings
The Group also presented production systems providing complete road construction solutions – that cover everything from cold recycling and asphalt recycling to emission-free applications in cities and other sensitive locations, as well as large-scale rehabilitation measures and small-scale, municipal work. Users benefit not only from the coordinated Wirtgen Group machine portfolio, but also from the synergies generated by the alliance with John Deere. This also applies to the processing of quarry and recycling materials, where John Deere wheel loaders together with Kleemann crushers and screening plants form an integrated production system.

Sales of John Deere wheel loaders also in Europe
In future, John Deere will offer two-wheel loader models in selected European markets. The 744 P-Tier and 824 P-Tier were launched in Germany and Great Britain and will be offered through the Wirtgen Group sales network.

Digitalisation as a driver for greater sustainability in road construction
Wirtgen Group’s digital solutions for its product brands make it easier for users to operate their machines and enable job site documentation. The solutions include the Wirtgen Performance Tracker, the new Wirtgen AutoTrac satellite-based steering system for wheeled soil stabilisers and wheeled recyclers, the new Smart Compact digital compaction assistant from Hamm, as well as the Vögele documentation and process optimisation tools, WITOS Paving Docu and Paving Plus.

The Operations Center provided a glimpse of how entire jobsites can be planned, monitored, and analysed in the future. The aim is to deliver real added value to customers with the help of telematics solutions, enabling them to implement their projects even more efficiently.

The innovations showcased also underscored the Group’s efforts to increase the availability of battery-electric product models and to offer alternative drive technologies, ranging from low-emission to carbon-free. With its sustainable solutions, the Group wants to support its customers not only in satisfying the growing demand for infrastructure in a rapid and cost-efficient way, but also in fulfilling the requirements for environmental protection as well as to safeguard nature and humanity.
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