Wirtgen W500

A loyal customer based in Singapore contacted Omnia Machinery with a request for a Wirtgen cold milling machine with 0.5m working width. The cost was the key driver on this occasion as their budget was relatively low, however, no compromise could be made on quality. We opted for the older W500 model as opposed to the W50 as this would bring costs down but offer similar performance. Although not as technologically advanced, the W500 is more robust and can be repaired with greater ease in regions of the world with limited parts availability. The machine was sourced from a regular supplier who maintains his machines to an extremely high standard. This was, in fact, one of his backup machines and so the working hours were relatively low for the year of manufacture. To further reduce costs, we opted to deliver the unit in a 40’ HC container. In order to do so, the conveyor was removed and loaded into the container using a telehandler. The body of the machine was then loaded and lashed down securely before delivery to Southampton Port.