Last summer in Ortisei (Italy) the Simex PL 5020 self-levelling planer gave proof of its performance on a milling application in the town's historical center where a tracked planer could not be brought in.
Varesco of Egna (Bolzano, Italy), a contractor active since 1980, performs a range of activities comprising milling, paving, trenching, laying of fiber optic networks, earthmoving and recycling.
Among the many machines and attachments in the contractor's fleet is a PL 5020 self-levelling planer used for applications where its large milling machines cannot work due to size.
It's a situation that comes up when the job calls for milling along streets in small mountain communities or when having to work in historical centers of larger towns.
PL5020: impressive productivity in Ortisei
Last summer in Ortisei the Simex PL 5020 gave proof of its performance on a milling application in the town's historical center where a tracked planer could not be brought in. The self-levelling PL 5020 proved a great solution because it could operate productively and precisely when working right up against manholes, vehicle entrances and sloped surfaces.
Like all pavers of the PL series, the PL 5020 purchased by Varesco is fitted with pistons in direct drive with the milling drum, a feature that leads to high efficiency and low overheating.
The self-levelling system (Simex patent) allows the attachment to operate at a constant milling depth in any condition and regardless of the ground contour and the position of the attachment with respect to the prime mover. The lateral slides of the planer, in fact, automatically align to the milling surface.
Problems related to poor visibility of the work area are non-existent for the operator because the depth obtained is exactly and constantly that input thanks to the self-levelling feature.
The slides move independently of each other, perfectly following the work surface whether to the right or left. The independent depth adjustment on the right and left sides combined with the self-levelling system achieves perfect surfaces with side-by-side passes.