Milling & Pulverizing
The Walbec Group has been a pioneer in road building reclamation processes since 1984. Payne and Dolan started recycling existing asphalt pavements via CAT 1000 cold planers, which are used both to mill and pulverize roadways across the entire Midwest.
Today, the Walbec Group features one of the largest fleets of reclamation equipment in the country. High production pavement removal, roadway milling to stringent ride profile specifications, soil stabilization or rumble strip installation, our equipment has the capabilities to handle it all.
The Walbec Group works with local agencies, OSHA, and equipment manufacturers to revolutionize the world of road reclamation.
In 2003, the Walbec Group was a leader in the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership to study the exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Prior to this partnership, there were no studies on the silica dust exposure to the employees surrounding the milling machine. Through this study, the Walbec Group was able to help test, develop, and implement best practices to allow our employees to operate and work around our equipment with the least amount of exposure to the unhealthy silica dust.
Today, the Walbec Group’s milling equipment is fitted with vacuum systems that create a negative pressure to remove a mix of dust particles and water vapor inside the drum housing. This mixture is then deposited onto the mill conveyor improving the air quality around our employees operating the equipment.
Asphalt is the most recycled material in the United States, which is achieved through the production and efficiency of the Walbec Group’s versatile fleet of reclamation equipment.
Our mills can remove pavement in widths from two feet wide to twelve feet wide, up to 12 inches in depth, in a single pass. From variable speed drums, advanced leveling systems, and superior digital displays, our customers benefit from maximum productivity and high daily production rates.
The Walbec Group also offers pavement pulverization and soil stabilization. Our high-production pulverizers are capable of cutting up to depths of 16 inches, all within a 12 foot pass.
The milling process is the first step in creating a smooth-riding roadway resurfacing project. The Walbec Group strives to provide our customers with the best ride profiles possible.
To achieve these smooth-riding pavements, our mills are equipped with high precision leveling systems to control the cutting depth, slope, and speed of the milling machine. Our leveling systems consist of controllers, read-out panels, sonic sensors, and contact sensors to set, control, and monitor milling depths and slope parameters throughout the milling process.
The quality of the finished milled surface is not only a product of the machine operation, but the stability of the teeth used to cut into the existing pavements. The Walbec Group’s milling operators perform multiple inspections of the cutting teeth throughout the shift. Changing out worn teeth and replacing them frequently is a best practice that provides a better ride profile than our competitors.