John Deere unveiled its new CP18E, CP24E, and CP30E cold planers July 14. These attachments help operators who work on street repairs, leveling uneven pavement, texturing pavement, and cleaning around larger milling machines. The CP18E, CP24E, and CP30E are compatible with John Deere skid steers and compact track loaders, as well as equipment offered by competitors.
The CP18E, CP24E, and CP30E cold planer attachments are equipped with a heavy-duty planetary drive system that delivers high torque speed for the toughest and most demanding jobs. The planetary drive system is a wheel drive, which allows the operator to remove the side plate when the attachment works next to a curb, making it ideal for use in tight spaces. Through complete in-cab controls, operators can easily maneuver the cold planer depth, tilt and side shift to increase overall productivity. With rear spoil clearance that reaches up to 9 inches, operators can be more productive on the job by minimizing material pushed back into the cut.
Operators can expect an increase in uptime with the visible case pressure reservoir that was added to the three models to provide a visual indicator of high case pressure. If there is high case pressure, the reservoir will fill with oil and give an indication to shut down the system so operators can spend less time waiting for maintenance and more time working. Additionally, the case pressure reservoir helps reduce contamination to the machine’s hydraulic system to maintain machine health and longevity overall.
The high-capacity gearbox on the CP18E, CP24E, and CP30E cold planers includes a drain-and-refill plug for clean and easy maintenance fills, using only a funnel to keep daily operating costs low. Additionally, oil will need to be replaced after 1,000 hours or on an annual basis. Operators should reference the operator’s manual for appropriate procedure and maintenance requirements.