BOMAG has announced new models and a range of product improvements ahead of this year’s important trade shows, Intermat, Paris and the UK’s Hillhead.

Two completely new models will be available in the coming weeks a new small SDR, the BW 124-DH5, and a new larger ground stabilization machine, the RS 650.

The new generation, compact (3,300kg operating weight, 1,310mm width by 3,520mm length), BW 124-DH5 single drum roller features smooth or padfoot 1,200mm wide drums and provides outstanding twin-amplitude compaction power (0.85mm or 1.7mm amplitude & 43 or 85 kN Centrifugal Force), excellent gradeability (up to 55% with vibration) and off-road performance. It’s powered by an economic and reliable water-cooled Kubota V2403 4 cylinder engine giving 34.3kW, which meets Stage IV/Tier4f emissions through the use of an integrated Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). An optional dozer blade is available, and the BW 124 DH-5 can also be optionally equipped with the fully integrated ECONOMIZER real time compaction display system and Telematics. 

With the expansion and restructuring of this product range “RS” is now the established designation at Bomag for recyclers/stabilizers. The new RS 650 model joins the established RS 500 shown at Plantworx 2017. The RS 650 is designed for stabilizing and recycling on medium to large-scale construction projects. Powered by a 480kW Deutz engine, which meets the latest Tier-4 final emission standards, the RS 650 has ample power for the toughest jobs and is capable of an output of up to 12,000m3 per day using cement and lime in sand and gravel.

The operator has an excellent 360° view around the machine thanks to the high and central working position in the ROPS/FOPS cab. Intuitive controls, large windows and the ability to rotate the seat by 45°, in both directions, add to safety and reduce operator fatigue, even on long shifts.

A range of product improvements has been announced for products across BOMAG’s wide range.

BOMAG light tandem rollers lead the field and recently announced improvements to the BW 135 and 138 AD-5 rollers offer additional benefits. These popular 3.9 and 4.3 tonne machines are now supplied with dual amplitude vibration enabling the operator to vary the compaction effect to suit the job. A new low amplitude, of 0.2mm, has been added to the existing 0.5mm amplitude. The BOMAG designed and built dual amplitude exciter system, which is fitted in both front and rear drums, is controlled by a simple rotary switch (shown below and circled in red) which selects either high or low amplitude.

The new low amplitude setting provides more sensitive compaction and minimises the risk of crushed aggregates making it ideal for thin layers, seams or joints and for maintenance and repair work in the urban environment.

The popular BMP 8500 trench-compactor now has an improved Economizer system as standard. The LED real-time compaction display now gives a more accurate reading in ‘half’ steps allowing users to obtain consistent compaction across large areas. The real-time LED display can now show compaction progress from 1/2 to 10 i.e. 20 steps of progression.

Further product improvement announcements will follow!