BOMAG had an excel­lent Hill­head over 3 glo­ri­ous days of sun­shine. The large 24m x 24m BOMAG stand was designed and man­aged by New Wave Mar­ket­ing with build­ings sup­plied and installed by Show­place.

The Hill­head show attract­ed a record atten­dance of just under 20,000 unique vis­i­tors and the BOMAG stand was one of the busiest. The BBQ and decked area gave cus­tomers the chance to relax in the heat with a cold drink and some excel­lent food sup­plied by Den­stone Hall.

An array of milling, paving and com­paction equip­ment attract­ed BOMAG cus­tomers and new prospects alike.

The new gen­er­a­tion, com­pact (3,300kg oper­at­ing weight, 1,310mm width & 3,520mm length) BW 124 DH-5 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.
The BW 124 DH-5 is pow­ered by an eco­nom­ic and reli­able water-cooled Kub­o­ta V2403 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, part of BOMAG’s CCC range of options, and Telem­at­ics.

The BOMAG BW 174AP ASPHALT MANAGER, in Eurovia colours, made a splash on the stand. Soon to go to work in the north­ern home coun­ties this machine fea­tures full Con­tin­u­ous Com­paction Con­trol (CCC) with dis­play, con­trol and doc­u­men­ta­tion sys­tems built-in. The BW 174 is pow­ered by an eco­nom­i­cal, low emis­sion Tier 4 final 74.4 kW 4-cylin­der Deutz engine with inte­grat­ed ECOMODE engine man­age­ment to keep fuel con­sump­tion in check. The gen­er­ous cab space ensures relaxed work­ing, even on long shifts. The pow­er­ful heater, or option­al air con­di­tion­ing, keep things com­fort­able and wind­screens free of con­den­sa­tion. There is even a sep­a­rate loca­tion for a cool bag and a 12V sock­et. The BW 174 comes with two indi­vid­u­al­ly switch­able ampli­tudes per drum which is per­fect for a machine which will have to tack­le a wide range of appli­ca­tions.

The split-drum 8.3 tonne (CECE oper­at­ing weight) BW 154 AD-5 is ide­al for urban use with 1,680mm wide split-drums, front and rear, and an artic­u­lat­ed chas­sis which gives excel­lent manoeu­vra­bil­i­ty and a per­fect sur­face fin­ish even in tight turns and in round­abouts. The BW 154 AD-5 uses an ultra-reli­able, eco­nom­i­cal, low emis­sion Tier 4 final 55.4 kW 4-cylin­der Kub­o­ta engine which is con­trolled by the inte­grat­ed BOMAG ECOMODE engine man­age­ment sys­tem. This auto­mat­i­cal­ly match­es engine pow­er to demand reduc­ing fuel con­sump­tion by up to 30%. A spa­cious cab and intu­itive con­trols assist safe­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty on busy and com­pact urban sites. With auto­mat­ic vibra­tion con­trol of 2 ampli­tudes and 2 fre­quen­cies opti­mal com­paction is achieved regard­less of the mate­r­i­al being rolled, the work­ing tem­per­a­ture or the appli­ca­tion on thin or thick lay­ers.

For con­trac­tors work­ing on asphalt BOMAG has improved its mar­ket lead­ing prod­ucts. Hill­head was the first pub­lic show­ing for the recent­ly announced improve­ments to the BW 135 and 138 AD-5 rollers. A BW 135 AD-5 was exhib­it­ed with the lat­est selec­table dual ampli­tude vibra­tion mode. A new low ampli­tude, of 0.2mm, has been added to the exist­ing 0.5mm ampli­tude allow­ing the oper­a­tor to eas­i­ly select the most appro­pri­ate mode for the job at hand. 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 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.