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.