BOMAG has unveiled new class of compactors for soil and refuse compaction at ConExpo/Con-Agg 2008. The compactors are new to the North American market.
BOMAG’s BC462EB features four-wheel hydrostatic drive and a 255 hp water-cooled Deutz diesel engine. In contrast to competitive machines, it features a sealed frame design to keep jobsite materials from entering the frame or engine compartment while providing complete protection to the drive train components, says the company. The compactor also features a scraper bar system designed to keep the wheels free of dirt to improve compaction performance.
Unlike BOMAG’s full line of single-drum vibratory rollers, the BC462EB achieves compaction through sheer weight (51,000 pounds), the wheel design and the impact force of the teeth. \
“With this concept, we’ve taken innovations from our single drum rollers and meshed them with proven design features from our refuse compactors,” says Dave Dennison, product manager at BOMAG Americas. “The result is a product that is well-suited to push, spread and compact soil for medium to large-scale dirt projects.”