New generation BOMAG single drum rollers
BOMAG's new generation of single drum rollers in the 5 -
The reconfigured vibration system reduces the risk of drum bounce for all roller types. In particular, the automatic amplitude control, BOMAG VARIO CONTROL, makes these new rollers ideal for compaction in sensitive areas.
ECOMODE and "engine stop" function as standard
The standard integrated ECOMODE function allows the machine to adjust speeds according to work load intensity, resulting in up to 30% less fuel consumption. The "engine stop" function provides added efficiency by switching off the engine after a defined idle period, preventing unnecessary fuel consumption. Also, this new single drum roller generation operates with future-
Twin pump drive for more efficiency
The new dual circuit drive system with twin pumps for the front and rear axle improves traction and allows the rollers to handle obstacles with ease. These new BOMAG single drum rollers can tackle up to 56% gradients forwards or backwards effortlessly.
Practical and comfortable workplace
When designing these single drum rollers BOMAG made an extremely comfortable and easy to use workplace a high priority. With two access points, the machine operator is able to mount and dismount the machine from both sides easily and safely. The new operator's platform now offers even more room and storage space. The control panel is arranged logically and clearly so that even inexperienced operators will master the functions in a short time. This particularly applies to single drum rollers with BOMAG VARIOCONTROL. Here, BOMAG engineers were able to integrate other functions and significantly simplify operation at the same time. The compact design of the single drum rollers combined with large glass windscreens on the operator's platform ensure a safe overview on a busy construction site. In addition, the new rollers are highly manoeuvrable and the compact dimensions are especially suited for use in confined spaces. Two "track assistants" have been installed to aid the operator. Furthermore, the innovative articulated steering allows for automatic centering in the central position, enabling the operator to work long shifts without effort.
Transport made easy
As time influences the cost-
Dozer blade with manual control
Users will appreciate another innovation in the BOMAG options catalogue for single drum rollers. On the BW 145 and BW 177 BOMAG is offering dozer blades which can be operated from the operator's seat by manual control instead of the earlier foot control; this increases both the application range of the machine. Convenient manual operation allows the operator to work more precisely and switch from one machine to another without major adjustment or learning time.
Maintenance and service made easy
In terms of service, BOMAG has considered everything as well: all maintenance points on the BW 145 and BW 177 are easily accessed from the ground; lubrication is not needed as with all previous models. Moreover, proven robust and durable BOMAG components accommodate long service intervals.
Fayat is buying parts of Terex Roadbuilding
The Fayat Group intends to buy a number of assets from CMI Terex from its road building operations. The purchase agreement covers acquisition of certain product lines in North America, and the road building operations of Terex in Brazil. This deal will be a significant breakthrough for Fayat’s road machinery subsidiary BOMAG as well as the mixing plant business unit operations Marini Ermont. “The addition of these product lines enhances the position of the Fayat Group as the only full liner in road building equipment, for long term success and significant growth potential in the industry. Moreover, it accelerates our footprint in emerging countries”, said Jean-
Major highway investment for Indonesia with key project on track
Work on Indonesia’s landmark Trans-
D11 motorway in Czech Republic could be completed after over 17 year land dispute
A land dispute that has stalled the completion of the D11 motorway in the Czech Republic for more than 17 years is reportedly nearing its end.
The Czech road management firm RSD has applied for planning permission to build the D11 between Prague and Hradec Kralove omitting the disputed land.
But it’s reported that the Transport Ministry is looking to come to an agreement with the owner of the last outstanding bit of land on the originally proposed D11 route, which will allow the preferred route to be completed.
The construction of the D11 motorway connecting Prague, Hradec Kralove and the Polish borders started in 1978, and is estimated to cost a total of around CZK 34bn (US$1.73bn). The 85km section to Hradec Kralove, worth an estimated CZK 1.5bn, is currently in use, but the 70km section to the Polish borders is awaiting completion.
Investment in Taiwan’s Sinbin highway connection
Taiwan is to benefit from major investment worth close to US$744 million in a highway construction project. The National Expressway Engineering Bureau of Taiwan is planning a freeway that will provide a new link between Sinbin Expressway and Sun Yat-
Consortium wins Texas highway project near Dallas
A major new highway project that will improve transport links to Dallas, Texas, has been won by a consortium. The US$1.37 billion project will be handled by a consortium led by Cintra Infraestructuras and also including Dallas Police and Fire Pension System and French fund, Meridiam Infrastructure. The Texas Transport Department awarded the contract, which is for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the North Tarrant Express expansion project. The contract is valid for 43 years from the date the link opens to traffic, which is expected for mid-