Articulated Bomag BPM8500 Multi-Purpose Compactor Delivers High Compaction Performance in Confined Spaces

The BOMAG BMP8500 is powered by a fuel-efficient Tier 4 Kubota 19.4-hp (14.5-kW) water-cooled diesel engine.

Wed March 16, 2016 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


The BOMAG BMP8500 is powered by a fuel-efficient Tier 4 Kubota 19.4-hp (14.5-kW) water-cooled diesel engine.
The BOMAG BMP8500 is powered by a fuel-efficient Tier 4 Kubota 19.4-hp (14.5-kW) water-cooled diesel engine.

Designed for base preparation, compaction around footings and foundations and backfilling of trenches, the BOMAG BMP8500 multi-purpose compactor boasts center-point articulated steering for exceptional maneuverability in confined areas. It is controlled via a dual function radio/cable remote control for reliable, safe operation from outside the trench. Featuring BOMAG's exclusive BOSS (BOMAG Operator Safety System), the machine's travel system automatically stops if the operator enters into close proximity of the machine, elevating operating safety to a whole new level.

Built with a narrow machine body, the BMP8500 can fit inside trenches as small as 24 inches (610 mm) wide. Segmented compactor drums come in standard 24- and 33.5-inch (610- and 850-mm) widths with 1-inch (25.4-mm) padfoot height for quick compaction of clays and cohesive soils. Within minutes the operator can switch between drum widths due to the bolt-on extension segment design.

The BOMAG BMP8500 is powered by a fuel-efficient Tier 4 Kubota 19.4-hp (14.5-kW) water-cooled diesel engine. Offering the BOMAG exclusive ECOMODE to lower operating costs, the compactor automatically reduces to idle within few seconds if the remote control is not activated.

With its 3,517-lb (1,595-kg) operating weight, the multi-purpose compactor generates 8,000 and 16,000 lb (36 and 72 kN) of centrifugal force with its dual amplitudes to tailor compaction forces to lift thickness. BOMAG's optional ECONOMIZER compaction measuring system is integrated into the hood of the BMP8500, so it's visible to the operator and well protected. ECONOMIZER automatically determines compaction progress to optimize material density, prevent over compaction and allow the operator to identify weak spots in the subsoil. ECONOMIZER eliminates unnecessary passes for a time savings of up to 25%.

The BMP8500 compactor includes dual, wide-opening hoods for unimpeded access to the engine and machine components to simplify servicing. The machine has no grease points, shortening daily maintenance practices and increasing machine longevity. It is covered by BOMAG's 3-2-1 Warranty, where the exciter gear, including vibration pump and motor, is covered for 3 years, the engine for 2 years and a full 1-year standard machine warranty.




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