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BOMAG Cold Planer Machines Mill in Close Quarters

Wed July 26, 2006 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

BOMAG’s BM1000/30 and BM1300/30 cold planer milling machines feature centrally mounted cutting drums that allow precise milling next to walls, curbs and other obstructions. The BM1000/30 and BM1300/30 are suited for utility and general surface milling, and shoulder repair applications.

The BM1000/30 offers a standard cutting width of 39.6 in. (100 cm) while a 51.4-in. (130 cm) cutting width is standard on the BM1300/30. Both machines are powered by 275-hp (205 kW) Caterpillar diesel engines and offer a high horsepower-per-cutting-tooth delivery ratio for maximum productivity and efficiency.

Additionally, the direct mechanical drive design of the cutting drum provides maximum power transfer while reducing any external losses. Both units are capable of milling depths up to 12.6 in. (32 cm).

The BM1000/30 and BM1300/30’s centrally mounted cutting drum eliminates the need to move the right rear track away from the cut line, which provides the machines with improved overall balance. The BM1000/30 and BM1300/30’s centrally positioned drum makes it possible to use a much shorter take-off belt, according to the manufacturer.

Featuring a centrally located “over-the-cut” operator’s position, the BM1000/30 and BM1300/30 offer increased job-site visibility. The operator’s seat can slide out over the right edge of the machine, offering visibility of the cutting drum’s leading edge and the line or curb to be followed during the cut. The mills can be operated either via the operator’s station or from ground level with remote-mount controls.

The front-loading conveyor swings 36 degrees to the right or left of center for ease of loading, and folds for simple transport to and from the job site. With the conveyor folded, the unit can be hauled using any standard configuration, 25-ton (22.5 t) capacity single-drop or ramped trailer.

Four-track stability with standard polyurethane wear pads and independent or coordinated front and rear steering provide increased travel performance. For on-the-job maintenance, the BM1000/30 and BM1300/30 feature quick-change cutting teeth and holders.

Optional equipment includes water fill and high-pressure wash-down systems, and a hydraulically folding operator’s station canopy complete with front and rear windscreens.

Additionally, 24-in. (61 cm) offset and 39-in. (99 cm) drums are available on the BM1300/30 for pipe contractors to surgically grind through a limited portion of the road surface, minimizing the amount of required repaving. The 24-in. (61 cm) offset drum is available on the BM1000/30.

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