Bomag Multi-Purpose Compactor Offers Smart Features, Increased Performance

Tue November 19, 2013 - National Edition
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Bomag’s BMP8500 articulated multi-purpose compactor offers versatile operation for compaction of cohesive, semi-cohesive and non-cohesive soil types in applications such as trenches and foundations.
Bomag’s BMP8500 articulated multi-purpose compactor offers versatile operation for compaction of cohesive, semi-cohesive and non-cohesive soil types in applications such as trenches and foundations.



Featuring intelligent machine controls for enhanced performance and optimal safety, Bomag’s BMP8500 articulated multi-purpose compactor offers versatile operation for compaction of cohesive, semi-cohesive and non-cohesive soil types in applications such as trenches and foundations.

The BMP8500 is powered by a 19.4-hp (14.4 kW), three-cylinder, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine that features EcoMode, a system that automatically idles the engine to conserve fuel during inactivity. Using Bomag’s intelligent vibration control (IVC) to achieve consistent compaction results, the compactor has a dual exciter system and two selectable amplitudes that deliver output options of either 8,000 or 16,000 lbs. of centrifugal force.

Rental centers or end users can quickly adjust the compactor’s working width from 24 to 33.5 in. (61 to 85 cm) with standard bolt-on drum extensions. The drum extensions are easily aligned and installed in 10 to 20 minutes, accommodating different trench dimensions while avoiding the hassle of replacing entire drum sets, according to the manufacturer.

Operation of the BMP8500 is simple, due to a dual function cable/radio remote control. The compactor’s hydrostatic drive system offers two travel speed ranges and provides a high gradeability of 45-percent with vibration. Additionally, the all-drum drive provides enhanced traction, while a clear-sided design with no lateral overhang ensures full compaction against trench walls and obstacles.

The BMP8500 is equipped with the Bomag operator safety system (BOSS), which increases worker safety by automatically stopping machine travel if the operator is in the safety zone. An integrated diagnostic system displays fault codes to make troubleshooting easy. Maintenance also is simplified by swing-out covers that fully open to 90 degrees, providing efficient access to the engine and internal systems. Additionally, the durable composite hoods are impact resistant to protect the engine and components.

Other standard features include articulated steering, high-profile drums with a 1-in. (2.5 cm) padfoot height, lockable hoods, hinged center lifting points for balanced lifts, hydrostatic service brakes and a spring-applied, hydraulically released parking brake.

For more information, call 309/853-3571 or visit www.bomag.com/us.