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Bomag Redesigns 47-In. Single-Drum Vibratory Rollers

Tue July 22, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Bomag has redesigned its 47-in. (119 cm) single-drum vibratory rollers.

With their compact design, the new BW124-40 series rollers are versatile and maneuverable, yet offer capabilities and features similar to larger models, according to the manufacturer.

The series consists of two models: the BW124DH-40 smooth drum roller and the BW124PDH-40 padfoot roller. An optional leveling blade is available.

With standard ROPS/FOPS with sun canopy and seat belts, the BW 124-40 series offers improved safety and comfort. The new rollers also have been outfitted with Tier III Deutz diesel engines, enabling them to handle demanding applications.

What hasn’t changed about the BW124-40 series is the productivity and output it achieves despite its size. With its high centrifugal force and high amplitude, the rollers effectively compact granular and mixed soils as well as semi-cohesive and cohesive materials. No-spin rear differentials and standard drum drive achieve maximum gradeability. The bolt-on, maintenance-free articulation joint offers maneuverability and maintains drum contact on irregular terrain, according to the manufacturer.

The ergonomic cockpit features a simple, clear instrument panel, intuitive controls and an adjustable seat. It also provides clear, all-around visibility for greater job site safety. The operator’s platform is isolated from vibration by rubber buffer solid block isolators, resulting in less operator fatigue and greater productivity.

The BW124-40 series also is easy to service and maintain. The vertically opening hood provides easy access to the engine and all components, and locks to prevent damage and vandalism. Hydraulic hoses also are protected.

The vibratory drum mechanism and spring applied hydraulically released brakes are virtually maintenance free. Recessed drum frame bolts permit operation near obstacles, and the dual drum scrapers keep the drums clear of dirt and debris.

For more information, call 309/853-3571 or visit

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