Bomag Soil Compactor Offers Hydrostatic Four-Wheel Drive

Mon June 02, 2008 - National Edition

Bomag’s BC462EB is a new class of compactor that combines expertise in soil and refuse compaction.

“With this concept, we’ve taken innovations from our single drum rollers and meshed them with proven design features from our refuse compactors,” said Dave Dennison, product manager of Bomag Americas Inc. “The result is a product that is well-suited to push, spread and compact soil for medium- to large-scale dirt projects.”

Providing increased power, gradeability and traction, the BC462EB features four-wheel hydrostatic drive and a 255-hp (190 kW) water-cooled Deutz diesel engine.

In contrast to other machines, it features a sealed frame design to keep job site materials from entering the frame or engine compartment while providing complete protection to the drive train components. It also is equipped with a scraper bar system designed to keep the wheels free of dirt, maintaining the highest level of compaction performance.

Unlike Bomag’s full line of single-drum vibratory rollers, the BC462EB achieves compaction through sheer weight (51,000 lbs. [23,133 kg]), the wheel design and the impact force of the teeth. The BC462EB’s travel speed provides high productivity.

The BC462EB is ideal for highways, bridges, dams and other projects where spreading and compacting large amounts of soil is required.

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