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Bomag’s two compact-size reversible plate compactors offer contractors and rental customers faster working speeds and greater compaction forces as well as fully enclosed engine protection hoods.
Ideal for work on granular, cohesive and mixed soils, the new BPR35/60 series includes two models: the BPR35/60 features a 5.4-hp (4 kW) Honda air-cooled gasoline engine, while the BPR35/60D offers a 4.16-hp (3.1 kW) Hatz air-cooled diesel engine.
Both models feature a new vibratory exciter design that gives them a 23 percent faster working speed than the models they replace as well as improved gradeability on all types of soil. In addition, both offer a 13 percent increase in centrifugal force.
Maximum vibration frequency is now 4,800 vibrations per minute, a 6 percent increase over the previous models. Both vibration frequency and centrifugal force are easily adjusted using the throttle control. Heavy-duty wear-resistant base plates feature reinforced edges and have a working width of 23.6 in. (60 cm).
Like all of Bomag’s reversible plate compactors, the BPR35/60 series features a high-strength, grain-refined steel hood that helps protect the engine and all internal components from job-site and transportation damage. To simplify maintenance, the hood is hinged and swings forward to reveal the entire engine. Large, integral service ports permit access to the most common maintenance points.
For maximum safety and comfort, the new units feature a steering rod with built-in vibration buffers, which help reduce the amount of vibration transferred to the operator. Additionally, the steering rod is height adjustable to accommodate any operator and is lockable in both the transport and working position.
Both models also feature a fully protected V-belt, lifetime lubricated vibration bearings, reinforced self-adjusting centrifugal clutch, foldable multi-function lifting point and bumper protection.
The gasoline-powered BPR35/60 also features a maintenance-free transistor ignition, large-volume dry air filter with cyclone-type precleaner and automatic shutdown at low oil level. The diesel-powered BPR35/60D comes with semi-automatic decompression for easier starting.
Available options include electric start with warning buzzer to indicate low oil level or key left in “on” position. An hour meter is available on electric start models. An optional vulcolan mat prevents scuffing when compactors are used on paving block.
For more information, call 800/782-6624 or visit www.bomag-americas.com.