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Bomag's New Second Generation Compact Cold Planers Boast Multiple Upgrades to Improve Productivity

Wed October 30, 2019 - National Edition

The Bomag BM 500/15-2 offers a maximum milling width of 19.7 in. (50 cm) and the BM 600/15-2 a maximum width of 23.6 in. (60 cm).
The Bomag BM 500/15-2 offers a maximum milling width of 19.7 in. (50 cm) and the BM 600/15-2 a maximum width of 23.6 in. (60 cm).

Available in 3- and 4-wheel designs, the Bomag BM 500/15-2 and BM 600/15-2 compact mills feature a reengineered vibration-isolated operator's station that improves operator efficiency and productivity. A new suspension seat with optional heating boasts a 45-degree slewing angle for increased visibility to the left cutting edge and front/rear of the machine. The main control console is fully adjustable to fit individual operator preferences and simplified control grouping improves machine operating efficiency.

Machine leveling sensors are now integrated into the side plate cylinders of the new mills. A new 7-in. (17.8-cm) full graphic color display offers intuitive operation and leveling control for efficient mill set-up. The conveyor joystick control has been repositioned for easier access, and it integrates both lifting and lowering functions for faster operation.

Advancements to hydraulic system efficiency boost transport speed to 3.7 mph (6 kmh) for 3-wheel and 6.2 mph (10 kmh) for 4-wheel configurations. Maximum milling speed for 4-wheel configurations is increased by more than 25 percent for both models to significantly improve machine productivity.

The Bomag BM 500/15-2 offers a maximum milling width of 19.7 in. (50 cm) and the BM 600/15-2 a maximum width of 23.6 in. (60 cm). Four extra cutting tools positioned at the left- and right-edge rings plus optimal arrangement of the tools across the drum delivers uniform, low vibration milling and smooth milled edges. A range of standard, fine, power and trenching drum designs are available in widths from 3.15 to 23.6 in. (8 to 60 cm) with all featuring standard quick-exchange designs.

The machines' new super-light conveyor design features an increased, 30-degree swiveling angle in both directions for more efficient truck loading. The 15.7-in. (40-cm) wide conveyor offers up to a 111.2 cu. yd./hr (85 cu m/hr) discharge rate and hydraulically folds for transport. The new conveyor design

incorporates time-saving support brackets and multi-coupling for fast removal in minutes. All conveyor hoses and wiring are now positioned within the frame, reducing the chance of damage and improving machine uptime.

A 140.8-hp (105-kW) diesel engine meeting stringent Tier IV Final (Stage V) emissions standards powers the new Bomag BM 500/15-2 and BM 600/15-2 cold planers. Each model features improved front-to-rear weight balance, enhancing traction. Both machines offer a minimum milling radius of just 9.6 in. (24.4 cm) for efficient milling around obstructions like manhole covers.

The machines' new triple-setting water pump system — sprinkling, high-flow and refill/suction — allows the operator to adjust waterflow as needed to extend intervals between refills. A large plate positioned at the front of the machine delivers enhanced protection to prevent damage to the water tank and hood.

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