Bomag Pneumatic-Tired Rollers Feature Two-Point Steering

Wed August 02, 2006 - National Edition

Bomag Americas has introduced the BW24RH and BW27RH pneumatic-tired rollers. The new rollers, which replace the BW24R model, offer a hydrostatic-drive system, two-point steering pivot and access to all maintenance points.

The BW24RH is powered by a 99-hp (134 kW) water-cooled Deutz diesel engine, whereas the BW27RH features a 131-hp (177 kW) engine with charge air cooling.

Both rollers are built with hydrostatic-drive systems that provide variable seed control from zero to 12 mph (zero to 19.3 km) and smooth transitions between forward and reverse. The hydrostatic drive system also is more fuel-efficient and requires less maintenance compared with mechanical drive options, according to the manufacturer.

For improved steering capabilities, both rollers feature a two-point steering pivot on the front four tires. The two-point system allows for sequenced steering. This means when the operator turns the steering wheel, the inside and outside tire pairs turn at a different rate, allowing for smooth steering transitions and reducing potential damage to the surface.

The rollers feature ergonomic operator stations that are designed for optimum visibility. The stations include two steering wheels, sliding/swiveling seats and automotive-style accelerator and brake pedals.

Offering a fully ballasted operating weight of 52,911 lbs. (24,000 kg), the BW24RH delivers a maximum per-wheel load of 6,614 lbs. (3,000 kg) per-wheel, whereas the BW27RH can be fully ballasted up to 59,525 lbs. (27,000 kg) and delivers 7,441 lbs. (3,375). The eight tires have a total coverage area of 80 in. (203 cm) with a 2-in. (5.08 cm) tire track overlap.

The rollers come standard with an automatic tire inflation system that allows the inflation value of all tires to be adjusted from the operator’s station.

The BW24RH and BW27RH are designed for simplified maintenance. With all maintenance points positioned in one area with a wide opening hood, virtually every component is easily serviceable from ground level.

Other standard features include a pressurized water spray system with 106-gal. (401 L) tank, ROPS and seatbelt, lockable anti-vandal dashboard protection, back-up alarm, headlights and hour meter.

Options include a weather-proof cab, heater, air conditioning and heat retention shields.

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