BOMAG Multi-Purpose Compactor Offers Smart Features and Increased Performance

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BOMAG BMP8500 is an articulated compactor for use on cohesive, semi-cohesive and non-cohesive soil types.

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BOMAG BMP8500 multi-purpose compactor offers smart features and increased performance.

Using BOMAG's Intelligent Vibration Control (IVC) to achieve consistent compaction results, the BMP8500 has a dual exciter system and two selectable amplitudes that deliver output options of either 8,000 or 16,000 pounds of centrifugal force.

Featuring intelligent machine controls for enhanced performance and optimal safety, BOMAG’s new BMP8500 articulated multi-purpose compactor offers versatile operation for compaction of cohesive, semi-cohesive and non-cohesive soil types in applications such as trenches and foundations.

The BMP8500 is powered by a 19.4-horsepower, three-cylinder, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine that features ECOMODE, a system that automatically idles the engine to conserve fuel during inactivity. Using BOMAG’s Intelligent Vibration Control (IVC) to achieve consistent compaction results, the compactor has a dual exciter system and two selectable amplitudes that deliver output options of either 8,000 or 16,000 pounds of centrifugal force, thereby allowing greater job versatility.

Rental centers or end users can quickly adjust the compactor’s working width from 24 inches to 33.5 inches with standard bolt-on drum extensions. The drum extensions are easily aligned and installed in 10 to 20 minutes, accommodating different trench dimensions while avoiding the hassle of replacing entire drum sets.

Operation of the BMP8500 is simple, thanks to a dual function cable/radio remote control. The compactor’s hydrostatic drive system offers two travel speed ranges and provides a high gradeability of 45-percent with vibration. Additionally, the all-drum drive provides excellent traction, while a clear-sided design with no lateral overhang ensures full compaction against trench walls and obstacles.

The BMP8500 is equipped with the BOMAG Operator Safety System (BOSS), which increases worker safety by automatically stopping machine travel if the operator is in the safety zone. An integrated diagnostic system displays fault codes to make troubleshooting easy. Maintenance is also simplified by swing-out covers that fully open to 90 degrees, providing efficient access to the engine and internal systems. Additionally, the durable composite hoods are impact resistant to protect the engine and components.

Other standard features include articulated steering, high-profile drums with a 1-inch padfoot height, lockable hoods, hinged center lifting points for balanced lifts, hydrostatic service brakes and a spring-applied, hydraulically released parking brake.

For more information on the BMP8500 or the complete BOMAG Light equipment product line, including vibratory tampers, single-direction and reversible vibratory plate compactors, trench compactors, single- and tandem-drum walk behind vibratory rollers, and single- and tandem-drum ride-on vibratory rollers, contact BOMAG Americas, Inc., 2000 Kentville Road, Kewanee, IL 61443, call 309-853-3571, toll-free 800-782-6624, fax 309-852-0350, e-mail info.bomag(at)bomag(dot)com or visit the company’s website at http://www.bomag.com/us.

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