BW 124-5 single drum roller, the new climbing expert from Bomag
2 May 2018
At the INTERMAT 2018 in Paris, Bomag will launch the BW 124-5 compact single drum roller in the 3-4 t class (hall 5A, stand C151). This new generation single drum model is ideally suited for earthwork applications due to excellent gradeability and off-road performance, plus flexible compaction power using two amplitudes. New features include the super-safe driver’s platform with 4-post Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS/FOPS) and ergonomic travel lever controls for the optional dozer blades. On request, this model is now available with the intuitive Bomag Economizer, which measures compaction. Bomag has upgraded this single drum roller to comply with current exhaust classification IV/Tier 4, and to follow the new series design.
The BW 124-5 single drum roller is available with a smooth or padfoot drum and is ideal for a range of earthworks compaction applications, such as backfill to structures, landscaping, or trench and pipeline construction. With its compact design and high manoeuvrability, the BW 124-5 is also ideal for inner-city work.
For surface compaction or in-depth compaction, there is a choice of two amplitudes (0.85 and 1.7 mm), providing perfect alignment of compaction force to the soil type. This results in high-quality and cost-effective compaction. With significantly larger surface coverage, single drum rollers are a serious alternative to vibratory plates.
This is the only single drum model in this weight class, and the BW 124-5 features double pump drive and a limited slip differential axle. The high torque drive provides excellent gradeability and off-road performance: this roller readily handles gradients of up to 55 percent or 29 degrees. The powerful 34 kW Kubota drive meets Stage IV/Tier 4 emissions standards.
Safety and easy operation on the driver's platform
The driver’s platform has been redesigned and improved: The new 4-post ROPS/FOPS provides the operator with a perfect all-round view for fast and safe handling. Use of the optional dozer blade has been simplified. Instead of operation with the foot pedal, the driver now activates the blade using the multi-functional travel lever.
The optional dozer blade is available with up/down function (standard) and float position or with tilt function. This has extended the range of applications to include distribution, profiling and levelling; work commonplace in horticulture and landscaping.
Compaction control with the Economizer option
In addition, users now benefit from the proven Bomag Economizer system on this model. An optional feature, the system provides optimal and intuitive control of compaction. The Economizer is a cost-effective method to measure soil compaction on Bomag single drum rollers. The operator knows how compaction has progressed by means of an illuminated strip; Economizer also alerts the operator to the risk of overcompaction.
Bomag will launch the BW 124-5 single drum roller in Europe in June 2018. You can find out more about this new model at INTERMAT.
Source: Bomag GmbH