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Premières from Bomag: The new BF 600-2 and BF 700-2 Pavers

BOPPARD/GERMANY, September 11, 2013 - At this year’s BOMAG Asphalt Days which took place over several days in the first week of September, BOMAG presented its new BF 600-2 and BF 700-2 paver generation. These ergonomic, fuel-saving finishers are equipped with Tier 4 engines, underlining the company’s growing position as a reliable choice on the market in the 17-20 t class.

new Bomag BF 600-2 and BF 700-2

Available as a highly manoeuvrable wheel version or in the high-traction version with tracks: The new Bomag paver generation BF 600 (116 kW, 158 HP) and BF 700 (129 kW, 175 HP). |  photo: Bomag

Ecomode reduces Fuel Consumption

Available as a highly manoeuvrable wheel version or in the high-traction version with tracks, the Bomag BF 600 (116 kW, 158 HP) and BF 700 (129 kW, 175 HP) with a displacement of 5.1 litres have ample power reserves and at the same time feature reduced noise and exhaust emissions. The hydraulically controlled fan automatically adapts the cooling power to the demand. In three working circuits, pumps regulate the flow of oil depending on the power needed. During working intervals and also in heat-up time, the connection between the controlled hydraulics and engine speed reduces fuel consumption significantly.

Heating Plates: included under the Machine Warranty

As standard the screeds are heated with the Magmalife system, where the heating elements are cast in an aluminium block, making them highly robust and durable. With optimised heat transfer, Magmalife produces uniform heat distribution over the levelling plates and guarantees reduced heat-up times of only 20-30 minutes – effective savings of up to 25 % compared to conventional machines. These heating elements have been in use on the Bomag BF 300 finisher for four years now. Even after the routine replacement of the levelling plates after about 2 years, the heating plates can be reinstalled and re-used. That is why customers is offered a special warranty: the Magmalife aluminium heating plates are covered within the two-year warranty package for all Bomag finishers.

Twice as fast to install

The S 500 or S 600 screeds, which are compatible with the BF 600 and BF 700 finishers, give an extension of up to 9 m, thanks to the attachment system. This screed extension with mechanical attachment parts can be mounted using quick fit sliding couplings without any complicated braces. The system allows a set-up in half the time needed to mount similar attachment systems.

Perfect pre-Compaction

Bomag has been the leading market expert for compaction technology for more than 50 years and this is reflected in the BOMAG high performance screeds. Ample levelling plate depths and a total weight of 3,900 kg for the S 500 basic screed ensure, using tampers and vibration units, that all key asphalt quality criteria are met: the highest surface quality, best pre-compaction and perfect evenness.

Comfort and Overview on the Operator Platform

Comfort, ergonomics and handling were the focus of our design engineers when developing this latest finisher generation. The operator platforms on the BF 600 and BF 700 feature a system, in which the seat and operating console are a single unit which can be adjusted in a variety of ways. The control stand can be extended sideways for a maximum overhang of 60 cm. In contrast to conventional road finishers, the roof always protects the operator from the weather. It also ensures the operator has the best view of the mat edges, the hopper, the auger and the screed. When unloading the truck, the system gives excellent visual contact to the truck driver and optimum coordination to avoid errors.