BOMAG is launching its biggest asphalt paver
The new BF900C paver from BOMAG is a powerful highway class machine
Bomag continues to develop its asphalt paver range with the introduction of a new top-of-the range machine, the BF900C. This features an S300M screed and offers maximum paving widths of up to 13m. In addition, the firm is also developing its smaller pavers and is now offering the BF300C with its new S340-2 screed, with paving widths from 1.7-5m, as well as a new compact paver, the BF223C.The Fayat Group’s sales and marketing manager Jacques Bonvallet said that the machine retains the heavy screed design from the earlier Marini models. “They’ve long had the heaviest screens on the market and now this is one of the key points.”
He explained that a heavy screed is crucial for achieving high pre-compaction. The new S300M screed is also equipped with an effective screed heating system, which features integral aluminium plates to ensure an even heat distribution and fast heating. In addition, the integrated heating rods are protected by the aluminium plate shells, boosting service life and reducing maintenance and service needs. The S300M screed is equipped with a simple, but quick and secure coupling system that allows faster set-up times and reduces downtime. In addition Judith Rheingans of BOMAG added, “Because of the wider screed, we reinforced the machine.”
Other features of the machine are a new auger drive and a scraper chain drive, which allows high volumes of asphalt to be conveyed smoothly and spread efficiently. The BF900C is powered by a 160kW diesel that meets Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emissions requirements. The design of the engine compartment is said to provide the operator with a good view of the work area and full control of the paving process. In addition to the S300M screed, contractors can also choose the S500 or S600 screeds, providing a range of high capacity variants to suit an array of construction projects.
Meanwhile the compact BF300 paver comes with the new S340-2 screed and this also features the novel quick coupling system. The screed can be set to pave widths of up to 5m in minimum time and the firm says that the versatile paver can be quickly and easily adapted to site requirements. As with the larger screed this features an easy access adjustment mechanism, robust guide for extending parts and the proven screed heating system with aluminium plates.
Highly manoeuvrable, the BF223C offers paving width of 0.5-4m and is said to be a versatile unit for smaller construction duties such as paving pedestrian walkways, cycle paths, parking areas and narrow access roadways.