BOMAG is entering the 2m milling machine class with its BM2000/75
BOMAG is keen to develop its share of the milling machine sector, having introduced first a revamped 500mm machine followed more recently by a 1m class machine. The latest road planer introduction from the firm is a 2m class machine, the BM2000/75, which tips the scales at 36tonnes and is powered by an emissions compliant diesel delivering 560kW.
Developed at the firm’s Boppard facility, the machine can be used for milling widths of 2m, and in some instance 2.2m. This suits it to jobs on major highways as well as airport runway construction, where productivity and low dust emissions are crucial to minimising the impact on air traffic. The machine is offered with the firm’s Powerdrum, standard drum and fine milling drum options and can be configured to handle an array of different tasks. Drum speed and travel speed can be adjusted to suit the needs of the application and the conditions, so as to optimise operation. The design of the drum and positioning of the tool holders and cutting tools is said to further optimise operation by delivering maximum cutting efficiency to the surface being cut.
The firm claims that its BMS 15 exchange holder system ensures the tools provide optimum cutting efficiency as well as low wear and long life. Worn tools can also be replaced quickly by tapping them out from behind, reducing downtime and boosting overall output.
An integrated dust extraction system is said to ensure dust emissions are minimised, while the system is also maintenance-free. Other features include long tracks that help maximise stability and traction, comfortable and adjustable seating and a vibration-damped operator platform. In addition the machine is said to be easy to maintain, with good access to service points while it also has a hydraulically folding conveyor belt, for ease of transport.