However it is also said to be economical on fuel and offer lower running costs than earlier generation machines of a similar size. A key feature is the new milling tool system, which BOMAG claims will last longer than rival designs, reducing downtime and increasing milling efficiency.
BOMAG’s new BM1000/35 mill is a 1m class machine driven by a diesel delivering 261kW. This is said to be the most powerful machine in its size class, while also offering high output and low fuel consumption. As with the firm’s other mills, it features the BOMAG tool holder system, which is maintenance-free and does not have to be tightened after use.
The BM500/15 is a compact milling machine that runs on four wheels and is aimed at the 500mm class, with power from a diesel delivering 112kW. According to a BOMAG spokesperson, “This machine is more manoeuvrable than an old generation machine with four wheels.”
This is the first machine in its class to feature a seated operator position, although the user can opt to stand. The standard conveyor can be quickly detached in just a few minutes while short conveyor is also available that allows the user to fill a wheeled loader bucket directly. The spokesperson claimed, “Our new cutter drums do a very sharp cut, a very strong milling compartment and give extra wear life of 40-60%.”