How to Select a Soil Roller
Bomag Introduces 4WD Compactor
Bomag recently introduced its BC462EB, which features four-wheel hydrostatic drive and a 255-horsepower, water-cooled Deutz diesel engine. In contrast to competitive machines, it features a sealed frame design to keep job-site materials from entering the frame or engine compartment while providing complete protection to drive train components. The roller is also equipped with a scraper bar designed to keep the wheels free of dirt.
“We’ve taken innovations from our single-drum rollers and meshed them with proven design features from our refuse compactors,” says Dave Dennison, product manager at Bomag Americas Inc. “The result is a product that is well-suited to push, spread, and compact soil for medium to large-scale dirt projects.”
Unlike Bomag’s full line of single-drum vibratory rollers, the BC462EB achieves superior compaction through sheer weight (51,000 pounds), the wheel design, and the impact force of the teeth. The travel speed of the machine provides high productivity. The BC462EB is ideal for highways, bridges, dams, and other projects where spreading and compacting large amounts of soil is required.