It is available for sale from next month and can be seen at the Hillhead exhibition in June.
The Bomag BF 600 P-2 has a maximum output of 600 tonnes per hour and a maximum paving width of 8m with the S500 screed.
It is powered by a Mercedes MTU 116 kW Tier 4 final engine and has an integrated Ecomode engine management system that matches power to demand reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. A hydraulically powered water radiator fan automatically adapts the cooling power to demand, saving fuel.
The new S500 screed has a Magmalife electric heating system that Bomag says reduces costs and increases safety. It heats up in 20 to 30 minutes (depending on screed width and ambient temperature). This is a time saving of up to 25% compared to conventional systems, thanks to the better heat conductivity of aluminium. The aluminium plates ensure very even heat distribution across the full smoothing plate, even with extensions fitted, for a fine surface finish, Bomag says.
As well as the new screed, the BF 600 P-2 also has a large diameter auger for better material distribution, even at wide paving widths. The design avoids mix segregation and improves output, the manufacturer claims. To improve material transfer from truck to paver Bomag has designed adjustable bumper rollers that allow shock-free ‘docking’ of the truck. The bumper rollers can, as an option, be controlled hydraulically from the control stand. The rollers can be adjusted to different truck lengths and the shock absorbers and integrated rocker ensure smooth material transfer.
The operator’s platform on the BF 600 P-2 has the Sideview system, in which the seat and operating console form a single unit that can be adjusted in a variety of ways. The control stand can be extended sideways for a maximum overhang of 600mm. In contrast to conventional road finishers, the roof always protects the operator from the weather.
Bomag (GB) managing director Alan Batty said: “The machine represents a good step forward in terms of safety and productivity and operational efficiency. With construction on the up customers now have a viable alternative in the paving market.”