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Press release January 21, 2010 Construction


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Bomag, the market leader in compaction technology, today adds to its acclaimed product range with the launch of the Bomag BMP8500 a 1,595kg articulated multi-purpose compactor.

The Bomag BMP8500 shows its makers modern industrial design approach and offers outstanding features and performance. Powered by an efficient 14.5kW (19.4hp) 3 cylinder Kubota diesel engine that offers low noise levels, reduced emissions and fuel consumption the machine has Bomag ECOMODE control that optimises engine power to further reduce fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise. The machine’s design incorporates an articulated chassis that provides excellent compaction and travel performance. Versatility is assured with the supplied ‘bolt-on’ drum extensions that increase the operating width from 610mm to 850mm. Each drum has 2 scraper bars to remove material build-up.

Ease of operation and maintenance are benefits of all Bomag machines and the BMP8500 is no exception. The new machine is supplied with an integral radio remote control for safe working at a distance and zero hand arm vibration (HAV). The BMP8500 can tackle a range of demanding jobs including ‘deep trench’ applications in utility contracting, civil engineering and rail infrastructure work. The machine has excellent performance on-site with a centrifugal vibration unit that produces up to 72kN of force at 42 Hz with 1.1mm of amplitude, both front and rear drums are hydrostatically driven and the machine has 2 forward and 2 reverse speeds. Four different compaction modes provide optimum and consistent compaction even in the toughest applications. Intelligent Vibration Control (IVC) automatically optimises working speed and vibration mode for consistent compaction results. The BMP8500 is ideally suited to compacting cohesive soils in excavation work, duct and pipeline construction, track and embankment work and in landfill cell construction. The machine has a maximum gradeability of 55% and 45% with vibration on.

Routine maintenance is made easy with excellent accessibility provided by the front and rear canopies that swing open and an on-board diagnostic display that shows the health of the machine in real-time. The machine also has an integral lifting eye and front and rear tie-down points for safe handling and transportation. Vandal protection and safety is provided by centrally locking hoods. Safety is enhanced with a battery disconnection switch and an automatic engine cut-out and roll-over sensor.

Low life time costs are further improved with Bomag’s 321 warranty and the availability of service kits that provide all the parts for the machines annual routine service.

And finally, Bomag Finance offers a comprehensive range of end user finance plans that make buying a new Bomag easier than ever. 



BOMAG, part of the Fayat Group (French) since 2005, is the world market leader in compaction technology and now supplies milling and paving machines for road maintenance and construction. With four modern manufacturing plants (Boppard-Germany, Kewanee, Illinois-USA, Fengxian-China and Warrensburg, Missouri-USA) and 1,500 employees worldwide BOMAG manufacture 17 product groups from small 50 kg single direction plates to 55 tonne landfill compactors. BOMAG supports its customers through eight sales and service subsidiaries (GB, Austria, France, Italy, Canada, USA, Japan and China), a sales office in Singapore and a comprehensive 500 plus world-wide dealer network. Our distribution network is supported by a central parts warehouse where over 40,000 lines are stocked and ‘on-line’ ordering is available 24/7 without exception. A network of Compaction Centres provides local customer support with experienced factory trained engineers and genuine BOMAG parts.

Issued by Dark Arts Marketing on behalf of Bomag (Great Britain) Limited.

Image(s) Copyright 2009 Bomag (Great Britain) Limited. Permission for reproduction in conjunction with this release is granted.

For further information contact:

John Bradley [email protected]  01332 856 323 or 07872 600 868


Faye Coton [email protected] 01332 856 999 or 07855 053 081