BOMAG SUPPLIES 12 SINGLE DRUM ROLLERS TO ALC FOR THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCEPress release November 13, 2009 Construction
12 BOMAG ROLLERS FOR WORLDWIDE ROLE
BOMAG, the market leader in compaction technology, has just completed the delivery process of 12 type BW 177 DH4 single drum compaction rollers to ALC for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD). The machines were handed over by Alan Batty, Managing Director of Bomag (G.B.) Limited, at Larkfield in Kent.
ALC is an Amey and VT joint venture, which provides the MOD with a ‘C Vehicle’ capability for its civil engineering and rough terrain mechanical handling requirements, worldwide. ALC also provides operator and maintainer training, scheduled and non-routine maintenance, equipment supply and delivery, transportation and handover operations.
The Bomag 7 tonne rollers will be used by The Royal Engineers on vital construction projects and they could be called upon to work anywhere in the world. The machines are modified to meet the exacting requirements of their demanding role. Modifications were carried out during the manufacturing process in Boppard and in Larkfield. The BW 177 DH-4 features an ergonomic cab environment, a load sensitive drive system (Ecomode) which significantly reduces fuel consumption and integrated Anti Slip Control (ASC) which allows the machine to compact soil on steep gradients safely.
The machines are also fitted with the innovative Bomag Evib meter. This unique feature helps reduce the cost of soil compaction by giving the operator a read-out of the soil stiffness under the machine, during actual compaction in ‘real time’. The Evib meter consists of two acceleration transducers, an electronic central processing unit and the Evib analogue display in the cab. The use of this feature helps reduce unnecessary passes by indicating when the required level of compaction has been achieved.
Commenting at the hand over Alan Batty had this to say: “I’m delighted that ALC has taken delivery of these machines on behalf of the MOD. I think that this demonstrates that Bomag has strength in depth when it comes to machine performance and reliability and that our manufacturing process is flexible enough to meet demanding technical requirements, quickly and cost effectively. I’m sure that, just like the many thousands of civilian machines that we supply, this equipment will provide years of loyal service in arduous conditions”.
Issued by Dark Arts Marketing on behalf of Bomag (G.B.) Limited.
Contact, John Bradley. [email protected] 01332 856 999 or 07872 600 868.
Image © 2009 Bomag (G.B.) Limited. Permission for reproduction in conjunction with this release is granted. Image shows Alan Batty (left) and Colin Jones of ALC.