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Press release April 27, 2010 Construction



The first Bomag BMP8500 sold in the UK has gone to the Isle of Wight. JMC Hire purchased the innovative multipurpose compactor from Bomag Compaction Centre CBL. The machine is able to work reliably and effectively in tight spaces, on difficult soils and on sites where there is a risk of overturning.  John Smith, the owner of JMC Hire, commented at the machine hand-over: “I chose to buy Bomag as although it was a more expensive option; I feel it will give a longer working life, have a higher resale value, and be more reliable.  We already run Bomag machines and I feel confident with the product range”. CBL cover the South and South West of the UK from 3 depots and sell all the machines in the ‘light compaction range’ from Bomag including vibrating plates, tampers and tandem rollers. 

 The Bomag BMP8500 is a remote controlled 1,595kg articulated multi-purpose trench compactor ideally suited to continuous compaction duties in civil engineering and contracting applications. The first machine delivered to Long Eaton Plant is hard at work with Hallam Contracts on a site at the British Geological Survey headquarters near Nottingham. The Bomag BMP8500 is being used by remote control to compact sand and ‘back-filled’ soil in service trenches. 

Powered by an efficient 14.5kW (19.4hp) 3 cylinder Kubota diesel engine that offers low noise levels, reduced exhaust emissions, and low fuel consumption the machine has Bomag ECOMODE control that optimises engine power to further reduce fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, and noise by automatically matching engine power to demand. The machine’s design incorporates an articulated chassis that provides excellent compaction and travel performance. 

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 allowing the operator to work the machine at a safe distance and with 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. 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. 

The Bomag BMP8500 is available, like all Bomag ‘Light’ compaction products, from the network of 19 Bomag Compaction Centres around the UK. A range of competitive end-user finance schemes are available from Bomag Finance. 

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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.

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For further information contact:

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

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