Posted March 11, 2015

Bomag's New Tandem Vibratory Roller

Bomag's new BW120SL-5 tandem vibratory roller, with its 4,320 vpm vibration frequency (7% higher than previous models in this class) quickly delivers a high quality finish, helping improve your rental customers' productivity. The roller’s drive motors and maintenance-free articulation joint deliver up to 40% gradeability and plus-or-minus 10-degree oscillation for reliable performance when compacting soil and base material.

web BOMAG-BW120SL-imageDesigned with rental market needs in mind, the tandem vibratory roller will handle a variety of applications, including new development construction, road repair, road construction finishing and landscaping projects.

Offering 0.020-in amplitude, the roller generates 8,993-lb centrifugal force to deeply penetrate asphalt and base materials. Operators can select either manual vibration or Intelligent Vibration Control (IVC), designed to deliver optimum compaction results with minimal passes. Vibration can be imparted to both drums, front drum only or rear drum only to tailor vibration needs to jobsite conditions.

Optional BOMAG Economizer eliminates over-compaction, and saves contractors time, money and fuel by measuring and displaying soil/asphalt stiffness via a simple-to-read LED light gauge on the dash. 

The rugged bolt-on center articulation joint includes a maintenance-free design with no grease points for a reliable, low-cost operation, making it the right roller for rental yards. Its 25-hp Kubota diesel engine meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards without requiring a diesel particulate filter. The operator’s console features an ergonomic, easy-to-understand control layout, offering intuitive machine control for varying levels of operator experience.

New to this class of roller, the BW120SL-5 boasts a pressurized water spray system for both drums. Two filters on the water system help keep water particles from entering the pressurized system, and the four spray nozzles feature a quick-disconnect design for fast and easy unplugging. 

The roller’s centrally located operator’s station offers excellent visibility of the worksite around the machine as well as to the drums’ edges. Up to 2-in of crab steering offset improves visibility to the front drum and simplifies compacting along edges and road finish work. The vibration-isolated operator’s platform and suspended seat eliminate vibration feedback to the operator, increasing comfort and productivity.

With no grease-daily points, the roller reduces daily maintenance time and costs. Its wide-opening rugged hood offers unimpeded access to the engine and central electronics panel. A centralized lifting point enables the roller to be quickly loaded and unloaded on a trailer, while a foldable ROPS structure reduces machine transport height. 

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