The newly launched BW 900-50 light tandem roller is the newest generation 1- to 1.5-ton ride-on roller from Bomag Americas. Powered by the latest Honda GX630 gasoline engine, the new roller has a working width of 35.4 inches and an overall width of 37.8 inches, making it suited to both small compaction applications and larger commercial jobs.
“The new BW900-50 features an in-front exciter system, and its compact design allows the user full operation advantages in restricted areas with tight space clearances,” says Albertus Krings, product manager for light equipment, Bomag Americas.
The front drum vibration delivers 3,395 pounds, 4,200 vpm and 0.020-inch amplitude to ensure the required compaction is met for asphalt as well as sub-base materials. A large, 36-gallon water tank and a pressurized water sprinkler system with interval flow timer are designed to suit the BW 900-50 for use on a variety of asphalt applications. The water system is filtered for protection and incorporates an easy drain function for time savings.
The BW 900-50 also features two flexible scrapers per drum, an articulating and oscillating center joint, and chamfered edge drums to prevent surface marks on asphalt. Individual indicator lights and an hour meter are designed to clearly display all main roller functions to the operator.
The BW 900-50 is equipped standard with essential safety features like the foldable ROPS, retractable seat belt, back-up alarm and an emergency stop button. A lockable engine hood and the dash board with integrated theft control protect the roller against vandalism.