The multiple steering modes
make the machines ideally suited for small to medium job sizes with limited maneuverability. The machines are also highly capable on large projects, offering high output potential and operator comfort.
The pivot-steer rollers unique crab-walking capability
allows the machine to distribute weight over a wider area, beneficial for compacting thin layers and sensitive surfaces. The crabwalk can be combined with any of the four steering modes, allowing the operator to compact sensitive mixes without difficulty and large amounts of asphalt quickly. When steering the rollers around a bend while in crabwalk mode, BOMAG’s adaptable steering control means the operator doesn’t need to worry about manual corrections. The crabwalk feature also increases safety and stability when working along edges or along angled slopes.
Both the BW 154 and BW 174 rollers feature front and rear split drums. The design reduces shearing stress when making tight turns on asphalt, which minimizes the surface’s ability to form cracks.
is optimized with the foot-operated seat. The seat can be rotated up to 270 degrees and the armrest projects out of the window when shifted left or right to the extreme, offering the operator excellent vision from anywhere in the cab.
“The preferred choice of roller depends on application, job type and customer need,” said SMS Equipment’s Ray Tremblay, Manager, Road Construction, Technical Support. “Our knowledge of the BOMAG product line gives us the ability to help in selecting the proper model for their requirements, so that they can be most effective from production and efficiency standpoints. SMS Equipment’s application specialists are a great resource for all types of solutions."