Soil, asphalt, and landfill compaction company BOMAG Americas released its BC 973 RB-5 and BC 1173 RB-5 refuse compactors, and among the new features is the new Cummins X15 diesel engine.
The engine provides high output torque along with BOMAG EcoMode, which continuously regulates the engine in relation to the current load at the speed required for the current performance. EcoMode reduces fuel consumption by up to 30%, and lower engine speeds reduce wear on the drive components and extend component wear and machine life, according to the company.
The 15-degree oscillating and articulation joint keeps all four wheels on the ground for maximum pushing force and optimized compaction.
Designing Purpose-Built Machines
Alex Papp, BOMAG manager, landfill products, said both refuse compactors are purpose-built machines, not ones that have been reinforced or upgraded to work on a landfill.
“Partnering with Cummins on the engine side allows us to continue our performance and reliability in the future, and that’s what government entities want,” Papp said. “They want the value for their money, because that’s tax dollars and other public funds going into the landfills, and that’s return on investment that they need.”
BOMAG also moves to a U.S.-based engine manufacturer with its choice of Cummins, helping users avoid the downtime of having to wait for parts to be shipped from other countries.
Additional new features include a hydraulically operated engine hood and high air intake, and an updated display monitor.
The new cab design features a larger seat, more spacious cab, and dual joysticks for machine control, which can leave the operator’s feet free from fatigue of the repetitive stop-and-go motion. Open grating allows operators to clean their boots off more easily before getting into the cab.