BOMAG Designs BW 174 AP-5 AM Hybrid for Tandem Roller Efficiency
The BW 174 AP-5 AM Hybrid from BOMAG Americas, Ridgeway, South Carolina, is designed for tandem roller efficiency. The roller’s innovative hydraulic hybrid drive stores braking energy, which is released flexibly during peak loads. This allows the engine to cover the base load and operate with maximum efficiency. The system lowers fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 20% without sacrificing performance, according to the manufacturer.
ECOMODE and ECOSTOP are standard on this roller. ECOMODE is an intelligent control system designed to optimize engine speed to save up to 30% on fuel and reduce noise from the machine. ECOSTOP will automatically shut down the engine if left to idle, reducing fuel use, cutting down on noise and helping to avoid wear.
The roller’s menu navigation is displayed on a high-resolution, 10-inch (254-mm) customizable touchscreen. User friendliness is paramount with this roller, as it offers the choice of three operating modes: touch, rotary pushbutton or classic switch operation. The Asphalt Manager operation system assists operators of all skill levels from there. The operator sets the layer thickness, and Asphalt Manager does the rest. The vectoring drum changes vibration from true vertical to true horizontal as asphalt stiffness increases.
The pivot-steer roller features five steering modes. Its generous crabwalk is activated in one of two ways—via travel lever or by preselection with a rotary switch. BOMAG’s patented steering system is engineered to automatically reduce crabwalk when turning to ensure the roller travels safely and precisely along the edge.
For more information, contact 803-337-0782 or visit www.bomag.com/us-en.