Original Press Release
BOMAG Introduces Four-Cycle Engine Vibratory Tamper with Lighter-Weight Design
Press release date: September 18, 2002
KEWANEE, Ill. - BOMAG Light Equipment is introducing a new, lighter-weight tamper built with its proven four-cycle engine technology.
Powered by the 3.3-horsepower, four-cycle Honda GX100 engine, the new BT60/4 tamper weighs 137 pounds, nearly 10-percent lighter than other BOMAG four-cycle tamper models. With a maximum travel speed of 66 feet per minute and a range of 540 to 708 impacts per minute, the unit delivers up to 3,037 pounds of impact force to a compaction depth of 21.6 inches.
Combining a well-balanced design with a well-protected, integrated air intake and a low center of gravity, the BT60/4 requires little effort to guide. The tamping foot is constructed of high-strength honeycomb polyethylene that absorbs shock, ensures stability and provides smooth operation.
For operator safety and comfort, the BT60/4 tamper offers a patented "anti-vibration handle." The "anti-vibration handle" minimizes the amount of vibration transferred to the operator and increases the number of hours an operator can safely use the tamper.
Designed for compaction of cohesive, semi-cohesive and granular soils, typical applications for the BT60/4 include highway patching, compaction of backfill around foundations and footings, reinstatement in trenching applications, and utility and cable backfill jobs. Due to lower noise and emissions produced by the four-cycle engine, the new unit is ideally suited for residential areas and confined trench work.
The BT60/4 has a standard operating width of 11 inches. A 9-inch interchangeable shoe is also available as optional equipment.
BOMAG four-cycle engine tampers offer the operating convenience of a four-cycle engine while maintaining the high stroke and impact force of a two-cycle model. The units can be transported in a horizontal position without concern for oil contamination of the cylinder, muffler, carburetor or air filter.
For more information concerning the new BOMAG BT60/4 four-cycle engine vibratory tamper or the complete BOMAG Light Equipment product line, including vibratory tampers, single-direction and reversible plate compactors, trench compactors, single- and double-drum walk behind vibratory rollers, and single-drum and tandem ride-on vibratory rollers, contact Compaction America, Inc., 2000 Kentville Road, Kewanee, IL 61443, call 309-853-3571, fax 309-853-1319, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the BOMAG Web site at www.bomag-americas.com.