Display/Sensor provides feedback of soil stiffness.

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Economizer system features vibration sensor and computing unit/LED display that provides continuous, real-time feedback of soil stiffness. Display indicates to operator level of compaction achieved and highlights soft spots in material. Helping to avoid unnecessary passes and minimizing fuel consumption and machine wear, it is available as standard on BOMAG BPR100/80D compactor and optionally on BPR45/55D, BPR55/65D, and BPR65/70D machines.

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Bomag Economizer System Saves Time & Money

Real-time display of compaction results eliminates soft spots and unnecessary passes

ATLANTA - BOMAG's exclusive Economizer system helps contractors complete compaction jobs more quickly and effectively, saving time, fuel and money. The Economizer system is a standard feature on the BOMAG BPR100/80D reversible vibratory plate compactor. It is an option on the BPR45/55D series, BPR55/65D and the BPR65/70D.

The Economizer system provides continuous, real-time feedback of soil stiffness by means of an LED display on the engine hood. The display indicates to the operator the level of compaction achieved and also highlights any soft spots in the material. The Economizer consists of a vibration sensor together with a computing and display unit.

This allows jobs to be completed more quickly by avoiding unnecessary passes - reducing passes by as much as 25 percent. This not only saves labor costs, but also reduces fuel costs and machine wear. It also helps avoid over-compaction.

More importantly, the Economizer system helps the operator ensure the job is complete. It displays soft spots in the soil, allowing contractors to identify any problems in the sub-grade and make sure the job is done correctly.

For more information on the Economizer system or the complete BOMAG Light Equipment product line, including vibratory tampers, single-direction and reversible vibratory plate compactors, trench compactors, single- and tandem-drum walk-behind vibratory rollers, and single- and tandem-drum ride-on vibratory rollers, contact BOMAG Americas, Inc., 2000 Kentville Road, Kewanee, IL 61443, call (309) 853-3571, toll-free (800) 782-6624, fax (309) 852-0350, e-mail info.bomag@bomag.com or visit the company's Web site at www.bomag-americas.com.

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