The new BF6615 self-propelled asphalt paver from BOMAG offers the power and capacity that commercial paving contractors need for larger, high-production paving projects.
Weighing in at 20,500 pounds, the BF6615 features a 99-horsepower Cummins water-cooled diesel engine that is turbocharged for consistent power at all altitudes. The engine’s ECO-mode feature saves fuel and reduces noise by automatically lowering rpm’s during stops and pauses. At the same time, an exclusive load-sensing hydraulic system lowers fuel costs by delivering power only when needed.
The new design, UNIMAT 2 full-width floating screed has a standard 8- to 15-foot paving width. The screed is electrically heated, eliminating the need to change propane bottles in the middle of a large project. Dual vibrators provide 2,500 vibrations per minute.
The generous nine-ton hopper capacity on the BF6615 allows high-production paving to continue between trucks. Even with its power saving system, the new paver can push asphalt feeder trucks while maintaining working speeds up to 180 feet per minute.
The BF6615 also features a crawler style track drive system undercarriage with standard bolt-on polyurethane track pads. Eight sealed rollers per side carry the weight of the machine, while bolt-on rock guards installed on the inside and outside of each track drive prevent asphalt from loading up on the chains. Each of the track drives is bolted to a cross member frame structure and can be removed individually for maintenance. The entire undercarriage structure can be removed as well.
The screed on the BF6615 features two abrasion-resistant, extendable, reversible and independent hydraulic augers. Evenly distributing a uniform layer of asphalt across the mat, the two augers extend with the screed extensions, providing consistent material control at all paving widths and minimizing the need for hand labor.
Source: Bomag Americas