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technology B Hanekom, to introduce the new machines and explain what sets them apart from others in their class. The Bomag cold milling range comprises seven machines, the five largest of which will be offered by Bell, representing the machine sizes most prevalent in the southern African region. These range from the compact BM1000/35 with a working width of 1 000mm, up to the powerful BM2200/60 with a working width of 2 200mm. The cold planers feature above average working depths of up to 330mm in one cut, with perfect, clean edges. Not run-of-the-mill According to Hanekom, Bomag’s range of cold milling machines are the most powerful machines in their class, enabling torque to be transferred efficiently to the milling drum through variable milling and travel speeds. The planers are equipped with a long, powerful conveyor belt that is height adjustable and can be pivoted left and right by 45 degrees to provide high flexibility in combination with the truck. The conveyor belt is hydraulically folding for easy transportation, while inner and outer conveyor belts can be quickly disassembled to make maintenance easier. Compact design and manoeuvrability make these Bomag machines well suited for the removal of road and floor pavements under confined conditions – and they are equally capable on arterial roads. Bomag’s planers also boast features such as external cooling and filtration of the gear oil, while the use of high quality materials maximises the life of the machines and the components. Extended crawler tracks improve traction and stability, in combination with low wear, and the machines have a transport speed of 7.5km/h to reduce unproductive time. The BM1000/35 features six-cylinder MTU Series 1000 inline engines that deliver 260kW, and is capable of milling up to 3 000m2 per day. The 1 000mm width makes the machine particularly suitable for milling secondary roads, as well as for use in the inner city and at crossings. The maximum milling depth of 330mm and the lateral arrangement of the milling roller allow milling right up to the curb or walls. For this omag is a global manufacturer of soil, asphalt and refuse compac- tion equipment, as well as stabilis- ers and recyclers. Following its acquisition by French company Fayat Group in 2005, Bomag added asphalt pavers and cold planers to its product range, and the company has since advanced its cold milling equipment by establishing new technical standards in the areas of milling technology and maintenance. South Africa’s Bell Equipment is the official southern Africa distributor for the Bomag range of road construction and compaction equipment, and believes that the range can deliver real benefits to the southern African market. On the strength of this conviction, Bell held a two-day presentation and demonstration at its Jet Park facility in Gauteng to introduce customers to the newest cold milling machines in the Bomag range and show them the BM1000/35 in action. The managing director of Bell Equipment South Africa, Menzi Dumisa, welcomed those in attendance, before handing over to product marketing manager – Bomag, Johan Bomag’s BM1000/35 was put through its paces at the demonstration held at Bell Equipment’s Jet Park facility. QUARRY SA | MAY 2017 _ 29