Mixing, paving, compaction & milling from Fayat
By Chris Sleight31 March 2009
New on the Fayat Group stand will be the ‘Beluga', a small asphalt plant that uses a new vegetable-based binder developed by Colas and made from beetroot (Beta vulgaris).
Capable of producing asphalt on site at 1200 C, the Beluga has a throughput of 7 tonnes per hour and as a result of the cooler process, the company estimates there will be a -30% reduction in energy requirements and CO2 emissions.
Sister company Bomag will launch new rollers in Paris. The smallest, the BW124DH/PDH, has an operating weight of 3,3 tonnes and is available with a smooth drum or a pad foot roller. Compact design and versatility, as well as a track radius of just 2,2 m, mean that the BW124DH/PDH is ideal for landscaping, pipe lines and backfilling.
Specifically for the French rental market, Bomag will show its 14 tonne VM4 class BW214D single drum roller. The BW214D features a reinforced no-spin rear axle with 100% self-locking differential as standard. With its four-stage travel system, the BW214D has excellent gradeability even under tough conditions.
Also in the single drum range, Bomag will show its BW216D-40/PD-40. Designed for markets outside the EU, it has an operating weight of 15,7 tonnes and is powered by a 114 kW Stage II Deutz engine.
Bomag will also show new milling machines. The BM2000/60 is the first model in the new 600 hp (450 kW) power range, and has a working width of 2 m. A fully automatic hydraulic folding conveyor belt and folding roof means the BM2000/60 is easy to move between sites without the need for specialist transport.
The BM2000/60 also features a wide roof that can be moved sideways together with the windscreen. This configuration means that the operator can work under cover, even when watching the milled edge below the machine.
Also new are 1 m, 1,2 m and 1,3 m working width versions of Bomag's 300 hp (225 kW) range. A centrally mounted rotor means all four tracks on the machines are fully steerable, while the track supports have been extended to give good ground clearance even at milling depths of 320 mm.
Also from Bomag will be its new BF300 range of pavers. The series replaces the BF331 finisher and sits in the seven to 8 tonne class. The new BF300 range is available in tracked or wheeled versions with 2-wheel, 4 wheel and 6-wheel variants and either gas or electric powered screeds.
The range offers built-in widths of 1,7 m to 3,4 m and is also extendable from 300 mm to 4 m with two side plates. The basic screed can also be extended hydraulically by up to +100%, while for transportation, the BF300 series packs down to a width of just 2,5 m.