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PAVER FLYING HIGH AT BIGGIN HILL UK contractors, O'Rourke Construction, the specialist road surfacing and civil engineering services company, used a BOMAG BF600 paver to complete important paving work just hours before the 2010 Biggin Hill Air show got off the ground.
On this project we were working direct for Biggin Hill Airport constructing a 5000m² extension to the main apron area. The surfacing element of the construction consisted of 900 tonnes of base course 700 tonnes of binder course and 400 tonnes of surface course. The surface course used was 'Airflex' a product recently developed by Aggregate Industries for airport use and this is one of the few times it has been used to date.

The BF600 is available in a wide variety of configurations including both tracked and wheeled pavers in 2-wheel, 4-wheel and 6-wheel drive form. Both tracked and wheeled versions are available with combination tamping and vibrating gas or electric heated screeds. The BF600 has the option of 2 hydraulically operated variable width screeds giving a working width of 2.5 m to 4.75 m or 2.55 m to 5.0 m. The maximum possible working width of the BF600 is 7.55 m, with 4 fixed extensions fitted. Heat-up time is just 20 to 30 minutes from cold.

The hopper, with independently controlled sides, on the BF 600 finisher can hold 7.1 m³ of asphalt. The conveyor chains are independently controlled and reversible, as are the augers. The auger sensors can be controlled from the remote control boxes on the screed operator station. This not only provides greater comfort but also an even flow of material.





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