BITUMINOUS MATERIAL PAVING MACHINE (BMPM)
THEORY OF OPERATION
The Bituminous Material Paving Machine (BMPM) is a self-propelled, crawler-mounted, turbocharged diesel
engine-powered paving machine. The BMPM consists of a 10-ton (9.07-metric ton (t)) receiving hopper, dual
conveyor system, extendable auger-type spreaders, a hydraulic-mechanical compaction unit with cut-off shoes,
and an electrically-heated screed.
The BMPM is fully capable of a wide range of paving tasks including laying, compacting, and finishing bituminous
material strips that can be from 4 20 feet (ft) (1.2 6.1 meters (m)) wide.
The unit is driven by a QSB 4.5 turbocharged Tier 3 electronic diesel engine that produces 130 horsepower (hp).
It combines electronics and a High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system, making it capable of operating
safely on fuel with high sulfur content, such as JP8.
The BMPM has significant features and capabilities specifically designed for the best possible performance,
and overall unit dimensions.