New BOMAG CR 820 pavers offer sliding seats, consoles

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Updated Jul 11, 2020

BOMAG overhauled the operator platform on its new tracked CR 820 T paver.

It features the company’s Sideview in which both seat and console can swivel out together at four different angles to view the paver side and screed end gates. Through the platform grate, operators can see the screed’s spreading augers.

BOMAG upgraded the controls with a new 7-inch color screen that displays operating functions, gauges, parameters and fault messages. New blade-style toggle switches each control a single function.


The CR 820 T and the wheeled version, the CR 820 W, are designed for paving parking lots, pavement overlays, development streets, county highways and interstate shoulders.

Features on the pavers include:

  • Three-Point Suspension, which allows the paver to float over subbase irregularities while maintaining preset screed slope and grade.
  • Frame Raise, for raising and lowering the rear of the paver for maneuvering obstacles, loading, unloading, and fine-tuning the head of the material to improve mat quality.
  • Smartrac, which automatically maintains correct track tension on the tracked model.

With the hydraulic Stretch 16 screed, the CR 820 can pave widths of 8 to 16 feet and up to 12 inches thick. With extension, it can reach to a 20-foot paving width. The screed has an automatic lock for transport, maintenance and storage to keep the screed raised.

The CR 820s run on a 160-horsepower Cummins Tier 4 Final engine. The pavers have an operating weight of 36,400 pounds with the Stretch 16 screed. Max paving speed is 283 feet per minute. The hopper has a 10-ton capacity.

To read more about the latest paving equipment, check out Equipment World‘s 2020 Buyer’s Guide for Asphalt Pavers and Compactors.