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A road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or drum roller) is a compactor type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations, similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture.

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

A Necessary Support System

A Necessary Support System

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Choosing the right size compactor is critical to every compaction project, points out Tim Hoffman, rollers product manager for the Atlas Copco road construction equipment division. “Using one that’s too heavy or too light can have a huge impact on productivity and costs,” he adds. “If it doesn’t have enough

Compact Machines and Attachments

Compact Machines and Attachments

The small size and light weight of compact machines—track loaders, excavators, and skid steers—make these vehicles ideal for work in limited spaces and sensitive areas that need to be protected from damage. They maneuver along the shores of waterways and beside busy roadways. They access wooded areas. They cross wetlands

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and application manager.

Air voids are

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and application manager.

Air voids are

The Pressure of Choosing the Right Compactor

The Pressure of Choosing the Right Compactor

Selection of the correct equipment depends on many factors, ranging from soil type to spatial allotment to other specific needs unique to each application. Matching the correct compaction tool to the job increases efficiency by optimizing production, minimizing costs, and enhancing profitability. The act of soil compaction consists of the

Masters of Compaction: Martin Marietta of Denver, Co

Masters of Compaction: Martin Marietta of Denver, Co

Martin Marietta is the largest HMA mix producer and paving contractor in Colorado. Kevin Sawyer, a Quality Control technician for Martin Marietta has been working with asphalt for 14 following 16 years of aggregate experience.

Nowadays, the job of a quality control technician is very broad and versatile, covering many aspects

From Jumping Jacks to Sheepsfoot Rollers – Part 3

From Jumping Jacks to Sheepsfoot Rollers – Part 3

Compaction Equipment
There are four broad categories of soil compaction equipment: handheld rammers and tamping plates, vibratory and static sheepsfoot, vibratory and static rollers, and pneumatic tire compactors.

Rammers and Tamping Plates
Often referred to as “jumping jacks,” handheld vibratory plate compactors and rammers are used for those situations that do not require

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