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A road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just 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.
Rollers are also used in landfill compaction. Such compactors typically have padfoot or “sheep’s-foot” drums, and do not achieve a smooth surface. The pads aid in compression, due to the smaller area contacting the ground.

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Prior to the actual placement of the concrete surface pavement, a long series of tasks and projects have to be completed first. These include: site hydrogeological investigations to determine local soil and groundwater characteristics, aerial and ground surveys of the proposed roadway alignments, the preparation of design plans and detail

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

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

How to Select a Soil Roller

How to Select a Soil Roller

For a Spanish version of this page, please visit: Cómo Seleccionar un rodillo de Suelos

Contractors use a number of different types of soil and aggregate compactors these days. Common types include: sheepsfoot rollers, which run static and are typically towed; pneumatic-tired rollers, which use rubber tires to provide the familiar kneading action of

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 Ins and Outs of Compact Equipment

The Ins and Outs of Compact Equipment

Given the variety of jobs his company tackles each day, Myles Anderson, director of operations for The Erosion Co. in Woodstock, GA, depends on compact equipment to help execute the tasks.

Although the company is based in north Georgia, it also does jobs in Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

“We take care

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

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

Safer, Faster, and Smarter

Safer, Faster, and Smarter

But did you ever stop to think about it-I mean really think about it? In order for us to have this expectation-that we could put massive machines to work and then just expect them to perform-someone, somewhere did a lot of work. Yes, before the RFP and the sales person,

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