Remote-controlled pad foot rollers for preparing trenches are also now easily accessible.
The compaction equipment rollout includes more pedestrian vibrating rollers, hand guided rammers as well as a wider range of plate compactors including medium and large reversible models.
A 2.5 tonne articulated, twin drum roller from Kennards Darlington was used by the City of Marion, 10km south of Adelaide to carry out a program of upgrading children’s playgrounds.
“It’s an extremely good unit and ideal for this sort of work,” said field supervisor Theodore Cocking.
“Kennards is handy to us and hiring is much better in many ways because we only use the roller at certain times and we don’t have to pay for maintenance, service and things like that.”
Working in Columbia Crescent Reserve, Hallet Cove, a council crew stripped the old playground bare before constructing new paths and installing a range of modern play equipment.
The 2.5 tonne ride-on roller has a drum width of 1.2 metres and features two vibration frequencies allowing an operator to compact a sub-base at a high centrifugal force and switch to the low setting for asphalt layers.
Ergonomic features include a roomy, vibration-isolated operator station with all-around visibility.
A single hydraulic control lever with a built-in vibration control switch simplifies operation.
Details on the full range of compaction equipment for hire can be found in a new edition of the Kennards Hire catalogue, which is available free at more than 100 hire centres across Australia as well as on the Kennards Hire website.