Several 2.5 tonne articulated, twin drum rollers are now available in select areas and are making a good impression.
A VicRoads crew, who hired one of the machines from Kennards Airport West while building a new bus bay on busy Milleara Road in East Keilor, gave it the tick of approval.
“It was excellent - I give it six stars” said Don Cecere, works supervisor, road surface, out from Dandenong.
Kennards Hire’s 2.5 tonne ride-on roller has a drum width of one metre, and features two vibration frequencies, allowing the operator to compact the 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.
Kennards Hire has also invested in other types of compaction equipment, with remote-controlled pad foot rollers also now available in some regions.
More reversible plate compactors have also been added, with an extra large model available in Perth.