A 1.2 tonne articulated ride-on roller from Kennards Hire was particularly good for work in corners when it was used on a construction project at the Heidelberg campus of the North Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
Liquid Rock Constructions used the machine to compact crushed rock before pouring a concrete slab for a new workshop, which was being constructed by principal contractor, Devco.
The It was the right size for the job, very easy to manoeuvre and handy in corners,” Liquid Rock foreman Dave Soderman said.
Kennards make it easy because they just drop it off and pick it up when finished.”
A big investment in compacting equipment in recent years has given Kennards a large fleet of twin-drum vibratory rollers.
2.5 tonne models can be hired in select areas, while 1.5 tonne units and pedestrian rollers can be hired across the network of more than 90 hire centres.
Remote-controlled pad foot rollers, for preparing trenches, are also available in some areas.
There are also more reversible plate compactors available, along with an extra large plate compactor in Perth. Rammers are also available.