Do you need a construction roller?

20 July 2020

Do you need a construction roller?

Are you planning to buy a construction roller? From compacting soil to working with stone layers, these machines offer you a dynamic performance.

If you’re looking for a robust machine you can rely on, the Wirtgen Hamm Roller is your best option.

What are construction rollers?

Rollers are robust machines that use vibration and impact loading to compact materials. Kneading is also used to compress the targeted materials. The type of compaction method is one of the defining attributes of the different variations of construction rollers.

What can construction rollers be used for?

Construction rollers are useful if you need to compact a range of materials, such as:

  • Soil
  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Crushed stone layers

1. Sheep foot roller

This type of construction roller is also referred to as a tampering roller. At the front of these machines is a steel drum, which is comprised of identical rectangular boots positioned to create a hexagonal pattern. The area that the sheep foot roller covers is slightly less than its size. The weight of the machine, as well as kneading, is used to achieve compaction. When you’re selecting one of these construction rollers for your business, you’ll have a choice of different contact pressures.

The tamping foot roller is designed with four wheels and the kneading boots are positioned on the wheels. The advantage of this variation is that it covers a larger area. This type of roller is well suited for working with fine-grained soils. The wheel type is the distinguishing factor between sheep foot and wheel rollers.

2. Smooth wheel roller

A smooth wheel roller is similar to a vibratory roller. The main difference between them is the type of vibratory equipment that is used. The smooth wheel variation doesn’t have a vibrator attached to the wheel. This type of machinery is best suited to working with asphalt pavements. It’s not the best option if you need to compact clay or sand.

The right construction roller can enhance the efficiency of your business. Contact our Machinery Exchange sales team on for more info.

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