Ride-on rollers provide compaction solutions for a wide variety applications. Smooth double-drum rollers are used for asphalt and road projects and also be used for sand/gravel applications. All are equipped with a hydrostatic drive and use vibration to achieve compaction. They are also equipped with water spray kits to help keep fresh asphalt from sticking to the drums. Double-drum rollers range in size from 36”-51” in drum-width. The wider rollers weigh more in order to provide sufficient compaction over a wider footprint.
Single-drum rollers come in two basic configurations – smooth drum or pad-foot drum. Smooth single-drum rollers are mostly used for loose, dry aggregates like sand, gravel and Class 5 or on asphalt. Single drum pad-foot rollers are used for clay and dirt/soil applications and are equipped with scraper to keep wet material from plugging up the drum. Like double-drum rollers, they are equipped with hydrostatic drives and use vibration generated in the drum to achieve compaction. Sizes range from 48”-84” wide. Pad-foot rollers often are also equipped with a knock-down blade.