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The 2020 Buyer’s Guide for Asphalt Pavers and Compactors
Equipment World’s 2020 Buyer’s Guide for Asphalt Pavers and Compactors offers an in-depth look at the latest paving equipment to hit the market.
July 1, 2020
Hamm intros next-generation HP 180i pneumatic tire compactor
This new pneumatic roller is part of the next generation of compactors to replace the Hamm GRW Series. More details here on Equipment World.
May 27, 2020
BOMAG concepts envision electric, LPG BW 120 rollers; fully autonomous ROBOMAG compactor
From electric and LPG drive systems for its BW 120 AD-5 tandem compactor to a fully autonomous roller, check out the latest from BOMAG here on Equipment World.
May 21, 2020
Volvo unveils DD128C double-drum compactor
Volvo Construction Equipment’s new DD128C double-drum compactor, showcased at its ConExpo booth, is designed to provide both smoothness and productivity, says the company. The 79-inch-wide drum with chamfer and radii drum edges gives the machine high compaction performance and reliability, Volvo CE says. With a diameter of 55 inches, the drum has auto-reversing eccentrics to […]
May 6, 2020
Dynapac expands further into oscillation with new CO5200 VI tandem compactor
Dynapac debuted its new oscillation compactor, the CO5200 VI tandem roller, at this year's ConExpo. More details and specs here on Equipment World.
April 24, 2020
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Cat Paving unveils simple automatic soil compaction for B-Series compactors
Caterpillar gave a sneak peek of a new automated soil compaction system that allows the operator to simply tap a few buttons to get the compactor automatically rolling, rather than having to input a load of data. The new Command for Compaction system’s touchscreen for Cat’s B-Series vibratory soil compactors enables the operator to set […]
September 24, 2019
BOMAG intros gas-powered BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor
Offered as a more economical alternative diesel-powered models, BOMAG has introduced the BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor. BOMAG says the BPR 60/65 consumes less than 1 gallon of gas per hour, is comfortable to operate and compacts large areas of at speeds reaching 91.9 feet per minute. Designed for soil and block paving applications, the […]
September 16, 2019
BOMAG reduces vibrations on operator’s hands with new BPR 70/70 D compactor
The BPR 70/70 D can be equipped with BOMAG’s Economizer, which shows the operator when optimum compaction has been achieved. More details on Equipment World.
June 22, 2018
Ammann’s ServiceLink provides key compactor data on the go
Ammann says its new ServiceLink mobile monitor for smaller compactors is designed to give accurate fleet data, such as battery status, usage and maintenance intervals. Available through Ammann’s U.S. distributors, ServiceLink data can be accessed through the free Ammann Service App or its Service Portal, giving fleet managers and others machine data on the go. […]
April 23, 2018
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INFOGRAPHIC: Double-drum compactor sales and buyer trends
A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates and TopBid auction price service.
April 19, 2018
Cat intros easy to use, easy to service CB1.7, CB1.8 utility compactors
Aimed primarily at the rental market and use in smaller jobs like bike paths, patchwork, parking lots, driveways and shoulder work, Cat has introduced two new utility compactor models designed to allow operators to quickly get to work. Making their debut at last week’s World of Asphalt show in Houston, the new Cat CB1.7 and […]
March 14, 2018
Slew of technology on Volvo’s new DD110C compactor boosts productivity
Volvo has added a variety of technological advancements to its new DD110C double drum asphalt compactor. The 10-ton-class compactor, which will be formally introduced at the World of Asphalt show in March, features an optional Compact Assist with Density Direct, which provides real-time density data displayed on a 10-inch touchscreen. The system prevents operators from […]
January 29, 2018
Volvo launches DD30B, DD35B compactors with 20% fuel efficiency boost
Volvo Construction Equipment has launched its DD30B and DD35B double drum asphalt compactors the company says can provide up to a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to previous models. The new machines are designed for driveways, small paths, shoulders and patch jobs. They feature Volvo’s TwinLock traction control and torque transfer system which […]
August 7, 2017
Contractors warm up to intelligent compaction as spec requirements increase
Intelligent compaction (IC) has been the most-touted development in roller technology the past few years. It is quickly becoming a necessity as transportation agencies gradually integrate the requirement for it into their specifications. For example, by 2018 the Minnesota Department of Transportation will require any project bigger than 5 lane miles to have 100 percent […]
April 28, 2017
Sany launches 2 new single-drum rollers with faster oscillation start times
Sany has introduced two new single drum rollers featuring a new vibration pump for faster oscillation start times. The 20-ton SSR200AC-8 and 22-ton SSR220AC-8 both have a width of 83.6 inches and are now equipped with a Bosch Rexroth vibration pump. Sany says this pump provides large volume delivery and stable power transmission which shortens […]
February 9, 2017
Caterpillar introduces oscillatory vibe system with new CB10 asphalt compactor
Caterpillar has introduced a new compactor, the CB10, featuring the company’s first oscillatory vibration drum, as well as a new compactor nomenclature. The new system will be available as an option on the rear drum of the machine. Bryan Downing, sales support consultant for compaction equipment, says the oscillation was a key feature to add […]
November 4, 2016
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