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BAUMA Vermiet expands co-operation with Hamm and Wirtgen Hamburg

BAUMA Vermiet expands co-operation with Hamm and Wirtgen Hamburg BAUMA Vermiet and Handels GmbH has been active as a dealer for compact rollers from HAMM since the end of September 2018. The company from Großenaspe, located in central Schleswig-Holstein, has been working with Wirtgen Hamburg Vertriebs and Service GmbH for many years. So far, the focus has …

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers The “Quality Road Construction Baden-Württemberg 4.0” project needs machines that can communicate with one another digitally – and it also needs people who can operate these technologies. A machine operator reports on his experiences with a high-tech Ammann compactor that was deployed during the project. …

Construction and environmental specialist Amand invests in Ammann Compactors

Construction and environmental specialist Amand invests in Ammann Compactors The Amand group of companies regularly rejuvenates its equipment fleet at intervals of three to five years. On each occasion, several manufacturers have the chance to demonstrate their capabilities. For the last 20 years, Ammann has emerged victorious from the bidding rounds and in early summer …

Eurovia Surfacing adds new BOMAG roller to its fleet

Eurovia Surfacing adds new BOMAG roller to its fleet Eurovia Surfacing has added a new state-of-the-art roller that boasts some of the latest compaction technology to its fleet. The new BOMAG BW174AP AM is among the first rollers equipped with the Asphalt Manager 2 compaction system to be introduced into the United Kingdom. Asphalt Manager …

Cat CW16 Pneumatic Compactor features two-wheel configuration and ballast choices

Cat CW16 Pneumatic Compactor features two-wheel configuration and ballast choices Designed for use on granular materials and all types of asphalt-mix designs, the new Cat CW16 pneumatic (rubber-tire) roller is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-inch (1754 mm) compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-inch (2 132 mm) …

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. These rollers have now become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology …

New GRW 280i pneumatic tyre roller from HAMM delivers Easy Drive dynamics

New GRW 280i pneumatic tyre roller from HAMM delivers Easy Drive dynamics Hamm has been producing pneumatic tyre rollers with great success for over 50 years. Having revolutionised this machine type with its asymmetrical frame design around 8 years ago, the roller manufacturer HAMM is now set to present the next innovation in the pneumatic …

HAMM HD+ 90i PH tandem roller is an environmentally friendly hybrid

HAMM HD+ 90i PH tandem roller is an environmentally friendly hybrid HAMM has introduced the HD+ 90i PH tandem roller with hybrid power train, combining a conventional internal combustion engine with a hydraulic accumulator: the diesel engine covers the base load while the hydraulic accumulator meets peak loads. In 2017, the innovative roller demonstrated the …

Record production and factory expansion marks HAMM’s 140th year

Record production and factory expansion marks HAMM’s 140th year HAMM, the oldest manufacturer of road building machines in the world, is celebrating the 140th anniversary of its foundation. Fittingly, the innovative company is maintaining a successful course with its modern compaction technology, as the latest production figures show. In 2017, for example, HAMM produced more …

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines One of the UK’s leading builder’s merchants is investing heavily in its tool hire business with an order for 500 JCB machines worth more than £8 million. Jewson is buying a fleet of JCB’s new flagship 15C-1mini excavators and JCB 8008 micro excavators, along with the …

Ammann APR Plate Compactor reduce unwanted vibration

Ammann APR Plate Compactor reduce unwanted vibration Ammann is introducing updated hand guides on it’s current APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors, reducing unwanted vibration to its lowest levels yet. A new mounting for the guide handle isolates vibration and prevents it from reaching the operator, significantly improving both comfort and safety. Specifically, the new mounting …

Ammann Australia expands

Ammann Australia expands Solid growth has led Ammann Australia to relocate its headquarters, warehouse and training centre to better serve its customers in the region. The facility was moved from Narangba to a new location about 10 km north in Caboolture. The move took place in January 2018. “This move is a reflection of Ammann’s …

Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System

Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System The system, ACEecon, eliminates guesswork by measuring compaction progress in real time. The information is communicated to the operator via an LED display on top of the machine. Without the system, the operator must estimate the compaction level. If the operator overestimates compaction, he might depart prematurely …

Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring

Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring Since the beginning of the year, Ammann has made it possible to optimise maintenance as well as fleet control and rental by way of an innovative tool: Ammann ServiceLink, which provides practical digital control of key machine data for compactors of the APR, APH …

Wirtgen featuring exciting road construction solutions at Intermat 2018

Wirtgen featuring exciting road construction solutions at Intermat 2018 Exciting product innovations, some 30 exhibits, experienced application specialists and an extensive range of services: The Wirtgen Group premium solutions for the complete road construction process chain will be on display at Intermat in Paris on stand 5A K 180 from April 23-28, 2018. The focus this …

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors Customers expect Cat® Paving products to offer machines and services to help them become more efficient and profitable. These new models do just that by making them easy to operate, simple to transport, and quick to service. The new CB1.7 and CB1.8 utilize a weight based nomenclature that signifies its …

Caterpillar adds new Tandem Vibratory Rollers to their Paving machine family

Caterpillar adds new Tandem Vibratory Rollers to their Paving machine family Caterpillar Inc. announces the addition of the new production-class Tandem Vibratory Rollers to the Paving products family. The new models are the CB13, CB15, and CB16. New nomenclature corresponds to the 13-, 15- and 16-ton weight classes they reside in. Furthermore, these models can …

Volvo introduces new combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo introduces new combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018 With the latest engine technology and features that help to provide a dense, high-quality mat, the CR30B and CR35B are the ideal fit for small-scale compaction projects. Volvo Construction Equipment launched the CR30B and CR35B combination rollers at World of Asphalt, adding to its small …

Volvo debuts renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo debuts renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment will bring a significantly revamped road product line-up to World of Asphalt 2018, anchored by a trio of new compactors equipped with the latest intelligent machine control technology. “Over the past year Volvo has launched eight new compactor and three new …

VolvoCE continues expansion of asphalt compactor lineup

VolvoCE continues expansion of asphalt compactor lineup The DD110C is the latest in a series of recent double drum asphalt compactor introductions from Volvo — offering the latest in advanced technologies that have the potential to drastically improve job quality, productivity and machine uptime. With a 66-inch drum width and 24,350-pound operating weight, the DD110C …

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The business had revenues of approximately MEUR 57 (MSEK 570) in 2016. In total, approximately 200 employees will join Husqvarna Group. …

Ammann ATR 30 is the perfect tool for cabling and civil engineering

Ammann ATR 30 is the perfect tool for cabling and civil engineering Ammann recently introduced the ATR 30 rammer. This new, lightweight model extended the lower weight end of the rammer portfolio from Ammann and has proven to be highly successful. The rammer’s narrow foot and slim design make it an ideal fit for contractors …

Dynapac introduces 6th generation of small asphalt rollers

Dynapac introduces 6th generation of small asphalt rollers The new CC1100/CC1200 generation VI is designed to meet the construction industry’s tough conditions with the operator in mind resulting in a robust, comfortable and modern machine for best compaction result. The new machine has a unique design with its cross-mounted engine in combination with an excellent …

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors with Rental Market in mind

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors with Rental Market in mind Customers expect Cat® Paving Products to offer machines and services that help them become more efficient and profitable. These new Caterpillar Compactor models do just that by making them easy to operate, simple to transport, and quick to service. The new CB2.5, CB2.7, CB2.9, and …

Ammann vibratory plate compactors deliver results

Ammann vibratory plate compactors deliver results Word has spread far and wide in Europe that vibratory plates from Ammann enjoy a good reputation in the construction and landscape gardening industry. They stand out first and foremost through their compaction performance and ease of use, even when operated by inexperienced users New surface for the riding …

Intelligent compaction key to new Ammann rollers

Intelligent compaction key to new Ammann rollers Ammann has released four new soil compactors in its ASC product line. The compactors are built to combine high output with intelligent compaction systems to help contractors eliminate passes – and ultimately reduce costs. The new models are the ASC 110 T4f, ASC 130 T4f, ASC 150 T4f …

35 years of quality and oscillation experience in HAMM Rollers

35 years of quality and oscillation experience in HAMM Rollers For more than 35 years, HAMM has included oscillation rollers in its product range and with over 35 models; it offers by far and away the widest diversity in the world. A glance at the constructive realisation of the technology reveals the decades-long experience in …

Volvo CE releases Compact Assist for accurate soil compaction

Volvo CE releases Compact Assist for accurate soil compaction Adding to the suite of Assist programs available through the Volvo Co-Pilot interface, Compact Assist for Soil is now available in North America. Compact Assist for Soil offers real-time guidance to the operator by displaying number of passes and Compaction Meter Value (CMV), showing operators the …

FHWA and Transtec Group release Intelligent Compaction guideline documents

FHWA and Transtec Group release Intelligent Compaction guideline documents Adequate and uniform compaction of road materials, such as soils, aggregate bases, and asphalt pavement materials, is one of the most important requirements in roadway construction. It is indispensable to strive for high quality of compaction to ensure long-lasting performance. Intelligent Compaction (IC), which uses modern …

Intelligent soil compaction with Bomag Economizer for single drum rollers

Intelligent soil compaction with Bomag Economizer for single drum rollers The Bomag Economizer measures the level of compaction and displays the result in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. At customer request, Bomag now equips any of its single drum roller models worldwide with the Economizer. For years, the intuitive Bomag Economizer display has been in popular use on …

New Volvo double drum rollers crush the competition on fuel efficiency

New Volvo double drum rollers crush the competition on fuel efficiency Able to perform in tight areas or the open road, the DD30B and DD35B double drum compactors from Volvo Construction Equipment offer up to a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency when compared to predecessor models. The latest double drum models from Volvo Construction …

Three decades of experience makes HAMM the world leader in oscillation compaction

Three decades of experience makes HAMM the world leader in oscillation compaction Over 30 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers, and these rollers have become an integral part of its product offering. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology have delivered …

Ammann unveils new rammers

Ammann unveils new rammers Ammann announces the release of ATR 60 and ATR 68 Rammers and the ATR 30 Rammer, the lightest in the Ammann line-up. The ATR (Ammann Tamper Rammer) models replace the ACR Rammers. The ATR family maintains key features of the ACR line-up, including their industry-leading compaction output and forward movement. The …

ACEecon compaction measurement system now available for Ammann Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors

ACEecon compaction measurement system now available for Ammann Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors Ammann’s proprietary ACEecon compaction measurement system is now available as an option on Ammann APR 4920 and APR 5920 Reversible Vibratory Plates. ARP 4920 and APR 5920 are the two largest models of reversible vibratory plates that use a centrifugal clutch for their …

Ammann unveils forward-moving Vibratory Plates

Ammann unveils forward-moving Vibratory Plates Ammann has released its new line of technologically advanced APF Forward Moving Vibratory Plate Compactors, primarily for European countries. The plates provide industry-leading compaction power, manoeuvrability, forward-moving speed and climbing ability. They also are known for dramatically reducing unwanted vibration to operators. The new models are the Ammann APF 12/33, …

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation Part 1: Tried and tested solutions for asphalt and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. In the meantime, this technology has become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years …

Yutong Dynamic Compaction Machines is the first to participate in the Trimble Ready® program  in China

Yutong Dynamic Compaction Machines is the first to participate in the Trimble Ready® program  in China Zhengzhou Yutong Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Joins the Trimble Ready Program as Trimble announces that Yutong has become the first Chinese manufacturer to participate in the Trimble Ready® program for dynamic compaction applications. As part of the program, Trimble and Yutong will work …

Ammann Soil and Asphalt Rollers play key roles in Bangladesh infrastructure projects

Ammann Soil and Asphalt Rollers play key roles in Bangladesh infrastructure projects Spectra Engineers has a reputation for completing quality work in a timely manner. The company, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, now is relying on Ammann soil and asphalt compactors to further build on its reputation. Spectra is working on two key projects. The first, construction …

Sri Lanka relies on Ammann compaction equipment for provincial road project

Sri Lanka relies on Ammann compaction equipment for provincial road project Past performance is essential to future work when it comes to Sri Lankan infrastructure projects. With much future business at stake, Rathne Construction used a variety of Ammann compaction machines on a recent provincial road project. “We always are concerned about project deadlines and facing …

Ammann celebrates a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Ammann celebrates a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Ammann had a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, held in Las Vegas earlier this month, with hundreds of customers and prospects visiting the booth, and many climbing to the top of the ABA UniBatch asphalt-mixing plant. “We had an opportunity to hear from many visitors, and that communication is essential,” said Hans-Christian …

Dynapac’s new tandem asphalt roller CC950D delivers big impact in a small package

Dynapac’s new tandem asphalt roller CC950D delivers big impact in a small package Dynapac’s new small tandem asphalt roller, the CC950D is ideal for small-scale compaction work, such as bicycle paths, narrow roads and small parking areas. It fulfills a need for high-quality compaction in areas that are difficult to reach with a larger roller. The …

Ammann will feature its Compaction equipment at SMOPYC 2017

Ammann will feature its Compaction equipment at SMOPYC 2017 The diverse Ammann roadbuilding product range will be showcased at SMOPYC 2017, to be held in Zaragoza, Spain, from 25-29 April 2017. Featured products will include light compaction equipment, heavy compaction equipment and a display of the proprietary as1 Control System for asphalt and concrete plants. …

Bomag BW 28 RH pneumatic tyred roller keeps getting better

Bomag BW 28 RH pneumatic tyred roller keeps getting better Bomag has been developing and building compaction machines in Boppard, Germany for 60 years. Their goal is to progress continuously and make each new generation of machines better and more efficient than the previous one. This was achieved once again with the new BW 28 RH pneumatic …

Ammann’s Plates, Compactors and Plant featured at SaMoTer in Italy

Ammann’s Rammers, Plates, Compactors and Plant featured at SaMoTer in Italy Ammann will be showcasing their product line at this year’s SaMoTer building machinery exhibition in Verona, Italy, from 22-25 February 2017. The family owned company has started in 1869 and Hans-Christian Schneider, the current Ammann CEO, is the sixth generation to run the family business. Over the 150 …

FAYAT Group to acquire Dynapac from Atlas Copco

FAYAT Group to acquire Dynapac Fayat has agreed to buy the Dynapac Road Construction Equipment Division of Atlas Copco, which manufactures rollers for asphalt & soil applications, and also paving and milling machines. Fayat has great expertise in this market through their group companies: Bomag, Marini, Marini-Ermont, SAE, Secmair and Breining, and plans to strengthen …

Ammann featuring new plant and equipment at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Ammann, based in Langenthal, Switzerland will show the technology and the productivity advantages it has to offer with its product range from fully assembled asphalt plants to small vibratory plate compactors at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG  Show in Las Vegas. The construction industry trade show, to be held in Las Vegas on March 7-11, will include more than 2,500 …

Istanbul Airport sees largest compaction project in history with 130 Bomag Rollers

130 Bomag Rollers synchronised in the largest compaction project in history Bomag is the largest manufacturer or Rollers in the world and their expertise was bought into action in 2014 for the construction of Istanbul New Airport, close to the Black Sea coast, which was the world’s largest airport construction site. Extending over some 8,000 …

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety A Korean company that specialises in guardrail systems and traffic cones has developed a new barrier system that incorporates rollers to absorb impact and steer vehicle back into the traffic. Concrete barriers and conventional metal guardrail system are effective, but cause major damage to the …

Formula 1 circuit in Baku – Hamm rollers refine demanding street circuit

On 19 June, the Formula 1 once again broke new ground: for the first time, a race was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Instead of building a new track somewhere in the open countryside, the German circuit planner Hermann Tilke, who had already planned the track in Shanghai in 2004, designed a demanding street …

Case PT240 rolls over the competition

Case PT240 rolls over the competition The new Case PT240 is a versatile eight-wheeled machine designed for rolling hot mix asphalt surface treatments like chip and seal and soil stabilization applications. With its turbocharged engine, the pneumatic tire compactor has power for operating on grades up to 25 degrees and on materials with higher rolling resistance. A wide …