IRN looks at some of the new compaction equipment available, including machines from JCB, Hamm, Paclite, Weber MT and Masterpac. We start, however, with Chris Sleight’s report on the latest tandem rollers from Bomag.
Compaction specialist Hamm will take the wraps off the 311 compactor at the bC India exhibition. The unit was designed in co-operation between its German and Indian engineers and is manufactured at a new factory in Pune.
Singapore-Chinese company Uni-corp is marketing its own Paclite Equipment brand of light compaction and concreting equipment worldwide after many years acting as an OEM supplier to manufacturers in the west.
Wacker Neuson says its new DPU 130 vibratory plate offers the same compacting power as a 7 t roller. A key feature of the remote controlled unit is the use of two ground plates that make it more maneuverable.
Compaction and light equipment manufacturer Masterpac is to establish a new European sales office in Paris, France on 1 March 2010. The operation will be run by ex-Dynapac sales and marketing employee Ms Nathalie Nguyen.
Sakai unveiled its new 10.6 tonne SW770HF vibratory tandem roller last week at the World of Asphalt show in Orlando, US. The machine on show was the first production model in a ‘slow release' program and represents Sakai's entry into the larger rollers market in the US.