Atlas Copco launches redesigned roller

By Steve Ducker26 August 2015

Atlas Copco has launched the LP6505 walk-behind duplex roller after a redesign of the previous LP6500 model.

Perhaps the most obvious difference in the makeover is the outer design.

The new flip-up hoods make for easy access to all service points, such as engine maintenance or battery charging. The previously manual brakes are replaced with new automatic hydraulic brakes, so when pressure goes down, the roller brakes automatically.

If pressure goes up, the brakes are released. The LP6505 is also equipped with new scrapers to avoid material sticking on the drums. Overall it’s easier to operate.

”After a decade of success with our fully hydraulic duplex roller LP6500, we are now updating it to the LP6505”, said Kjell Helgesson, the company’s light compaction product and application specialist.

”Of course it’s still fully hydraulic, both for vibration and travelling, but also with new good looking designed hoods. We are also using our new hydraulic oil cooler so we can control temperature in hot environments.”

Atlas Copco said it is the only manufacturer that delivers this type of hydraulic oil cooler.

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