The demand for compaction equipment has been driven by highways and rural roads. They are being used in soil to rearrange the particles and reduce the void ratio and increase soil density. Improper compaction of soil results in structural distress from excessive total settlements and differential settlements. Therefore the right construction equipment is pivotal. Manufacturers are focusing on coming out with compaction equipment models that are fuel-efficient and require minimal maintenance. With competition, intensifying suppliers are concentrating on coming out with machines that would ideally suit Indian working conditions. The ARX 90.2 Articulated Tandem Roller is the perfect fit for it.
Ammann India has unveiled a new roller for the Indian market. The ARX 90.2 Articulated Tandem Roller, a 9-tonne machine, serves a highly demanded market segment. It provides one of the highest compaction outputs in its weight range. The roller features a heavy-duty engine, which is CEV Stage IV compliant. It is manufactured at Ammann India in Ahmedabad. The machine can compact from thin to thick asphalt layers in fewer passes with its high compaction output. A combination of drum dimensions, frequencies and amplitudes provide productivity and flexibility on a variety of job sites. The machine features a powerful, two-stage vibratory system – combined with drum dimensions and multiple amplitudes and frequency settings that provides productivity and flexibility in both soil and asphalt applications. The machine’s unique propulsion system enables smooth starts and stops that improve mat quality when working on asphalt. A powerful, two-stage vibratory system – combined with drum dimensions and multiple amplitudes and frequency settings – provides productivity and flexibility in both soil and asphalt applications. The varied settings expedite compaction of loose sub-base materials, such as gravel, as well as asphalt, including thick lifts. The frequency and amplitude ranges help the machine successfully reach compaction goals in fewer passes.
The machine applications include highways and city/municipal roads; PMGSY (urban-rural connectivity); airports; port distribution hubs; industrial developments; roads for power and steel plants; Formula 1 roadways; and smart city developments. The machine’s propulsion system is unique to the market. It utilises an efficient hydraulic system, traction control and speed sensors. This enables smooth starts and stops that improve mat quality when working on asphalt.
The location of the engine in the rear of the roller is another advantage. This placement helps drive vibration away from the operator and toward the compaction target. It also improves visibility and redirects heat from the operator, thereby increasing comfort.
Ammann Compaction Expert (ACE), Ammann’s proprietary Intelligent Compaction system, is available as an option. ACE monitors density and provides feedback, helping to reduce the number of passes. It also eliminates both overcompaction and undercompaction and reduces fuel consumption. Ease of maintenance is an added benefit. All service and maintenance points can be accessed from the ground, and bearings are self-lubricating
To know more about the equipment, visit: www.ammann.com