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Versatile roller upgraded

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ELB Equipment’s Ammann ARW65 walk-behind roller

28th March 2024


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A well-known walk-behind roller has received significant upgrades that make it suitable for use on a wider range of applications and job sites.

The Ammann ARW65 roller features multiple settings for standard compaction of substructures on construction sites or more specialised roads settings. The machine’s range of vibratory frequencies means that it can be used in place of different types of rollers in certain applications. In addition, its manoeuvrability, controllability and advanced safety features make it easier to operate in small spaces.

Local distributor of Ammann equipment, ELB Equipment, says versatility, durability and reliability in extreme conditions have made the unit a top seller throughout the Southern African region. ELB Equipment’s Craig Sheppard explains that other types of vibratory rollers have complex drive systems and other mechanisms, while the green and yellow Ammann ARW65 has a fully hydraulic drive with no need for high maintenance, a centrifugal clutch and V-belts.

The hydrostatic drive helps ensure improved traction and gradeability with individual drive motors in both drums for smooth stopping and starting which is essential in asphalt applications. With the weight adjustable vibratory system set between the two drums, the machine is balanced and can be set with two frequencies and two centrifugal forces and compaction of up to 30 cm on sand and 20 cm on soil.

Features of the Ammann ARW65 walk-behind roller include:

  • Large anti-corrosion 60 l water tank
  • Hydraulic cooling system
  • Isolated guide handle with height setting
  • Central lifting points for secure transport and loading
  • Easily accessible maintenance points
  • Operating weight of just over 700 kg
  • 650 mm drum width
  • Efficient design with no snag points
  • Easy-to-set hydrostatic drive and vibration system
  • Choice of either Yanmar or Hatz diesel engines
  • Standard off-site monitoring with Ammann service-link monitoring software
  • Reliability
  • Vibrant new colour scheme

“Ammann have made the most versatile walk-behind roller even better and focussed on some of the small things that make a big difference to easier and safer operation on site,” adds Sheppard.



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