Rollers are used to compact the soil, mainly for road construction. In the stock of BAS World, you will find a varied range of rollers. The rollers for sale with us have been thoroughly inspected in advance. This way you are assured of a fair price and reliable purchase. Buying a roller? And no idea what to look out for? Then read on below for more information.
Are you looking for a reliable and efficient roller for, for example, all your road construction projects? At BAS World you will find an extensive range of rollers of different brands and models. But what is a roller and what should you pay attention to when buying a roller? We describe that below.
A road roller is a construction machine used to compact soil such as asphalt, concrete and other soft surfaces. This mainly occurs in road construction. There are different types of roller machines used for different purposes. Think of a soil roller, vibrating roller, tire roller and tandem roller. The steel or rubber rollers of a roller are also called drums. The drums can also differ, because not every ground is equal.
Vibrating roller: When a roller machine has steel drums at the front and tires at the back, we call it a vibrating roller or ground roller. With the heavy drum at the front, you can easily level the ground surface. It is called a vibrating roller because these drums can vibrate, which allows them to compact the soil even more effectively. A vibratory roller can be equipped with cams. This profile is also called a patfoot. A cam roller is used to compact soft surfaces, such as clay or sand.
Tandem roller: When a roller has steel drums at the front and rear, the machine is called a tandem roller, duo roller or road roller. This is ideal for asphalt.
Tire roller: When a roller consists only of rubber tires that do not have a vibration function, we call it a tire roller. These rollers are ideal for asphalt.
Combination roller: A combination roller is used for compaction of asphalt. It is a combination of a steel drum at the front and a rubber band at the back.