Compactors & Rollers for Sale: Find a Sheepsfoot Roller & More
Compactors, also known as "rollers", are primarily used to smooth out gravel, concrete or asphalt, though they can also be used in agricultural fields or to flatten out landfills. We proudly list a wide variety of compactor-roller types and brands, so if you are after a sheepsfoot roller for clay or silt, or perhaps a reliable Caterpillar roller, our sellers are sure to have the right compactor-roller to match your needs.
Choosing the Right Compactor Design
After you decide on a Caterpillar compactor, Wacker, or any other brand, you still need to figure out exactly which kind of compactor-roller to purchase.
- Sheepsfeet Roller – The drum has many rectangular “feet” that are good for heavy or silty clays, but not so much with sand-like soils. The drums can be filled with water or wet sand for increased weight, and they usually provide 8-10% coverage after 10 to 20 passes.
- Pad Foot Roller – Similar to a sheepsfeet roller, but much heavier. It’s able to break apart large materials about by driving at high speeds, making it perfect for cohesive soils.
- Pneumatic Tyred Roller – A heavy wagon sits on six tires spaced close together, providing uniform pressure and a coverage of 80% after about 8 passes. These compactor-roller models are used for pavement, loose or fine soils, and sands.
- Smooth-Wheeled Roller – This has one large drum in the front and wheels or a drum in the back to provide 100% coverage for silty or sandy soils. Tandem rollers (one rear wheel and one frontal wheel) weigh 2 to 8 tons, while three-wheeled rollers (two heels in the back and one frontal wheel) weigh 8 to 10 tons.
- Vibrating Roller – These rollers are the same as smooth-wheeled rollers, but they vibrate to further smooth out the coverage.
- Grid Roller – Can compact rocks and coarse soils, but not clay-like soils or uniform soils.
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