ELB Equipment, local distributor of Ammann equipment, is now supplying the upgraded the Ammann ARW65, the popular walk-behind roller with a versatility far beyond the ordinary and extended effectiveness to more job types and sites.

Craig Sheppard of ELB Equipment with the Ammann ARW65 walk-behind roller which has been updated for even more versatility on site.

Craig Sheppard of ELB Equipment with the Ammann ARW65 walk-behind roller which has been updated for even more versatility on site. Supplied by ELB Equipment

With multiple settings for standard compaction of substructures on construction sites or more specialised roads settings, the machine takes the place of several different types of rollers where its range of vibratory frequencies allows it to punch well above its weight in certain applications, while its manoeuvrability, controllability and advanced safety features make it an excellent option in tight quarters.

Craig Sheppard of ELB Equipment, local distributor of Ammann equipment, says the Ammann ARW65’s versatility isn’t the only reason it is a top seller throughout the entire southern African region – it is also due to its durability and reliability in extreme conditions. Whereas other types of vibratory rollers have complex drive systems and other mechanisms, the trustworthy green and yellow machine has a fully hydraulic drive with no need for high maintenance centrifugal clutch and V-belts.

The hydrostatic drive also provides improved traction and gradeability with individual drive motors in both drums for smooth topping and starting which is essential in asphalt applications. With the weight-adjustable vibratory system set between the two drums the machine is perfectly balanced and settable with two frequency and two centrifugal forces and compaction of up to 30cm on sand and 20cm on soil. These combine to give the machine the most versatility possible and useability on the widest range of work sites.

Other highlights of the new champion Ammann ARW65 walk-behind roller include:

  • Large anti-corrosion 60ℓ 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 700kg
  • 650mm 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
  • Legendary reliability
  • Vibrant new colour scheme

“Ammann have made the most versatile walk-behind roller even better and focused on some of the small things that make a big difference to easier and safer operation on site. It is difficult to think that such a well-loved machine can be improved, yet Amman has done a fine job of updating it to suit local requirements,” says Sheppard.

Source: Supplied by ELB Equipment