If your projects require surface preparation, you may benefit from using a road roller. These massive machines can flatten uneven ground quickly and efficiently to prepare them for paving. They consist of solid drums that roll over and compact soil and other loose materials. These machines are available in one-drum or two-drum configurations, which both offer specific advantages and disadvantages.
As the name indicates, this roller consists of one steel drum at the front of the machine. It also features two pneumatic tires installed on the rear, which provide excellent stability and traction when navigating rough terrain. The operator sits atop the roller in a centrally located cab. The single drum roller is also smaller than its double drum counterpart.
Typical single drum applications include road construction, leveling ground for sidewalks and driveways, preparing sites for building foundations and compacting soil, gravel and asphalt in smaller areas.
These rollers have drums at the front and back of the machine that serve as compactors and wheels. Unlike its single drum roller counterpart, double drum rollers have no tires. The drums are located underneath the body, enabling the operator to compact materials from in front and behind simultaneously.
Double drum rollers are generally used for asphalt compaction tasks that require more speed and power, such as when flattening and paving large sections of a highway during road construction projects.
A comparison between the two roller types can help you make the right choice for your projects:
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