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The Most Powerful 26 Tonne Compaction Roller in the World

Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd have invested in the most powerful 26 tonne compaction roller, in the world from German manufacturer BOMAG.  BOMAG specialise in equipment for the compaction of soil, asphalt and refuse.

Our new deep impact roller effectively compacts the ground up to 4 metres deep, with every turn of its 26 tonne polygonal drum roller. It does this by rolling and vibrating at the same time. The roller surface is smooth, but it has a polygonal shape which sends vibrations into the ground as it travels across the land. The compacting vibrations, at various frequencies are controlled and directed both vertically and horizontally by computer aided equipment located in the drivers cab. As the machine works, the computer records the details and measures the ground strength and compaction achieved to enable the technical operator to monitor the results at all times. This technology prevents the same areas being compacted more than once. The data is stored and can be used to demonstrate improved ground strength.

Russ Smith, Transport and Plant Manager at Smith Construction said:

This new deep impact roller is a big investment for the company, it opens up a whole new field for compaction technology, and will enhance our ground stabilisation division. Our clients can now benefit from even more efficiency for ground remediation and stabilisation projects. 

As a company, we have always been at the forefront of sports ground construction technology and innovation, dating back to 1992, when we were the first to use laser dozers on sports pitches. Also in the late 1990s, we were the first to bring in laser controlled tracked tarmac pavers and again in the early 2000s when we brought ground stabilisation to the industry. Since then, these methods have become the norm. This is another first for Smith Construction.

Why use the BOMAG Roller?

  • Compacts the ground up to four metres deep
  • High Mobility
  • Integrated computer records details and measurements of the ground strength and compaction achieved
  • Uses GPS
  • 50% more performance compaction
  • Rolls and Vibrates simultaneously
  • Combines maximum surface performance with minimum cost per m3
To see the roller in action follow this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEw3aNEOpoA&t=15s 

For more information regarding the benefits of our new machine, and to enquire about hiring the machine, please do not hesitate to contact Russ Smith on 01529 461500.

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