Ammann unveils new line of articulated rollers


The new light tandem rollers from Ammann feature drums that can quickly be adjusted from in-line to off-set configurations, helping operators reach their compaction goals.

The roller line includes the ARX 36-2, the ARX 40-2, the ARX 40-2C, the ARX 45-2 and the ARX 45-2C.

The compactors utilize engines that are compliant with Tier 4 Final emissions standards.

“Rollers that are off-set are able to work close to curbs and other obstructions,” said Josef Dementêv, global product specialist for machines at Ammann. “Operators need watch only one drum, knowing the second will be a safe distance from the obstruction.”

The in-line setting, which enables equal distribution of compaction forces, is preferred on more open jobsites. The adjustment between in-line and off-set configurations is done manually and an easy adjustment for operators according to Ammann.

The articulating joint, which makes the in-line/off-set adjustment possible, is maintenance-free.

The machines feature a number of design enhancements, including an intuitive dashboard layout, a redesign of the front and rear of the machine and a new LED light system. 

A new protective guardrail has been placed around the dashboard as well. Furthermore, reduced sound levels improve operator safety, as does the new LED light system.

The “C” versions are combination machines, which utilize steel drums in front and pneumatic tires in the rear.

The Ammann rollers’ working widths range from 100 cm on the ARX 23-2 up to 138 cm on the ARX 45-2. 

Weights vary from 2.2 tonnes up to 4.6 tonnes.

The rollers are able to tackle several applications, including small and medium construction sites, city roads, boardwalks, city street repairs and road maintenance.

“The intuitive operator control panel and spacious platform offer comfort to suit a variety of operators,” Dementêv said. “Durable components and fuel-efficient engines maximize uptime and lower lifetime operating costs.”

The rollers are also compatible with Ammann ServiceLink, a fleet management system that enables close monitoring to keep owners informed of machine service needs.

“These machines are built to help operators succeed – and ultimately to help business owners find the productivity and profitability they need,” Dementêv said.

Other Ammann features:

  • An electronic drive lever for smooth starts and stops, especially important on asphalt jobs.
  • An optional Intelligent Compaction tool for optimal efficiency.
  • All-around machine visibility for safety on the jobsite.
  • Accessible service and maintenance points

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