Articulated pneumatic-tire roller
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment Roads
Designed with the North American market in mind, Hamm’s new HP 100i pneumatic-tire roller is engineered primarily for the chipseal process. Featuring five wheels on the front axle and four wheels on the rear axle, it has a working width of 68″ (1,725 mm). Overlapping of the machine’s tire tracks ensures homogeneous compaction.
To match the application, the roller is offered with 13,227 lb., 17,637 lb. or 22,046 lb. operating weights. The ballast kits for adjusting the weight are designed in such a way that individual modules can be attached or detached as required. Furthermore, the 185-gal (700 l) capacity water tank can be used for the ballasting. As an option, the roller can also be equipped with a water-sprinkling system as well as scrapers for the tires and thermal aprons and the HTM (Hamm Temperature Meter).
The company offers the pneumatic-tire roller with open operator’s platform, including ROPS, with protective roof, or with ROPS cab. In each case, many storage options are available. Depending on the configuration, cup holders, heating, and air-conditioning system, as well as a 12 V power socket, are standard equipment or available as an option.
The seat height and the degree of hardness of the suspension – as well as the seat tilt – can be adjusted as standard. The tilt and height of the armrests can also be adjusted at any time. Options such as a comfort exit with tiltable steering column, a backrest extension, seat belt monitoring device, an additional driving lever and comfort armrests on the left and right, as well as a radio, round off the range.
For optimum visibility, the seat operating unit can be rotated 90° to the left and right. In addition, there is a good view of the tire edges from the cab. For the cab version, a camera for monitoring the rear space is also available as an option. For operation on public roads, the manufacturer offers a lighting package that is adapted to national specifications. It can be supplemented with four-way work spotlights, available as halogen lights or as high-power LEDs, and by LED tire lighting.
The working speed of the roller can be steplessly increased up to 11.8 mph (19 km/h), while an intelligent travel control system supports smooth and precise reversing behind the paver. Anti-slip control (ASC) is also available as an option for improved traction on rough terrain.