On-Site Magazine

Road Widener offset vibratory roller

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

Attachment designed to safely compact sloping shoulders, ditches, trenches and other hard-to-reach areas.

(Photo courtesy of Road Widener LLC)

Road Widener’s Offset Vibratory Roller attachment allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches, trenches and other hard-to-reach areas alongside the road.

The roller is designed to attach to most loaders, graders, compact track loaders and skid steers, operating off the host machine’s engine and hydraulics. It offers the versatility of three interchangeable drums sizes and up to 30-degree pivot angles.

“With traditional compaction machines, every degree of slope is felt by operators as they navigate through uneven terrain, resulting in an increased risk of tipping,” said Lynn Marsh, Road Widener, LLC president. “The Offset Vibratory Roller combats that by providing a viable alternative that allows contractors to quickly and efficiently get the job done without risking an accident. It’s a game changer.”

The attachment is engineered to compact a variety of materials, including stone, asphalt, gravel and topsoil. Once attached to a host machine’s lift arm, the roller becomes operable by connecting to the host machine’s hydraulics and pairing the remote control. From there, all aspects of the attachment, including height, angle, extension and compaction adjustments, can be operated by a single crewmember via the remote control.

It has a total reach of 9 feet and can be purchased with a two, three or four-foot-wide drum. The drums can pivot up to 30 degrees, reach up to 30 inches below the mounting point, and are interchangeable. This allows road crews to take on jobs of varying sizes and aggregates by purchasing additional drums. The vibratory feature operates between 2,500 and 3,500 vibrations per minute for optimal compaction.

An adapter plate is available for host machines like compact backhoes and telescopic loaders that may not be readily setup to accept standard attachments. The Offset Vibratory Roller is compatible with standard and high flow hydraulics.




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