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Wanting something like this!

Discussion in 'Rollers' started by Turbotexas, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Turbotexas

    Turbotexas Well-Known Member

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    IMG_5317.JPG I'm looking for a smaller roller like this one! Small, single drum to do road base jobs her in south texas!
    Need search terms or any suggestions on finding something like this... older the cheaper as this is a start up business...
    I've already got a Allis Chalmers Model D grader!
     
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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Ironplanet has weekly auctions, I've seen a few older smooth drum rollers available.
    Also Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers.

    Retail sites -

    Rock and Dirt
    Machinery Trader

    Best of luck. I would like to take a small 48" smooth drum myself.
     
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    Turbotexas Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll searchvthe iron planet!
    I hate Ritchie Brothers! Only because I've had to load at their auctions and it was a mess!
     
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  5. Turbotexas

    Turbotexas Well-Known Member

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    IMG_5349.JPG IMG_5350.JPG I found this for $3000.00!
    Beuthling B300 Steel Wheel Vibratory Compactor
    Kubota Diesel
     
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    Well I picked up this little gem last night! This morning when I got home something just didn't "look right"! I lost the damn water tank on the way home! :( not even sure if they make them still at this point! I'll just slap a 100 gallon tank I already have on here for now! I think it ripped the water pump out with it as well! As there's a switch on the console that has water label on it!
    Of course it's raining like a MOFO today, so I won't be able to play with it!
     

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  8. cuttin edge

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    Are you working with asphalt? I am assuming that you know the water is for paving, not dust control or compaction. If you are going to be rolling anything but fine material with double drum roller, just know that that type of roller is really rough on anything but really fine material, and they are really dangerous on the shoulder of the road, meaning that they upset easy.
     
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    This is for asphalt as well. The water keeps the wheels wet so the asphalt does not stick. On some you can adjust the air in the tires. Here, you would have a large double drum roller follow the asphalt spreader. The rubber tire roller like this one would come next, followed by another double drum to take out marks and bumps. They all spray water on drums or tires to keep the page from sticking to them.
     
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    Now you tell me? Lol No, this will be used for what we call caliche or crushed rock! It will be used on smaller jobs like short driveways or sidewalks! Yes it will be finer pieces, and for now I'll have to rent a heavier roller for a longer or larger road or pad! I'm not wanting to do much more than driveways and house/concrete pads for now, probably never get into asphalt or concrete work, as there's enough people doing that I can Sub contract out if need be!
    The water will help keep the rollers clean, and I've got a 600 gallon water tank tobpre wet anything I roll!
     
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    A neighbor has one like this for sale, and he uses it to pack the caliche! Although, the one place I seen him use it, it didn't look like it did a very smooth job? Simply because the clay he threw the rock on, ate the rock!!
     
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    It can be used for aggregate compaction, we used to use them plus a lot of water on sandy gravel. But it is primarily for asphalt. There should be scrapers on the tires, and a tarp like a skirt around the wheels to keep the heat in. I've seen tow behind models on clay ground. I am dead serious about that little double drum being dangerous on the edge of the road. They will slip into he ditch really quickly and roll over.
     
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    I'll remember that about being slippery! Maybe I'll drop the rubber tires down and they can act as outriggers?
     
  14. kellybarunimate

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    the roller look like a core barrels without drilling bits. maybe u can try big heavy equipment supplier such as SANY for a used roller drum.
     
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