Double-drum rollers are heavy-duty compaction machines that can efficiently smooth a variety of surfaces...Show More
Double-drum rollers are heavy-duty compaction machines that can efficiently smooth a variety of surfaces. These vehicles have the ability to handle all sorts of intensive compaction tasks, from parking lot paving to highway construction. Particularly useful in heavy-duty asphalt applications, double-drum rollers can help in both the preparation and finishing phases.
Double-drum rollers have twice the flattening power of single-drum rollers because they have two steel drums instead of one. Since the double-drum versions do not have tires, however, they have less traction and generally only work well on flat surfaces or surfaces with gradual grading. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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The cost of renting double-drum rollers varies depending on size, location, availability, and duration. For example, day rentals for 36-inch ride-on rollers start at about $125, week rentals start around $400, and monthly rentals start at $1,000. For larger models like 60-inch and 66-inch diesel rollers, please consult a representative for a quote.
The ideal choice depends on your project requirements. Double-drum rollers are larger and more powerful. They can smooth large sections of asphalt quickly and easily. Because they don’t have tires, however, they operate best on wide-open, relatively flat surfaces. On the other hand, the pneumatic tires of single-drum rollers offer better maneuverability, traction, and control. They make a great choice for prep work, such as leveling areas for sidewalks, foundations and driveways.
Walk-behind rollers offer basic compaction abilities for smaller personal projects. These hand-operated machines can help you tackle tasks like yard work or patching asphalt in your driveway. Because of their size, light weight and maneuverability, they make a great choice for compacting soil in narrow areas or near walls (or other obstacles).
Vibratory rollers are like smooth rollers except that they vibrate, helping improve the density of the soil and the efficiency of the process, but they aren’t suited for all types of soil. These heavy-duty compactors use the force of vibration to compact loose materials into smooth, workable surfaces and are ideal for work on uneven terrain and with materials like gravel and crushed rock.