A single drum roller has one large steel drum on the front and pneumatic tires at the rear. Sometimes this large equipment is also called a road roller or steamroller. Discover more about the design of single drum rollers and what types of jobs they’re used for.
On a single drum roller, you’ll find the driver’s cab mounted in the middle of the roller. Since the driver sits up high, he or she has a good overview of the machine and the work area. As a result of the pneumatic tire design, single drum rollers can usually handle rough or uneven ground decently well. However, the steel drum is heavy, and it could prevent the machine from easily moving through certain ground surfaces.
You’ll typically find single drum rollers at construction and roadwork sites. Since the steel drum on the front is large and smooth, single drum rollers are good for:
If you’re wondering whether a single drum roller could help you on your worksite, you can rent one from BigRentz to find out. You can test out a different pneumatic tire roller depending on your needs and see which design works best for you.
When you need a piece of equipment that can help you smooth the way to level ground, turn to the impressive power of single drum rollers.