Compaction products: April 2023
By Canadian Rental StaffFeatures
Innovation is surging in compaction equipment designs. The new electric models deliver convenience and quiet.
Similar to gas power
The new Bomag BT 60 E battery-powered tamper gives customers the best of both worlds: emissions-free operation and uncompromising performance similar to its fuel-powered counterpart. In its element where strict noise and cabron dioxide/nitrgen oxide emissions limits are set, this go-anywhere tamper can be safely used in applications such as deep trenches, enclosed structures and tunnels. With its rugged, future-proof design, Bomag’s battery-powered BT 60 E tamper starts reliably in all weather conditions, simply at the touch of a button. On top of the advantages of low-cost, emissions-free operation, the new BT 60 E delivers the same compaction power as the conventional tamper. It features 696 vibrations-per-minute compaction frequency, a jumping height of 2.8 inches and impact force of 3,372 pounds per foot. Offering a working width of 9.1 inches, it compacts at speeds reaching 65.6 feet per minute.
A full day of operation
The introduction of the CC900 E and CC1000 E, sets a clear course on Dynapac’s path to offering more sustainable rollers with all the power and performance of their diesel counterparts. The CC900 E and CC1000 E also deliver the same static linear load, amplitude, gradeability, and travel speed as the diesel-powered models on which they are based, with no compromise on productivity or job site performance. A typical day in the life of a 1.6-ton roller normally consists of repair work with hand-laying from a spreader or sometimes following a small-sized paver on sidewalks or bicycle lines. Based on experience, this guarantees that the battery will last for a full day of work. In 90 percent of the cases, about 20 to 30 percent of the battery level was left after the workday was over.
Change batteries without special tools
Wacker Neuson has introduced a battery-powered reversible plate. The APU3050e’s emission-free direct drive system and overall height makes it ideal working in trenches and indoors, as well as on job sites that have strict environmental or noise guidelines to follow. The APU3050e reversible plate is powered by the common modular Battery One battery system that is used for a variety of the company’s zero-emission products. The APU3050e weighs 486 pounds and comes with a 19.7-inch wide base plate. It produces 6,744 pounds of centrifugal force and can compact up to 6,135 square feet per hour.
The Ammann eAPX 68/95 3D vibratory compactor is unlike any other in that the user leaves the one-dimensional movement of conventional vibratory plates. It can go in an arc, circle or turn on the spot. It has a low operating height of 700 millimeters. That height and the machine’s ability to move in all directions make it a great fit for trench applications, including those with support systems and cross braces that stop lesser machines. Four working shafts, in an X shape, combine with a curved base plate to provide the 620-kilogram compactor with superior manoeuvrability. A remote-control unit dictates the eAPX 68/95’s precise movements. Four battery-powered electric motors enable the machine to work in applications off-limits to combustible engines, including indoors and enclosed spaces. The plate can run continuously for approximately 80 minutes before recharging is needed.
All applications covered
Toro’s lineup of forward plate compactors is designed with a unique base geometry, optimal eccentric placement, amplitude and vibrations-per-minute that allow the unit to provide maximum compaction for stable, even surfaces. They operate on speed levels of 100 feet per minute and a maximum productivity of 6,500 -10,000 square-feet per hour. Toro offers three models of forward plate compactors with an eccentric force range of 2,200 to 4,000 pounds. The FP-4000 forward plates operate with a maximum productivity of 10,000 square-feet per hour. With optimal force and up to 10,000 square-feet-per-hour capacity, the forward plate FP-3000 is engineered for high productivity and tough compaction to tackle jobs on granular soil or asphalt with ease. The forward plate FP-2200 is designed for powerful performance on smaller area jobs compacting trenches, granular soil or asphalt. These forward plates operate with a maximum productivity of 6,500 square-feet per hour.
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