Smooth Drum Roller
3 Point Roller
Rollers are versatile machines used for compaction and creating smooth surfaces in road works, agricultural, and landfill projects. Rollers can efficiently compact concrete, gravel, asphalt, and soil for precise and accurate surface preparation.
Many great mixed fleet plant hire companies have rollers in their fleet. There are also some companies that specialise in compaction and have very large fleets of rollers. Run a search on iseekplant, specify your location and refine that search with our filters. You should be able to find a big or small supplier who is perfect for your compaction job.
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Below you’ll find information on average rates for various Roller Hire, the different types of rollers available for hire, their applications and attachments.
Rollers are one of the most affordable earthmoving machines you can hire, because they are relatively uncomplicated and low maintenance.
Below are the different types of rollers available for hire on iseekplant and a table of average rates you can expect to get back from suppliers based on the size (operating weight) of the machine. Please note that these rates can vary greatly depending on the supplier, location, availability, and specific project requirements.
All rates are in AUD and exclude GST.
|Roller Type||Size||Dry Hire Rate (Per Hour)||Min. Dry Hire Duration||Wet Hire Rate (Per Hour)||Min. Wet Hire Duration|
|Smooth Drum Roller|
|Small (up to 3 tonne)||$40 - $60||1 Day||$70 - $90||4 Hours|
|Medium (4 - 7 tonne)||$60 - $80||1 Day||$90 - $110||4 Hours|
|Large (8+ tonne)||$80 - $100||1 Day||$110 - $130||4 Hours|
|Small (up to 3 tonne)||$45 - $65||1 Day||$75 - $95||4 Hours|
|Medium (4 - 7 tonne)||$65 - $85||1 Day||$95 - $115||4 Hours|
|Large (8+ tonne)||$85 - $105||1 Day||$115 - $135||4 Hours|
|Small (up to 3 tonne)||$50 - $70||1 Day||$80 - $100||4 Hours|
|Medium (4 - 7 tonne)||$70 - $90||1 Day||$100 - $120||4 Hours|
|Large (8+ tonne)||$90 - $110||1 Day||$120 - $140||4 Hours|
|3 Point Roller|
|10 Tonne||$46 - $65||1 Day||$105 - $115||4 Hours|
|15 Tonne||$56 - $70||1 Day||$125 - $145||4 Hours|
|Additional Roller Hire Charges||Rate|
|Dry Hire Roller Pick Up||Usually Free|
|Wet Hire Travel to Site||Usually 1 Hour Each Way|
|Roller Mobilisation To Site||$100 - $500|
|Roller Demobilisation from Site||$100 - $500|
|Travel to & From Site for Wet Hire Staff||1 x Hour|
|Penalty Rates - Saturday after 12 pm||1.5 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Sunday||2 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Public Holidays||2.5 x Rate|
|Penalty Rates Night Time||1.5 x Rate|
At iseekplant, you’ll find many 3 point rollers, pad foot rollers, multi tyred rollers and smooth drum rollers for hire throughout the country. Below is a quick description of the roller, and a table discussing the ideal applications of each type of roller.
A smooth drum roller is a heavy-duty piece of construction equipment with a smooth cylindrical drum used for compacting and leveling surfaces. It's the most common roller, and can be used to smooth out and compact a variety of aggregates.
Also called a ‘Pneumatic Roller’ - a multi-tyred roller is a heavy construction machine equipped with multiple tires designed to compact and level surfaces effectively. It's usually a finishing roller, designed to compact and finish asphalt.
A padfoot roller, also called a sheepsfoot roller, is used for compacting clay or other wet aggregates, by using a drum with protruding pads. It works best on relatively loosely packed aggregates in the formative stages of the compaction process.
A 3-point roller is a compact and efficient machine with three points of contact on the ground, typically used for compacting soil or asphalt in smaller construction projects or tight spaces.
The marco roller is a specialised construction equipment designed for efficient and precise compaction of large areas, featuring a wide drum and high compaction force. You can often see marco rollers being used in the construction of airplane landing strips.
|Roller Type||Size Ranges (Operating Weight)||Compaction Aggregates||Types of Jobs||Common Attachments|
|Smooth Drum Roller||1.5 - 13 tonnes||Soil, gravel, asphalt||Road construction, site prep, asphalt compaction||Padfoot shell kit, vibratory system|
|Padfoot Roller||3 - 15 tonnes||Cohesive soils (clay)||Road construction, earthworks, embankments||Vibratory system, dozer blade|
|Multi-Tyred Roller||8 - 18 tonnes||Soil, gravel, asphalt||Road construction, final soil compaction||Water sprayers, scrapers|
|3 Point Roller||3 - 12 tonnes||All soil types, sub-base materials||Site prep, road sub-base compaction||Vibratory system|
|Marco Roller||3 - 20 tonnes||Gravel, asphalt, soil||Road construction, site prep, asphalt compaction||Vibratory system, scraper bar|
Our suppliers who specialise in compaction usually have a plethora of special attachments and vibration equipment that can be hired alongside the roller to increase its efficacy.
At iseekplant, we don't consider double drum rollers a different type of roller - we consider it an attachment to either a smooth drum roller, or a padfoot. You can therefore find double drum rollers by selecting the attachments in the refinement panel on the left hand side of the directory.
A double drum roller, with two steel cylinder rollers positioned in the front and back, offers increased power and efficiency for preparing and refining surfaces, making it ideal for heavy-duty asphalt applications.
A roller can be made to be articulated by incorporating an articulation joint, which enables the drum or tires to pivot independently, allowing for better maneuverability and improved weight distribution over uneven terrain.
A vibration system attachment on a roller is a mechanical feature that generates controlled vibrations to enhance the compaction process by increasing soil or asphalt density.
We’ve rounded up, verified and organised over 1,270 rollers so you can browse and select the perfect compaction partner for your B2B construction project.
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