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11th March 2019

A Guide To Roller & Compaction Hire Rates: What should you be paying?

This article discusses the hire rates you can expect to pay across 5 types of civil construction rollers, including padfoot rollers, smooth drum rollers, vibrating rollers, 3 point rollers and multi-tyred rollers. We're not talking about compactors though, which are actually a different machine (found here), but sometimes when people use the term 'compactors' when they actually mean rollers. Rollers are used to compact many different materials, but 'compactors are only used to compact soil and soft materials.

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31st January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a retaining wall

 Steps to build a retaining wall: Know the lay of the land - contact Dial Before You Dig Draft your wall design Finalise plans and mark out area Excavate area and trench Lay and compact road base Lay steel bar grid/mesh and set up wooden forms Pour footing - lay cement and sand mix Screed and level the cement/sand mix Lay first row of bricks Fill first layer of bricks with blue metal aggregate Optional - Install drainage pipe Lay remaining layers of bricks Remove lugs from top layer Install caps Allow everything to dry

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20th April 2018

Downer has been awarded a $660 Million Contract at OZ Minerals Carrapateena Mine

Downer has been awarded a $660 million contract which will see them deliver underground mining services at OZ Minerals’ South Australian Carrapenteena copper-gold mine.    

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Loose Aggregate No More!

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You can enter in where you’re located (using either the suburb or postcode) plus the equipment you need, and you’ll see all of the nearest suppliers that have that particular piece of equipment available. Included in the search results for each company are their proximity in kilometres to your location, contact information and the number of their fleet. Finding the right supplier nearest you has never been easier!

People often call rollers 'compactors' - but these are actually their own class of machines.

Rollers are like the 'mower' of the civil construction industry. They are not a seriously sophisticated machine, but you can't do the job without them. Right now, with all the roadworks and aviation projects underway around Adelaide, demand for roller hire is at the highest it has been in over ten years.

The surface of the drum on the roller is what matters. Padfoot rollers are suitable for light-to-medium compaction activities. Smooth drum rollers, by comparison, are for heavier compaction and are often used as a finishing machine. Multi-tyred rollers are better for creating a denser base in aggregates as a road is under construction.

The world of compaction is changing and there are plenty of innovations in the roller space, even if they are relatively simple machines by nature. Vibrating rollers, and other iterations such as aviation rollers with fine tolerance, are becoming more and more popular, particularly in the Adelaide area as billions are invested in infrastructure, residential and commercial projects.

Compactors, also available for hire in Adelaide, are a different kind of machine, and whilst they do a similar job, they are fundamentally different in their application on site. 

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