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Roller Hire in Adelaide, SA 5000

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6th August 2019

What is a Roller?

A roller compactor is a piece of machinery that is used to densify (compact) materials like soil, sand, and clean fill, usually undertaken within a major project.

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30th January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a new driveway

Steps to build a driveway: Check for underground utilities Survey your land and know your boundaries Mark your project area and stake out boundaries Excavate topsoil and level out project area Lay wooden forms around the project area, anchored with stakes Add in sand to firm up the soil, and gravel to ensure base thickness Compact gravel and soil Lay steel reinforcing mesh or bars Pour concrete Smooth out and level the concrete Set and cure concrete (don’t rush it!) Park your car!

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20th February 2018

CIMIC’s UGL Has Won a $170 Million Solar Energy Project

UGL, a CIMIC Group Company, has been awarded a $170 million contract to construct and maintain the 127MW Tailem Bend Solar Farm

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Loose Aggregate No More!

At iSeekplant, we’re proud to offer a fully comprehensive search function that provides you with a great selection of access equipment hire in Adelaide.

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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