Roller Hire in Melbourne, VIC 3000

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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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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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6th September 2018

$9.3b, 1700 km Inland Rail Project Given Green Light to Start Construction

Australia’s biggest interstate rail project has been green-lighted to begin construction on the 1,700km Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project.

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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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne area as billions are invested in infrastructure, residential and commercial projects.

Compactors, also available for hire in Melbourne, 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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