Ardent Hire Solutions, one of the largest providers of self-drive plant in the UK and A&Y Equipment Ltd, the UK & Ireland importer for Ammann compaction machinery, have just signed a new deal to supply over 100 new Ammann rollers in a deal worth upwards of £4 million.
These machines will update and compliment an existing fleet of Ammann rollers located throughout Ardent’s 14 national depots.
This particular deal is made up with a range of compaction machines, including trench rollers, light tandem rollers and single drum self-propelled rollers.
The trench rollers will be the latest model of Rammax 1575, completely remote controlled with an articulating and oscillating central joint, which gives permanent ground contact and much better stability. In fact this machine won the prestigious Red Dot award for design in 2016 and is a consistent high performer on jobsites across the world.
Three versions of ARX tandem rollers are included in this order. Ranging from the smallest 80 cm drum width ARX12, 120 cm ARX26 up to the ARX45 with a 138 cm drum width and compaction output of 55 kN.
All of the ARX rollers give the operator excellent, unobstructed views to the drums, with two frequency settings and centrifugal forces available. An electronic drive lever allows for smooth starts and stops, which is ideal for working on asphalt. These tandem rollers are built with high quality and long lasting components. They’re widely known to be reliable, economical, safe and fuel efficient, with the lowest Hand Arm Vibration figures of tandem rollers this size.
The largest machines in the order are the 17 tonne ASC170, which deliver industry leading compaction outputs via its advanced vibratory and amplitude systems. In fact this model out performs most machines from heavier weight categories. Despite the size and weight of these rollers exceptional traction and climbing ability is still achieved through Ammann’s no rear wheel axle concept. This lowers the centre of gravity for the machine and also makes it more stable as well as improving manoeuvrability and service access.
The same concept is found of the remaining rollers Ardent have purchased, the ASC110 and ASC70. Like all Ammann rollers these are created with the operator’s comfort at the forefront of thinking. Not only is optimal visibility gained but also the work stations are; comfortable, vibration and sound reduced, on top of having an easy to use multifunctional display providing essential operating information.
The ASC70 rollers will be the first in the UK to have the very latest in Tier4 final engine technology. Making this 7 tonne roller even more efficient whilst not affecting its high compaction outputs and work speed.
Ardent’s Commercial Director, Tom Gleeson said “We chose Ammann due to their market leading products driven by innovative design. For example, by Ammann introducing their articulating and oscillating central joint on the trench roller, we are able to provide our customers with greater safety specification and a solution to machine stability and control. Their product offering aligned to our customer demand which made this partnership a perfect fit.”