Last week we spent an afternoon with Cooper Surfacing, as part of some filming being carried out by Ammann.
Cooper Surfacing are a multi disciplined Civil Engineering and Groundworks family business, specialising in not only Machine Lay Asphalt and Tar but many forms of groundwork including; Concrete, Block Paving, Drainage & Landscaping throughout Warwickshire and the West Midlands area.
They currently run an Ammann vibratory plates as well as an ARX20 tandem roller.
MD Robert Cooper told us how the APF1033 is the ideal plate for the work they do. The lightweight nature and maneuverability make compacting in tight areas easier. They also like how its an easy lift to put back into the van and told us they find the compaction levels very high and even for a plate that size, especially when compared to competing brands.
The ARX20 roller is a light, articulated machine, with a 1 metre wide drum, that delivers optimal compaction results through its double drive and double vibration systems.
A big plus for asphalt and groundworkers using this roller is that it works flush up against curbs and other obstructions. The operator also has excellent visibility from the work station, not only to the drums but also all around the machine. Both key benefits raised by Cooper Surfacing.
The electric drive-lever makes for smooth starting and stopping and is another the reasons the roller is popular. Other operator benefits include a rubber-mounted platform that limits vibration, a reliable Yanmar engine and large water tank capacities.
We will be bringing you footage from the filming showing off the working capabilities of these machines soon.