On a “Roll” with New Drums

Construction equipment continues to advance, offering greater operating efficiency and maintenance. Such is the case with drum rollers, which are also receiving EPA Tier 4 emissions compliance.

One new roller is the Sakai SW754. This has an efficient engine, which offers up to 10 hours of actual run time without refueling.

The SW754 tandem roller’s versatility is based on a range of vibration/amplitude settings Operators can choose from three throttle positions. Maximum operating weight (with ROPS) is 22,939 pounds.

This upgrade echoes the Sakai 770-series features such as a reliable hydraulic system and ample visibility of the drum surface and edges that allows operators to instantly verify that the water spray system is working effectively and to see whether drums are picking up asphalt.

Additional design enhancements of the drum roller include improved ease of maintenance and serviceability through easier engine compartment access and centralized location for common maintenance items.

While this is just one example of a new drum roller, there are many options available on the market, meeting both productivity and compliance needs on the jobsite.

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