Machine Much Easier for Operators to Control
LANGENTHAL, Switzerland – The new Ammann ARW 65-S Walk-Behind Roller features a steering innovation that enables the machine to move forward, backward, and laterally.
The new S version has a pivoting mechanism that enables movement in all directions. The prior version only enables forward and reverse movements. With the S version, the machine can also be moved to the right and left via the control handle.
The effortless lateral movement is a significant advantage. Body weight is not required to direct the machine, which is often the case with competitive models. This improvement prevents operator fatigue, eliminates surface irregularities, and provides consistency throughout the shift.
“The lateral control makes operating the machine much easier – and much more precise,” said Ralf Brutschin, Strategic Commercial Manager for Light Equipment at Ammann. “The steering results in increased productivity, efficiency and quality.”
A hydraulic drum swivel enables the movement when going forward or backward. The drum swivels 15º to the left and right. The operator controls the direction by simply pressing one of the two buttons on the steering unit.
The drawbar is shorter, which makes the machine even more compact. This improves handling and makes transport easier.
A 2-in-1 Machine
The ARW 65-S has long been valued because it offers two applications (both soil and asphalt compaction) in one machine – with one acquisition cost. That is still the case with the new version.
- The 0.3 mm (0.01 in) high amplitude setting makes the walk-behind roller ideal for compacting soil and substructures.
- The operator can switch to a lower amplitude of 0.15 mm (0.005 in) that is perfect for compacting asphalt and bitumen.
- The machine is always ready to work on bituminous surfaces thanks to two scrapers on every drum and a 60-litre (15.8-gal) water tank with sprinkler system.
The ARW 65-S retains all the features and benefits of the previous ARW 65 version.
Engine choices. It is available with engines from Hatz, Honda and Yanmar. All deliver great power. An electric starter is standard for all three engines.
Isolated guide handle. The height-adjustable handle is designed to prevent unwanted vibration from reaching the operator. It’s a significant comfort provider.
Clearance. The roller offers clearance on both drum sides, allowing compaction work extremely close to curbstones, retaining walls and other obstacles. No extra time-consuming work on edges and in confined areas is needed.
Reduced maintenance costs. The roller is built without mechanical fast-wearing parts such as V belts and a clutch, helping reduce maintenance needs. In addition, no special tools are required for daily maintenance work.
Safety. The ergonomic guide handle includes the dead man’s handle that immediately puts the machine in the neutral position if the operator releases his or her grip. In reverse mode, the roller’s speed limit is set to 2.5km/h as a safety regulation.
Smooth operation. The hydraulic drive ensures variable speed adjustment and smooth starting/braking action.
Traction. The drive system utilises individual drive motors in each drum. This enables high traction and gradeability.
Sprinkling system. It prevents asphalt from caking on the drums and is integrated into the machine for convenience and to protect the system.
Large water tank. The tank is fabricated from anti-corrosive materials and has a large capacity (60 litres/15.8 gallons).
High-capacity cooling system. It utilises cooling fins on the hydraulic tank, helping the machine perform in even the hottest conditions.
Ammann Walk-Behind Rollers have always been high-quality fits for a number of applications. That will continue to be the case with the new model. Applications include:
- Sidewalk and cycle path construction and repair
- Sports grounds
- Agricultural road construction and maintenance
- Forest access roads
A Great Rental Machine
The ARW 65-S is an excellent fit for rental houses because of its easy control and ability to compact soil and asphalt. In addition, rental houses appreciate the low maintenance needs and the hour meter.
The machine can utilise ServiceLink, a digital data management tool that provides customers with the information they want the most: machine location, battery status and hours. Data transfer is automatic and access to the information is only a click away.