Ammann lightweight equipment answers the call when compaction is required in tight spaces.
LANGENTHAL, Lightweight machines often work near walls, in corners and around pipes and cables. These smaller machines can reach places that larger compactors cannot. Therefore, the lightweight compactors play a crucial role, and their success starts with operators being able to properly handle the machines in the tightest places.
Manoeuvrability is also essential when relocating the equipment. Despite being called “lightweight,” the machines can still weigh several hundred kilograms. Ensuring machines of all sizes can be moved on the jobsite – or quickly transported to the next – is important.
New generations of Ammann ATR Rammers and APH Hydrostatic Vibratory Plate Compactors provide both the access to confined areas and the ease of transport that contractors require.
What makes these machines so manoeuvrable?
Balance. Ammann Rammers feature a low centre of gravity, delivering outstanding forward-moving abilities that make operation effortless. Balance also is improved, preventing tipping and making it easy for the operator to guide the machine.
Height. A patented process enables rammer height to be easily adjusted, a significant benefit as the operator continually makes modifications to maximise manoeuvrability and comfort throughout the shift.
The handle. The handle, the height, proper shoes and enhanced control make the Ammann Rammers easy to navigate and operate regardless of experience level. The reduced-vibration handle can be gripped from all sides, enabling easy access to tight spaces. The operator can turn the machine 180º to reach confined areas while maintaining optimal control of the rammer at all times.
Central lifting hook. This device makes the rammers easy to lift, whether they are being transported to another spot at the project site or loaded on a vehicle. Rollers on the handle prevent damage to the truck bed. Optional transport wheels make it even easier to transport the rammer around the work site.
APH PLATE COMPACTORS
Orbitrol steering. Ammann Hydrostatic Vibratory Plate Compactors utilise Ammann’s unique Orbitrol steering. This fully hydraulic, intuitive tool provides precise control and makes operation easy. The machine can be operated from behind or, if space gets particularly tight, from the side. The handle can be tilted during operation to further improve access.
Triple-shaft exciter system. This makes the machines easier to operate while increasing their power and compaction forces. The system keeps plate movement consistent, which in turn enables smooth travel – even through heavy, cohesive soils, and helps effortlessly overcome steep grades. APH machines can even climb while backfilling saturated areas – work that can leave competitive products at a standstill.
Central lifting hook. The hook makes lifting and relocating easy, while large tie-downs secure the machine during transport.