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Rent a compaction roller (Sheep Foot or Smooth)

Rent heavy equipment and make good money out of it rather than keeping it idle should be the intention of a person who has a construction machine and does not make any use of it. By renting heavy equipment people they not only make money by literally doing nothing but also ensure the machine does not go dead. If a construction machine has not been working for days there are higher chances that it will not even take a start on the day you need it. Therefore it is a must for one to make sure that the machine does not catch rust by sitting idle. So the best alternative is to let-it out in case you will not need it for the next few months. If you have a compaction roller it will not at all be a problem to rent it because there are whole lot of people who wants compaction rollers (Sheep Foot or Smooth) for road building work.

Compaction rollers play a pivotal role in road construction and for leveling the ground. The Sheep Foot or Smooth rollers are used on the basis of the soil that they have to work on. So if you ever find a person who is looking for a compaction roller, do let them know the type of soil your machine can work on.

Take help of a Rental Salesman:-

You will find a lot of small companies and rental yard that deals into renting heavy equipment. You can approach one of them and check the rental price that you may get. You need to tell them the model number and what type of soil does the equipment compacts. The agent will be a big help to you to understand the price that you may expect and also if they know anybody who is looking for a compaction roller then they can pitch in your item. They will charge some percentage of the rental price as their commission but the entire affair will be an easy one for you. You will not be bothered with calls from prospects as they all will be calling the rental salesman to inquire about the roller.

Listing the roller online:-

If you are a tech savvy person and know how to list items on websites then you can register yourself on an online portal and list the compaction rollers out there. Try to be as descriptive as you can and also post some good pictures of the rollers. The prospects have no other way to understand the real worth of the machine other than going through the description. If the machine has any issues try to get that sorted before you have listed the item and also do mention about it in the description. Also if you have changed any parts of the machine, please describe that as well out there. The prospects if they like the rollers will get in touch with you and may want to inspect the machine before going ahead to take it on rent.

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Cat CB10 Asphalt Roller

Caterpillar CB10 Asphalt Compactor Roller

Construction companies that are into building roads see a good profit margin in that particular genre of work. They believe that with limited heavy equipment they can complete the work in the stipulated time frame. All they have to do is ensure that the materials used for road construction are of ace quality and the rest can be easily managed. The one heavy equipment that plays a crucial role when it comes to road construction is a compactor roller. You just can’t get a smooth road without a compactor roller and you got to make sure that you have the best rollers to get the desired results. Not any roller can be used to smoothen the road. Different rollers are used for different types of roads but the compactor roller is being largely used in construction of roads.

Talking about the Caterpillar CB10 Asphalt Compactor Roller, it is known for its versatile vibratory systems, phenomenal visibility and control and for its smooth operating powertrain. The CB10 compactor roller is fitted with Auto Adjustable Compaction, Oscillation, 5 amplitude and VERSA-Vibe systems. There are a lot of options available to match the varying paving speeds. The hand-wheel steering technology gives it an edge over all other similar types of compactor rollers. In addition, it has touch-pad functions that make things simpler for the operator. We live in the age where we are used to devices with touch-pads and therefore it becomes a must to have one inside the machine.

Paving requirements can be different and the operator has to decide the kind of drums it needs to put in place. The CB10 roller has both split and solid drum designs which will give the operator the liberty to choose the design as per the paving requirements and also ensures that it delivers superior math quality while making turns. The Cat Compaction Control is a device that updates the operator for higher efficiency and performance. It is very important for the operator to understand when the optimal temperature has been attained. The infrared temperature sensors are just meant for that purpose. It will inform the operator about the existence of the optimal temperature and at the same time when compaction has taken place. The temperature mapping helps to record vital data for future scrutiny and the Pass-Count Mapping simply informs the operator of mat coverage and the number of passes made.

Moving to the specification of the machine, the total operating weight of the split and solid drum on a standard machine is 10670kg and 9710 kg respectively. While the weight of the drum increases slightly on a maximum machine with the split drum weighing 12070kg and the solid drum weighing 10510 kg. The weight of the drums changes with ROPS/FOPS or with a canopy. The capacity of the fuel tank is 208 liters while the capacity of the cooling system, engine oil, hydraulic tank and water tank is 22L, 9L, 36L and 837L respectively. It has been installed with one of the best engines which is a CAT C4.4 with ACERT technology. The total number of cylinders it has is 4 with a rated speed of 2200 rpm. The gross power of the machine is 131 hp with a high speed of 7.5 miles per hour.