used rollers for Sale

Used Rollers for Sale at Fenton Plant Machinery

Fenton Plant Machinery have used rollers for sale

We have used rollers for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery. Road rollers use the weight of the vehicle to compress the surface being rolled. Initial compaction of the substrate on a road project is done using a padfoot drum roller, which achieves higher compaction density due to the pads having less surface area. Rollers are used predominantly for road resurfacing, groundworks etc.

So what is a Roller?

A road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just roller) is a compactor-type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations. Similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture. Other variations of roller include vibrating roller, double drum roller, walk behind roller and pedestrian roller.


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There are many variations of uses for the modern roller, here’s some of them

[1] On some machines, the drums may be filled with water on site to achieve the desired weight. When empty, the lighter machine is easier and cheaper to transport between work sites. On pneumatic tyre rollers the body may be ballasted with water or sand, or for extra compaction wet sand is used. Modern tyre rollers may be filled with steel ballast, which gives a more even balance for better compaction.

[2] Additional compaction may be achieved by vibrating the roller drums, allowing a small, light machine to perform as well as a much heavier one. Vibration is typically produced by a free-spinning hydrostatic motor inside the drum to whose shaft an eccentric weight has been attached. Some rollers have a second weight that can be rotated relative to the main weight, to adjust the vibration amplitude and thus the compacting force.

[3] Water lubrication may be provided to the drum surface from on-board “sprinkler tanks” to prevent hot asphalt sticking to the drum.

[4] Hydraulic transmissions permit greater design flexibility. While early examples used direct mechanical drives, hydraulics reduce the number of moving parts exposed to contamination and allows the drum to be driven, providing extra traction on inclines.

[5] Human-propelled rollers may only have a single roller drum.

[6] Self-propelled rollers may have two drums, mounted one in front of the other (format known as “duplex”), or three rolls, or just one, with the back rollers replaced with treaded pneumatic tyres for increased traction.

If you require more information on our used rollers for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us

Dump Trucks for Sale

Fenton Plant Machinery have Dump Trucks for Sale

We have dump trucks for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery.

We have the most extensive range of JCB 714 dump trucks for sale at Fenton Plant Machinery. No company in the UK stocks as many JCB 714 dump trucks as we do. Sometimes known as ADT and articulated haulers, dump trucks are used predominantely on construction sites, quarries or in the mining industry. We are sure you will be totally satisfied with our range of dump trucks but if you can’t find what you are looking for just get in touch and we’ll see what we can do

So what is a Dump Truck?

Not to be confused with a dumper, which a much smaller machine, a dump truck, known also as an articulated hauler or dumper truck or tipper truck in other countries, is used for taking big loads (such as sand, gravel, or demolition waste) for construction as well as coal. A typical dump truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic rams to lift the front, allowing the material in the bed to be deposited (dumped) on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.  JCB 714 is widely regarded as the most popular model of dump truck and Fenton Plant Machinery have the biggest stock in the country.


How does an articulated dump truck work?

An articulated hauler is an all-wheel drive, off-road dump truck. It has a hinge between the cab and the dump box, but is distinct from a semi-trailer truck in that the power unit is a permanent fixture, not a separable vehicle. Steering is accomplished via hydraulic cylinders that pivot the entire tractor in relation to the trailer, rather than rack and pinion steering on the front axle as in a conventional dump truck. By this way of steering, the trailers wheels follow the same path as the front wheels. There are other forms of dump truck that are fixed, but the articulated dump truck is the most versatile.

If you require more information on our available Dump Trucks for sale, please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us