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Compaction equipment is essential for construction sites, so you’re able to achieve the proper soil density. Having the right compaction equipment will make all the difference in the success of the project.


Get it dense and keep it smooth with Vibratory Rollers and Roller Rentals from Team Equipment Rental. We offer a vibratory roller compactor for every application. The drum widths allows the renter to precisely match the machine to the job requirements—whether it’s a narrow shoulder, a patching project, a parking lot or a bicycle path. Vibratory Rollers are characterized by high frequency for fast working speed and high compaction energy for getting density in the fewest passes. Vibratory Roller Rentals from Team Tractor and Equipment Rentals in Phoenix, Arizona provide optimal power and performance on jobs where compaction is important. These Pad Foot and Smooth Drum rental rollers are great for all types of construction jobs.


Whether you’re breaking ground on an Arizona construction site, road building, sports fields, paving a new dirt path, or compacting trenches around the jobsite – we have a Vibratory Roller to fit your needs. 

Vibratory Rollers are easy to use and give the renter the ability to compact all sorts of dirt and job materials. Compaction equipment is used to provide a firm, solid ground that is needed for foundations and pavements. Soil that hasn’t been compacted enough can lead to future problems, such as cracked walls and pipes and foundation erosion. You can find compaction equipment in a variety of sizes and applications. From the smallest compactors that are relatively light and are hand- or machine-operated to Wheeled Rollers, Team Equipment Rentals has them available for your construction needs. If you need something that will compact a larger area, wheeled rollers are a great option. Wheel rollers work beset on sand, crushed rock, gravel, and asphalt. They’re generally for finishing the top surface layer of the soil. This equipment consists of one roller in front and one in the back.

Team Equipment Rentals offers Vibratory Dirt Roller Rentals Arizona including rentals in Apache Junction, Avondale, Benson, Bisbee, Buckeye, Bullhead City, Camp Verde, Carefree, Casa Grande, Cave Creek, Chandler, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Clifton, Colorado City, Coolidge, Cottonwood, Dewey-Humboldt, Douglas, Duncan, Eagar, El Mirage, Eloy, Flagstaff, Florence, Fountain Hills, Fredonia, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Globe, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Hayden, Holbrook, Huachuca City, Jerome, Kearny, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Litchfield Park, Mammoth, Marana, Maricopa, Mesa, Miami, Nogales, Oro Valley, Page, Paradise Valley, Parker, Patagonia, Payson, Peoria, Phoenix, Pima, Pinetop-Lakeside, Prescott Valley, Prescott, Quartzsite, Queen Creek, Safford, Sahuarita, San Luis, Scottsdale, Sedona, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Snowflake, Somerton, South Tucson, Springerville, St. Johns, Star Valley, Superior, Surprise, Taylor, Tempe, Thatcher, Tolleson, Tombstone, Tucson, Tusayan, Wellton, Wickenburg, Willcox, Williams, Winkelman, Winslow, Youngtown, and Yuma Arizona.


Vibratory compactors use vibrations to rearrange the particles, so they fill in all of the voids. This increases the density of the soil. There are two types of vibratory compactors: smooth drum and padfoot drum. Smooth drums generate three forces: vibration, impact, and static pressure. Padfoot drums generate manipulative force in addition to the other three. Smooth drum vibratory compactors are effective on soil that ranges from fine sand to large rocks. Padfoot compactors are effective on soils that are more than half cohesive material and have a greater percentage of fine materials.

Soil compaction is a vital part of the construction process. It is used for support of structural entities such as building foundations, roadways, walkways, and earth retaining structures to name a few. For a given soil type certain properties may deem it more or less desirable to perform adequately for a particular circumstance. In general, the preselected soil should have adequate strength, be relatively incompressible so that future settlement is not significant, be stable against volume change as water content or other factors vary, be durable and safe against deterioration, and possess proper permeability.

When an area is to be filled or backfilled the soil is placed in layers called lifts. The ability of the first fill layers to be properly compacted will depend on the condition of the natural material being covered. If unsuitable material is left in place and backfilled, it may compress over a long period under the weight of the earth fill, causing settlement cracks in the fill or in any structure supported by the fill. In order to determine if the natural soil will support the first fill layers, an area can be proofrolled. Proofrolling consists of utilizing a piece heavy construction equipment (typically, heavy compaction equipment or hauling equipment) to roll across the fill site and watching for deflections to be revealed. These areas will be indicated by the development of rutting, pumping, or ground weaving.

To ensure adequate soil compaction is achieved, project specifications will indicate the required soil density or degree of compaction that must be achieved. These specifications are generally recommended by a geotechnical engineer in a geotechnical engineering report.

The soil type - that is, grain-size distributions, shape of the soil grains, specific gravity of soil solids, and amount and type of clay minerals, present - has a great influence on the maximum dry unit weight and optimum moisture content. It also has a great influence on how the materials should be compacted in given situations. Compaction is accomplished by use of heavy equipment. In sands and gravels, the equipment usually vibrates, to cause re-orientation of the soil particles into a denser configuration. In silts and clays, a sheepsfoot roller is frequently used, to create small zones of intense shearing, which drives air out of the soil.

Determination of adequate compaction is done by determining the in-situ density of the soil and comparing it to the maximum density determined by a laboratory test. The most commonly used laboratory test is called the Proctor compaction test and there are two different methods in obtaining the maximum density. 

About Vibratory Rollers and Compactors

About Vibratory Rollers and Compaction


​Since the effectiveness of a roller depends to a large extent on its weight, self-powered vehicles replaced horse-drawn rollers from the mid-19th century. The first such vehicles were steam rollers. Single-cylinder steam rollers were generally used for base compaction and run with high engine revs in a low gear to promote bounce and vibration from the crankshaft through to the rolls in much the same way as a vibrating roller. The double cylinder or compound steam rollers became popular from around 1910 onwards and were used mainly for the rolling of hot-laid surfaces due to their smoother running engines, but both cylinder types are capable of rolling the finished surface. Steam rollers were often dedicated to a task by their gearing as the slower engines were for base compaction whereas the higher geared models were often referred to as 'chip chasers' which followed behind the hot tar and chipping laying machines. Some road companies in the United States used steamrollers through the 1950s, and in the UK, some remained in commercial service until the early 1970s.


As internal combustion engine technology improved during the 20th century, kerosene-, gasoline- (petrol), and diesel-powered rollers gradually replaced their steam-powered counterparts. The first internal-combustion powered road rollers were very similar to the steam rollers they replaced. They used similar mechanisms to transmit power from the engine to the wheels, typically large, exposed spur gears. Some users did not like them in their infancy, as the engines of the era were typically difficult to start, particularly the kerosene-powered ones.

Virtually all road rollers in commercial use now use diesel power.

Uses on a road: Start-to-finish

Road rollers use the weight of the vehicle to compress the surface being rolled (static) or use mechanical advantage (vibrating). 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. On large freeways a four wheel compactor with padfoot drum and a blade would be used due to its high weight, speed and the powerful pushing force to spread bulk material. On regional roads a smaller single padfoot drum machine may be used. The next machine is usually a single smooth drum compactor that compacts the high spots down until the soil is smooth, and this is usually done in combination with a motor grader to get a level surface. Sometimes at this stage a pneumatic tire roller would be used. These rollers feature two rows (front and back) of pneumatic tires that overlap, and the flexibility of the tires provides a kneading action that seals the surface and with some vertical movement of the wheels, enables the roller to operate effectively on uneven ground. Once the soil base is flat the pad drum compactor is no longer used on the road surface. The next course (road base) would be compacted using a smooth single drum, smooth tandem roller or pneumatic tire roller in combination with a grader, and a water truck to achieve the desired flat surface with the right moisture content for optimum compaction. Once the road base is compacted, the smooth single drum compactor is no longer used on the road surface (There is however an exception, if the single drum has special flat-wide-base tires on the machine). The final wear course of asphalt concrete (a.k.a. asphalt or blacktop in North America, or macadam in England) is laid using a paver and compacted using a tandem smooth drum roller, a three-point roller or a pneumatic tire roller. Three point rollers on asphalt were very common once and are still used, but tandem vibrating rollers are the usual choice now, with the pneumatic tire roller's kneading action being the last roller to seal off the surface. Rollers are also used in landfill compaction. Such compactors typically have padfoot or "sheep's-foot" drums, and do not achieve a smooth surface. The pads aid in compression, due to the smaller area contacting the ground.



The roller can be a simple drum with a handle that is operated by one person, and weighs 100 pounds, or as large as a ride-on road roller weighing 22 short tons (44,000 lb or 20 tonnes)

Roller types: Tamper Rammer (bounce up and down), Walk-behind plate compactor/light, Trench roller (manual unit or radio-frequency remote control), Walk-behind roller/light (single drum), Walk-behind roller/heavy (double drum), Ride-on smooth finish, Tandem drum (static), Tandem drum (vibrating), Single drum roller (smooth), Pneumatic-tired Roller, a.k.a. rubber tire or multi-wheel, Combination roller (single row of tires and a steel drum), Three point roller (steam rollers are usually three-point), Ride-on soil/landfill compactor with pads/feet/spikes, Single drum roller (soil), 4-wheel (soil/landfill), 3-point (soil/landfill), Tandem drum (soil/landfill), Tractor-mounted and tractor-powered, Drum roller with rubber coated drum for asphalt compaction, Log skidder converted to compactor for landfill, Wheel loader converted to compactor for landfill, Drums are available in widths ranging from 24 to 84 inches (0.6 to 2 metres).


Variations and features

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 tire rollers the body may be ballasted with water or sand, or for extra compaction wet sand is used. Modern tire rollers may be filled with steel ballast, which gives a more even balance for better compaction.

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.

Water lubrication may be provided to the drum surface from on-board "sprinkler tanks" to prevent hot asphalt sticking to the drum.

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.

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