Where to hire pedestrian rollers in South Africa

20 February 2017

One of the most important aspects of construction is creating a solid and stable foundation. Compaction of a construction site before construction is essential and best achieved using compaction equipment such as a roller. Several types and sizes of pedestrian rollers for hire are available from Talisman Plant & Tool Hire. Using a roller for compaction ensures that there is no movement beneath the foundations of your construction which could lead to cracking when it settles.

How does a pedestrian roller work?

A pedestrian or walk-behind roller comprises 2 oversized metal drums or wheels that vibrate when the roller is in operation. The roller is constructed with a handle bar that the operator can push to pass over the area to be compacted. The vibration combined with the weight of the roller results in compaction, although several passes are required. The force created by pedestrian rollers ranges from 16kN to 40kN.

A pedestrian roller is suited to construction projects where medium compaction is required or where the area to be compacted is not too large. If more force is needed, ride-on rollers with a weight of 1,2 to 2,6 tons are recommended.

For confined spaces, plate compactors and rammers could be used.

Rent a pedestrian roller from Talisman Plant & Tool Hire

Talisman has a variety of compaction power tools and equipment available, including rollers. If you are looking to rent a pedestrian roller for your next construction project, we have an option to suit your needs and budget.

We stock only the best quality rollers, including well-known brands such as Mikasa, Bomag and Wacker. Our equipment is well maintained and in excellent condition. Equipment such as this can be very expensive, especially for smaller companies that may only require certain power tools for limited amounts of time. When you rent equipment from us, you save on outlaying money on purchasing high-quality equipment, while still ensuring that you have superior tools at your disposal.

To find out more about pedestrian rollers for hire from a reputable tool rental company, contact Talisman Plant and Tool Hire today.