Posted August 4, 2021

Offset vibratory roller

Road Widener attachment heightens safety to road crews.

Road Widener LLC offers the industry’s first offset vibratory roller attachment.

Road Widener offset vibratory roller attachment
The Road Widener offset vibratory roller attachment decreases maintenance by 90 percent while increasing road crew safety with its offset operation.

The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches and other hard-to-reach areas alongside the road.

It attaches to most loaders, graders, compact track loaders and skid steers, operating off the host machine’s engine and hydraulics. Utilizing the host machine for power reduces maintenance by 90 percent over self-propelled rollers while also offering the versatility of three interchangeable drums sizes and up to 30-degree pivot angles.

“Having spent years working for a paving contractor, I witnessed firsthand the daily struggles of sacrificing safety to compact on a slope,” says Lynn Marsh, Road Widener, LLC president. “The risk of tipping is high, but there were few options to address the challenge. The offset vibratory roller offers a viable alternative, allowing contractors to quickly and efficiently get the job done without risking an accident. It’s a game changer.”

The offset vibratory roller compacts a variety of materials including stone, asphalt, gravel and topsoil. Once attached to a host machine’s lift arm, it easily connects to the host machine’s hydraulics and pairing the remote control. From there, all aspects of the attachment, including height, angle, extension and compaction adjustments, can be operated by a single crewmember.

It has a total reach of 9 feet and can be purchased with a 2-, 3- or 4-foot-wide drum. The drums can pivot up to 30 degrees, reach up to 30 inches below the mounting point, and are interchangeable. This allows road crews to take on jobs of varying sizes and aggregates by purchasing additional drums instead of investing in multiple self-propelled machines with engines. Additionally, the vibratory feature operates between 2,500 and 3,500 vpm for optimal compaction.

The roller can be attached to any host loader, skid steer, compact track loader or road grader by inserting the host machine’s lift arm pads into the offset vibratory roller’s universal mounting pad. An adapter plate is also available for host machines such as compact backhoes and telescopic loaders that may not be readily setup to accept standard attachments. It is compatible with standard and high flow hydraulics.