Posted August 9, 2023

Offset vibratory roller

Road Widener LLC offers the industry’s first offset vibratory roller attachment. The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches, trenches and other hard-to-reach areas alongside the road.

Road Widener offset vibratory compactor
Road Widener's offset vibratory roller compacts a variety of materials including stone, asphalt, gravel and topsoil.

The offset vibratory roller attaches to most loaders, graders, compact track loaders and skid steers, operating off the host machine’s 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.

The offset vibratory roller compacts a variety of materials including stone, asphalt, gravel and topsoil. Once attached to a host machine’s lift arm, the offset vibratory roller becomes operable by easily connecting 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 via the remote control.

The offset vibratory roller 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 that can fail. Additionally, the vibratory feature operates between 2,500-3,500 vibrations per minute for optimal compaction.