The new machines represent part renewal and part expansion of Ardent’s roller fleet. The order includes trench rollers, light tandem rollers and single drum self-propelled rollers.
The trench rollers will be the Rammax 1575 model, remote controlled with an articulating and oscillating central joint, which gives permanent ground contact and better stability.
Three versions of ARX tandem rollers are included in this order, ranging from the smallest 80 cm drum width ARX12, 120 cm ARX26 up to the ARX45 with a 138 cm drum width and compaction output of 55 kN.
The largest machines in the order are the 17-tonne ASC170.
Ardent commercial director Tom Gleeson said: “We chose Ammann due to their market leading products driven by innovative design. For example, by Ammann introducing their articulating and oscillating central joint on the trench roller, we are able to provide our customers with greater safety specification and a solution to machine stability and control. Their product offering aligned to our customer demand which made this partnership a perfect fit.”