The company said that advantages include a detailed control panel for a quick overview of all functions as well as a multi-function lever for controlling the vibration options and the water supply with one hand. The compact design without a lateral overhang provides for more flexibility in use, which also makes work in the edge regions possible. The RD27 has a turning radius of 3.6m allowing flexible use in limited space.
Another advantage claimed for the roller is the option to switch between a low and high compaction force. The low centrifugal force is optimal for asphalt compaction while the high level is ideal for the compaction of granular materials. The contractor therefore only requires one machine for the compaction of various subsoils, said Wacker Neuson.
The vibratory roller RD27 is available in two versions. The base variant has forward and backward folding roll-over protective structure and anergonomic driver's seat. The second version additionally offers a central lifting point for the simple transfer of the roller, a left-sided armrest, drum-edge lighting, and a fold-down scraper bar, as well as an optional automatic vibration connection and water cut-off.