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Ammann expands compaction range

The Ammann range of compaction equipment continues to grow and now has an even stronger presence in our market.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE now since Youngman Richardson & Co took on the New Zealand distribution for Ammann compaction equipment.

However, the company says that sales have been excellent and there’s a lot more interest being shown in the extensive range now being offered.

The models that have attracted the most attention have been the ARX light and heavy tandem rollers and the newer ASC70 single drum construction rollers.

In addition, sales of the Ammann RW1575 remote-controlled trench roller are also on the rise.

Ammann is a world leading supplier of compaction machinery to the construction industry and is known for it progressiveness. Since 1869 Ammann has been setting benchmarks in the road building industry thanks to countless innovations and solutions that are as competitive as they are dependable.

The first New Zealand sale of an AFW150 G mini wheeled asphalt paver is ample testimony to this philosophy and will almost certainly make an impact in this market due to the cost-saving benefits it brings to smaller jobs.

Ammann ARX and AV Tandem Rollers provide features and benefits that ultimately lead to added value for the operator. The comfortable cab design that provides enhanced visibility, air conditioning and reduced noise levels helps the operator stay focused and productive.

As well there are many safety features on this model including the innovative ROPS 2D technology. This technology compensates for dangerous drum drift and shuts the vibration off.

The Ammann ARX and AV Tandem Rollers are designed for use on medium to large construction sites as well as road construction and civil construction projects.

The ARX range alone boasts 13 models covering a weight range from 1.5 to 10.5 tonnes. There are 11 standard Tandem rollers and five are available in combination versions.

Ammann ASC 110 Single Drum Rollers provide excellent compaction and have the capability of being used in either a smooth or padfoot capacity. A major safety feature on this model also, which is unique to Ammann, is the ROPS 2D technology.

Simply put, the vibration of the drum is automatically cut when the drum begins to drift or slip preventing the unit from sliding down a bank or road edge.

The Ammann 1575 Remote Controlled Trench Roller has major advances in both articulation and oscillation setting new standards when it comes to compaction, ease of control, noise emissions and fuel consumption.

With this machine Ammann has set out to improve its customers’ experience by focusing on the machine’s ability to reduce downtime and maximise compaction.

Magnum Hire adds more Ammann rollers

As well as recently moving into new premises at Don Bucks Road in West Auckland, Magnum Hire has also purchased a new fleet of Ammann rollers from Youngman Richardson & Co.

The new models include four AV70X and two ARX 90 tandem rollers, bringing the total number of Ammann machines owned by Magnum Hire to 10, which also includes an ASC70 single drum, an ARX12 tandem and two RW1575 remote controlled trench rollers.

Magnum Hire has been operating for around 12 years and is now located on a massive 200,000 square metre site which was previously occupied by Stevenson’s. With the erection of a purpose-built building for smaller equipment to one side of the property, the remaining area provides opportunity for future expansion and development for larger equipment.

“We have a good relationship with Youngman Richardson & Co who are just like us, a New Zealand owned family company who are big on after sales service,” says Liam Field, managing director, Magnum Hire.

“There is no doubt that we will add more Ammann rollers to the fleet in the future.

“We do stock other brands of rollers but we have been really impressed with the Ammann equipment particularly the fuel efficiencies, the reduced emissions and operator comfort enhancements that make them ideal for the hire industry.”

Servicing excellence

Youngman Richardson & Co is committed to customer support and has workshop facilities and mobile mechanics to match.

Purpose-built mobile service utes have been specifically fitted out to handle planned and unplanned maintenance across all equipment including Ammann products.

Meanwhile more efficient workplace layouts have been created to improve service times whilst the company’s reputation for a fast turnaround of parts is second to none.

  • For more information on the new Ammann mini wheeled asphalt paver, contact Youngman Richardson & Co on 09 443 2436, or for South Island enquiries, 03 341 6923.
This article first appeared in Contractor May 2017.

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