Hamm intros next-generation HP 180i pneumatic tire compactor
Hamm says it has tailor-made its new HP 180i pneumatic tire compactor particularly for the North American market.
The brand new curler, unveiled at ConExpo, is a part of the subsequent technology of compactors to interchange the GRW Collection, which has been the corporate’s commonplace bearer for 50 years.
The GRW and HP collection are comparable in appears to be like, however Hamm added options to spice up the HP fashions’ productiveness, says Richard Evans, Hamm vice chairman of gross sales.
For one, the water capability of the HP fashions has been tripled, designed to final a full day with out refill, Evans says.
The fashions even have a less complicated ballasting system. “The ballasting was once unfold across the machine; every little thing now could be within the center,” Evans says. That retains the burden evenly distributed on every axle and makes it simpler to regulate the burden.
The ballasting will be adjusted to the compaction activity with prefabricated ballast our bodies product of metal or concrete that may be inserted and eliminated with a forklift.
The HP 180i and different HP fashions are additionally outfitted with Hamm’s Straightforward Drive, the corporate’s standardized working platform for not solely its pneumatic tire compactors however for its HD+ and DV+ tandem rollers and its H collection compactors.
The HP 180i ranges in working weight from eight to 18 metric tons and has a compacting width of 72 inches. It’s powered by a 74.2-horsepower Deutz Tier 4 Closing engine. The HP collection additionally consists of the HP 280i, which was launched final 12 months. It has working weights between 10 and 28 metric tons.
Hamm presents a cover or panoramic cabin for operators. The corporate says the operator station meets new, stricter ISO field-of-view requirements, and the compactor’s asymmetrical body permits a transparent view of the flanks of the entrance and rear wheels.
The joystick is positioned on the armrest for extra consolation, and the brake pedal is built-in with the seat so it may be simply reached in any seat place. Hamm says the operator station additionally has fewer switches for easier operation.
Together with a bigger water tank, Hamm presents a 396-gallon supplementary tank. The supplementary tank not solely supplies further water for the sprinkler system however also can function ballast weight. The supplementary tank connects to the primary tank with interconnecting pipes and a C-pipe becoming and will be crammed in 3 minutes, and there’s a pump to discharge the water from the tank, Hamm says.
The compactor’s additive sprinkler system, for dealing with specialty asphalts, will be full of additive focus with out having to be premixed. The operator can management the additive dosage from the cab, and the curler doses and mixes the additive throughout compaction in line with the specs, the corporate says. The operator also can swap from water to additive from the cab.
For simpler upkeep, Hamm put all examine factors on the precise aspect of the engine. Steps to the engine are opened outward for entry after which are retracted into the curler’s outer contour.