Hamm is widening its line-up of new generation soil compactors
Improved performance is claimed for Hamm's sophisticated new soil compactors
Hamm continues to develop its sophisticated soil compactor range with the addition of models aimed at the 11-16tonne weight classes. These are powered by Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB compliant diesels and share the same design concept as well as features and many components with the existing 18-15tonne rollers. The high compaction performance and unobstructed sight lines from the cab of the larger machines have also been carried over into the smaller units. The H11i, H13i and H16i compactors have 2.14m wide drums, compete in the 11tonne, 13tonne, and 16tonne classes respectively and are all powered by four cylinder Deutz diesels rated at 105kW, with sufficient cooling allowing operation in ambient temperatures as high as 50°C. The sophisticated combustion technology includes an after-treatment system with DPF filter to reduce particulate matter. High manoeuvrability is claimed as well as good stability on uneven or sloping terrain, while the machines are available with smooth drum, with padfoot segments or with padfoot drum. The 13tonne machine is also available with a VIO drum, capable of compacting with either vibration or oscillation. Standard equipment includes the Hammtronic machine management system, which optimises traction and vibration drive while reducing fuel consumption while a new feature is the optional telematics interface. This can transfer data for fleet management purposes and can also be used for remote diagnostics or as an anti-theft protection. Customers can also opt for the HCQ Navigator, which is available as a factory-fitted option. This system enables precise, even compaction as well as comprehensive compaction control. A new HCQ function also enables simple data export in conformity with American analysis software.
As with the large compactors of the H series, all service points and batteries are also located on one side with the smaller models. The innovative air filter is said to be simple to clean and replace. The new series also comes as standard with a secure storage space under the engine cover in which to keep a toolbox for example. Hamm also offers the compactors with optional low-energy, long-lasting LED working lights on the cab as well as a main headlight with low beam and additional full beam. Reversing cameras are also available as an additional safety feature, while a display allows the driver to check for obstructions behind the roller. These cameras are available now as an optional extra for all H series compactors and can also be retrofitted to all existing machines.