Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Picked up a new roller this last w
  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Business must be good i asume!
  3. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    You actually picked it up? How much did it weigh and is your back ok? must be strong :) On another note: what made you choose that particular roller vs. other choices?
  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let me try that link again

    I demoed it for about 15 hours. It was very smooth and did a nice job of compaction. I wish it had a little more power as I use these machines for things other than finish grade on 3/4 crush gravel. It came down to ease of working with the CASE dealer. I had also demoed an IR DD25. It compacted well but visibility sucked. That was the only other machine I considered. They gave me a grand more for my Vibramax 263 than I paid for it about 4 years ago at auction (9K). I really want to go forward with plans to creating a bigger niche in concrete prep. This roller will help with that.
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    Whats the average size of one of your concrete prep jobs?
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looked at the spec's and it can do 11 inch thick lifts of gravel thats a big time saver.

    You might want to go in the paving business now :laugh:
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Right now they average around 10K square feet and less. I want to hit the 10-100K market. I have no desire to push asphalt. The occasional patch back is enough for me.
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lookin good man, sounds like things are going well in Iderhoo.

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