The BH-1300, with its 8 tonne 1.3m wide module, is the original machine developed to deliver rolling dynamic compaction. Significantly upgraded over the years by Broons at their South Australian factory, this work-horse of the fleet continues to deliver cost-effective compaction in a wide range of applications.
The BH-1300 HD, or Heavy Duty version, has several reinforced features making it ideal for more rugged applications. It has a 1.3m wide 12 tonne module, along with a heavy duty gusseted main chassis and upgraded linkage assembly that result in a more robust unit suited to high work loads or more aggressive material.
Hydraulic drum lift Bulk earthworks Pavement construction
Secure ball coupling Civil engineering Sports facilities
Jack stand Engineered fill
Low maintenance Water storage
With speeds of up to 12 kph, the depth and rate with which the impact roller compacts is the highest productivity solution available. Compacting loose fill for construction sites, the islands of Dubai, international airports or Olympic stadiums – all credited to the unique Broons square impact roller.
Ten years of collaboration with the Adelaide University School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering has formed the backbone of further developments in RDC (rolling dynamic compaction), and the continued development of the Impact Roller design and application. More than 40 PhD students have contributed to this process with many published papers being presented at Australian and International Geomechanics Society conferences. A combination of field testing matched with finite element analysis in the laboratory have brought great advancements in the Broons product and knowledge of deep compaction.
Extensive field testing with buried pressure cells are calibrated with scale models in the research facility.