New Hamm Demolition Roller Makes Quick Work of PCC Pavements

An innovative marriage of cold mill-style pavement cutting tools to a vibrating soil compactor has resulted in a roller that can cheaply shatter aged portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements, and may lead to a new era in pavement demolition and crack-and-seat reconstruction.

Heretofore, breaking of PCC pavements slated for removal has been done by time-consuming guillotine-style or percussive breakers, backhoes with breakers, dozers with rippers, or costly ultrasonic vibration by specialty contractors. These pavements would then be dug out to be landfilled or recycled, or the concrete chunks seated in place with rollers in advance of bituminous overlay.

Now demolition of concrete surfaces can become widely available to all with the new Hamm H 25i VC. This 25-ton, 214 hp, Tier 4 interim emissions-compliant roller with 84-in. drum can crush rock and concrete in-place in one step, saving time and money while revolutionizing the process.

The “VC” in the model number stands for vibration crusher. The Hamm H 25i VC utilizes standard vibration to shatter concrete in-place, using its vibrating, tool-equipped drum to crush and break rock and concrete.

Its special toolholder system can accept a wide range of tailor-made point-attack tools designed for different situations. A total of 150 quick-change toolholders are welded to the drum for this purpose.

With the appropriate kit, the H 25i VC also can be converted to a padfoot roller.


For further information, please contact:

Wirtgen America, Inc.
Ken Snover
6030 Dana Way
Antioch, TN 37013

Phone: 615-501-0600
Fax: 615-501-0691


WIRTGEN AMERICA Inc., Nashville, is the North American headquarters of the WIRTGEN GROUP, the single-source marketer of the world's most technologically advanced lines of asphalt reclaiming/recycling, concrete slipform, and surface mining equipment from WIRTGEN, asphalt and soil compactors from HAMM, asphalt pavers from VÖGELE, and construction materials processing equipment from KLEEMANN.

Reinhard Wirtgen, founder of WIRTGEN GROUP, was honored as one of the "Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Design & Construction Professionals of the 20th Century" by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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