Design supports efficiency and sustainability
New concepts in engine and vibration management allowed HAMM to increase the power considerably and at the same time reduce exhaust gas emissions, noise and vibrations. Moreover, the design supports the overall performance of the HC series, thanks to the newly designed front vehicle, for example "with a significantly greater clearance between the drum and the crossbeam, where material cannot accumulate," according to the specialist jury. This means that downtimes for cleaning the drum are a thing of the past, while productivity increases. Moreover, customers benefit from an extensive range of options and can adapt each roller ideally to their individual requirements and areas of application.
Ready for a digital construction site
The new compactors from HAMM are equipped for the digitalisation of the construction industry. The jury adds: "The HC series compactors are 'digital ready' and so meet future construction site quality and communication requirements. Using the Smart Doc app from HAMM, even less-experienced drivers can immediately determine which areas have been sufficiently compacted and which areas still require compaction. Furthermore, the compactors can communicate, even with digital applications from third parties, via a standardised interface."
HC CompactLine series: Compact and safe
The HC CompactLine (55.4 kW/5 t – 7 t), which also won an award, is in the small compactor segment. Particularly noteworthy is the 7-ton HC 70i which, at 4.40 m in length, is the world's shortest compactor in this weight class. Combined with the 3-point articulation and the extremely short wheelbase, this results in excellent driving and handling characteristics. In their reasoning, the jury stressed that the compactors, thanks to their compact form, short wheelbase and a remarkable gradeability, are perfectly suited for compaction in narrow construction sites and in trenches. The jurors also emphasised that the HC CompactLine series "is extremely easy to operate thanks to the standard intuitive operation, embedded in an ergonomically optimised workstation." Part of that is the language-neutral operation. The logical arrangement, careful design and clear symbols on the operating elements make manual operations straightforward. Back-lit buttons ensure correct operation, even in the dark. The arrangement of the steering wheel allows a clear view of and easy access to the dashboard.