The rollers of today are precision built, and a far cry from the horse drawn farm equipment of yesteryear. Even these earlier versions were incredibly efficient at crushing and flattening. Before the mid 19th century, compacting machines were steam powered and designed to bounce and vibrate. Steam rollers were in use within the UK up until the late 1970’s, when petrol and diesel machines gradually replaced them.
Modern rollers have mostly left their humble agricultural beginnings, and are now commonly found working at the roadside or on construction sites. They play a very important role in providing smooth and functional roads and motorways.
BOMAG have been a prominent producer of top of the range rollers since the late 1950’s, when Karl Heinz Schwamborn founded the company. BOMAG has evolved into a thriving manufacturer with an exceptional range under its belt. Schwamborn was responsible for the double vibratory roller, the first of its kind. BOMAG continued to be an innovative and forward thinking company throughout the decades. It has branches in Austria, China, France, Italy, America, Hungary, Canada and Japan. The company has swapped hands several times over the years but has always remained reputable and reliable.
This excellent reputation, along with outstanding quality is a requirement at Rhinos, and the reason BOMAG machinery appears amongst our comprehensive range. We like to ensure a choice of plant machinery, tools and equipment to meet the specific needs of each customer. Our selection of rollers is no exception and customers will find the right roller whether it’s for a small domestic job or major infrastructure work.
Pedestrian rollers can be easily pushed around, and are perfect for those smaller tasks such as compaction for gardening projects. They are also a popular machine of choice for levelling the ground ready to lay new driveways in places like Rayleigh. Our 80 or 120 tandem rollers are ideal for asphalt, coarse gravel and other types of ground and subsurfaces. They are driver operated and have dual drum vibration. Vibration capability is extremely important in a roller, especially for preparing the foundations of large buildings.
The vibration makes sure that compaction is completed to the highest standards. If this was not the case, a very dangerous situation could be the result, once the building is finished. If improperly compacted, the foundations could experience movement or suffer from pockets of air making it unstable.
Trench compactors are built for the toughest applications, delivering performance, reliability, and low operating costs. They are remotely operated, so great when care and safety is paramount. Perfect for compacting excavations, subbases for foundations and creating trenches for drainage, sewers etc. Infrared technology is used for the remote control, offering a carefully managed solution. A variety of widths and weights are available adding to their versatile nature.
These trench compactors are designed to have intelligent vibration control [IVC], are safe to operate and have lockable security features. The machines know when optimum compaction has been achieved, taking the guesswork out of the task.
At Rhino Plant Hire we are committed to offering a wide range of versatile, high performance heavy and small plant. Choose from the very latest machinery, tools and equipment guaranteed to get every job done effectively. Amongst our plant hire stock you will find skidsteers, telehandlers, dumpers, bowsers, mini excavators, rollers and air tools from the biggest names in the industry. Our high quality small plant will make your projects pleasurable with welding tools, alloy towers, grinders, lighting, plumbing, gardening and landscaping equipment, pumps, site electrics, surveying equipment, road working tools and woodworking gear.
We update our plant machinery frequently to incorporate the latest design and technology for our customers. Our highly functioning used plant is then offered for sale representing some incredible bargains. We also repair and service customer plant using the exceptional skills of our own expert mechanics. For added customer convenience, this can be carried out either in our purpose built facility or on site.
Rhino Plant Hire are based in Doddinghurst, Brentwood, ideal for customers located throughout Essex, Kent, London and East Anglia. Just a few of the locations we cover include Chelmsford, Brentwood, Braintree, Stansted, Southend, Upminster, Barking, Billericay, Heathrow, Surrey, Cambridge, Enfield, Harlow, Romford, Basildon, Chigwell, Ilford, Grays, Hornchurch, Waltham Cross, Beckton, St Albans, Stortford, Wembley, Rayleigh, Dunmow, Wickford, Dartford, Ware, Cheshunt, Witham, Dagenham, Epping, Rainham, Loughton, Sidcup, Ongar and Stratford.