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Ammann rollers are rolling in Wales
06. August 2009

A good price-performance ratio is particularly important in economically difficult times such as these, and no less so for the county council district of Carmarthenshire in Wales. The fleet of 80 cm tandem rollers was due for an update. One search criteria was to find a machine that enabled the driver to do a better job whilst making his work easier. Carrying out compaction work directly next to walls and kerbstones is possible thanks to the drum side clearance of the Ammann AV12. The water-cooled drive system from Yanmar is both economical and efficient. The AV12 is equipped with twin drum drive and vibration, maintenance-free ball bearings and a Teflon-coated central ball bearing as standard.


As Andy Elkin, fleet manager for the county council district of Carmarthenshire explains: "We chose Ammann because our calculations take the total cost of the machine over its entire lifespan into account. Experience has shown that the machine with the cheapest purchase price is rarely the most cost-effective variant over the entire lifespan. Ammann rollers, however, make a stand against this trend. The service and the cost of spare parts in conjunction with an excellent warranty made it an easy decision to make.