|NORTH AMERICAN SALES|
Sales Breakdown by Size
Sales Breakdown by Region
NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
BDS Manufacturing Co. (Formerly Beuthling)
MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFORMATION
CURRENT MODELS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
This report updates our last
2011 analysis of compactors, vehicles that play a wide variety of crucial roles
in construction projects. Some types of
compactors were informally referred to as “steamrollers” in bygone years
because of their utilization of steam engines.
Today, however, the typical compactor is equipped with a diesel or gasoline
engine. Compactors are used for compacting
base materials such as earth or asphalt. They are commonly seen working on roads,
airport runways, parking lots, and driveways.
They come in a variety of models that differ in their method of
compaction. Static and pneumatic-tired
compactors generate compacting pressure with the weight of the machine. Vibratory models compact with weighted steel
drums that gain additional force through vibrating drums. Regular (single) vibratory models have a drum
in the front of the vehicle, and tandem models have an second drum in the
In this report, we
use the terms “rollers” (used for asphalt applications) and “compactors” (used
for soil applications) interchangeably.
Furthermore, the sales and production data do not include compactors
used in landfill, embankment, and trench applications, nor do they include
hand-held plate or rammer and tamping compactors and walk-behind compactors.