COMPACTORS

CONTENTS | DECEMBER 2014                   REPORT OVERVIEW:

NORTH AMERICAN SALES

   Sales Breakdown by Size
   Sales Breakdown by Region
   Market Segments
   Product Trends

NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION

IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

COMPONENT SUPPLY

FIELD POPULATION

FORECAST

MANUFACTURER SUMMARY


   BDS Manufacturing Co. (Formerly Beuthling)
   Bomag/Hypac
   Caterpillar
   Dynapac
   Hamm
   JCB/Vibromax
   LeeBoy
   Stone
   Volvo
   Wacker
   Other Suppliers

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 rear.

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.