Although traditional, early designs of rammers often featured incredibly heavy posts in order to pound into the ground, advancements in technology now mean that the rammers of today’s world can guarantee ease of use and operator comfort as well as the ability to achieve maximum impact force. This is of course necessary in order to consolidate cohesive soils. Luckily, this is something that you can achieve easily with our rammers here at Meiwa, where we are honoured to be the NZ compaction equipment suppliers of high-performance equipment featuring innovative Japanese technology.
Following the upgrades to rammers over the years, including the adjustments from the two-cycle engine to the four-cycle engine, equipment owners no longer have to worry about the tedious, risky fuel mixtures. Whilst the engine is still a predominant feature to consider, there are other features that are worth examining that can enhance maintenance, performance, ergonomics and more. Read on to see what you should be thinking about when it comes to finding the right rammer compactor.
Due to regulations concerning environmental impact, back in the 1990s many rammer manufacturers had to make the switch to four-cycle engines which are favoured because of their lower emissions. Manufacturers are continuing to look for ways to reduce the rammers’ impact on the environment by reducing waste oil and reducing noise and polluting emissions.
Designed for comfort and ease of use.
As technology improves so does the manufacturing of rammers, where the operator’s experience of use is greatly considered and hopefully improved as time goes on. Opting for lighter, stronger materials helps improve the balance of the rammers, making them easier and smoother to operate as well as being transport friendly. Some other areas that have been dramatically improved include reduction in noise levels, hand-arm vibrations and emission values.
Simplifying the maintenance
Not only are manufacturers working to make rammers easier to operate, but they’re working hard to make these machines easier and simpler to maintain, all while providing extra filtration to extend the life of the machine. This is most evident when it comes to air filtration systems and lubrication. Some models feature a new recoil guard that protects the recoil from impact, which has a knock-on effect with regards to repairs and downtime.
Although there have been many advancements in the design and technology of rammers over the last several years, progress is of course still ongoing, with new models and updated features being introduced. Reducing emissions is a major consideration for a lot of brands. Manufacturers are constantly trying to find ways to reduce harmful effects such as hand-arm vibrations and noise levels for operators using this equipment, as well as ways to increase performance.
MEIWA’s Edge – current models have been refined to perfection in Japan since 1945.
Made in Japan – One of the few genuine Japanese brands, still made in Japan. Proven quality you can rely on.
Air Filtration – An extra larger three-way air filter system. A long-term time and money saving benefit for these machines in demanding dusty conditions.
Carburation – The preferred float bowl style carburettor, designed to perform consistently along with these machines’ heavy vibration.
Operation – Contractors are loving the smooth operation of these machines, greatly reducing operator fatigue.
Balance – Low centre of gravity positioned perfectly for stability and ease of operation, along with achieving a higher compaction rate.
Transport - Rollers mounted to the handle for easy and convenient transportation.