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6.6.2 Compaction Equipment

The compaction equipment for asphalt work includes:

  • vibratory steel-wheeled rollers – most commonly used for initial rolling and basic compaction
  • pneumatic-tyred rollers – used for secondary compaction and sealing of the surface
  • impact compactors such as vibratory plates, hand tampers, etc. – generally only used for areas inaccessible to rollers, and minor works.