Case Small DV Series Double Drum Asphalt Rollers Offer Superior Maneuverability, Visibility For Maximum Productivity In Tight Spaces
Case Construction Equipment today introduced its next generation of asphalt compaction equipment with an updated line of small double drum asphalt rollers. The new DV Series — the DV23, DV26, DV36 and DV45 — combines a compact size, excellent maneuverability and visibility, with the same control features found in heavy asphalt rollers. The DV Series small tandem rollers feature a tapered offset drum and high curb clearance, allowing users to compact right up to high curbs or other tight areas, making them ideal for parking lots, bike paths, tennis courts and other small- to medium-sized projects.
The four new models, replacing the DV201, 202 and 204, are part of Case’s complete line of compaction equipment that can handle anything from coarse bases compaction to hot-mix asphalt surfaces.
“The narrow hood design on our new line of DV Series small compactors gives operators the ability to see right down to the edge of the drum, which is critical in tight spaces, and sets Case equipment apart from competitors,” says Katie Pullen, Case brand marketing manager. “Contractors want to eliminate the amount of foot compacting they need to do, and these machines allow operators to get closer to areas than they ever could before.”
Pullen explains that the small DV Series compactors also have a tighter turning radius, which improves compaction times, and the offset tapered drums reduce asphalt tearing while compacting around curves.
Operators can further maximize productivity with standard dual amplitudes and dual frequencies. The Tier 4 Interim Yanmar engine on the small DV Series compactors delivers the same high centrifugal forces and frequencies as the competition, but at lower RPMs, making the machines more fuel efficient. Low overhead clearance is no problem with the standard foldable rollover protection system (ROPS).
“These small DV compactors offer superior compaction capabilities for a variety of asphalts, and the pressurized water tanks ensure there’s no wasted water and consistent flow, even on hills,” Pullen says.
Operator comfort, easy maintenance enhance productivity
As always, operator comfort remains a top priority for Case, and the DV Series compactors feature an iso-mounted operator platform that minimizes vibration and reduces operator fatigue. Operators also have superior visibility to the drum edge on both sides of the machine with a lateral sliding seat as standard equipment, even on the smallest machine. The automatic vibration control system includes automatic or operator-controlled start and stop to the drum.
The machines are built to minimize maintenance time and maximize productivity for years to come. Routine maintenance is performed easily with the gas strut assist opening hood and unmatched access to key internal engine components. The compactors feature an external fuel fill and Teflon articulation joint. In addition, all check points are conveniently located on one side of the machine for faster service.
The Case DV23, DV26, DV36 and DV45 asphalt rollers have drum widths ranging from 39 inches (1,000 mm) to 54 inches (1,380 mm), and operating weights from 4,960 lb (2,250 kg) to 10,295 lb (4,670 kg).