New spray bar system improves Road Widener’s roller attachment

By Paige HaeffeleApril 08, 2022

The spray bar system aids in suppressing dust particles, compacting aggregates and preventing clumping when rolling hot mix asphalt

Road Widener now offers a spray bar system that increases the versatility of its patented Offset Vibratory Roller attachment.

The spray bar system aids in suppressing dust particles, compacting aggregates and preventing clumping when rolling hot mix asphalt. It is designed to easily attach to Road Widener’s Offset Vibratory Roller, which allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting shoulders, ditches, trenches and other hard-to-reach areas.

The Offset Vibratory Roller attaches to any host loader - skid steer, compact track loader or road grader - by inserting the host machine’s lift arm pads into the attachment’s universal mounting pad. An adapter plate is also available for host machines like compact backhoes and telescopic loaders that may not be readily set up to accept standard attachments.

The attachment operates without an engine, powertrain or any associated parts of its own, which makes for less maintenance than self-propelled machines while also reducing labor.

The spray bar system will allow contractors to increase efficiency and versatility when compacting a variety of materials including asphalt, stone, gravel and topsoil.

“As a company that prides itself in providing unique, profitable solutions, we are always looking for ways to improve our products,” said Lynn Marsh, Road Widener president.

“We’re excited to now offer the spray bar system for the Offset Vibratory Roller. We knew the attachment was capable of many forms of compaction, but it was not until the product reached our customers that we realized its full potential. We listened to their feedback and designed a spray bar system that heightens the capabilities of this already one-of-a-kind product.”

The spray bar system comes with two seven-gallon tanks for each side of the roller and can pair with any-sized water tank that may already be on the host machine.

The Offset Vibratory Roller has a total reach of 9 ft and can be purchased with a 2-, 3- or 4-ft-wide drum.

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