Wacker Neuson RD7 Rollers Offer Engine Choices and Force Settings

October 20, 2015
Wacker Neuson RD7 Rollers Offer Engine Choices and Force Settings

According to Wacker Neuson, the company has reengineered its RD7 walk-behind tandem rollers for easier operation and service, as well as improved compaction performance. The new models, designed for compacting a range of soil types and asphalt, are now available with a choice of diesel or gasoline engines.

The RD7He, powered by an 8.2-horsepower Hatz diesel engine with electric start, has an operating weight of 1,624 pounds. The RD7A, with an operating weight of 1,512 pounds, uses a 9.7 horsepower Honda gasoline engine. Both models have a drum width of 25.6 inches and feature a high centrifugal-force setting (4,998 pounds) and a low setting (2,935 pounds). Hydrostatically driven, the new models feature hydraulic hoses and cables that are protected from damage.

The RD7 Series features a compact design with dual, smooth, beveled-edge drums designed for tight side clearance on both sides of the machine. A new patent-pending handle design provides multiple gripping points for easier control and turning, and a center handle allows the operator fine control while finishing asphalt. In addition, RD7 models have a shorter wheelbase and reduced overall weight to facilitate turning.

Other features that enhance operator comfort and convenience, says Wacker Neuson, include an easy-to-reach throttle and low/high exciter-force controls located on the shock-mounted, low-vibration handle. The handle also features a unique foot-operated handle lock that allows for easy tilting of the handle for storage.

A large water tank with an easy-access cap and a quick-view water-level indicator allows longer running time between refills, and an open-frame design allows fast cleaning with a pressure washer, says the company.