The right rollers for plant hire

Growing demand for effective and efficient compacting equipment has led plant hire specialists, Renico Plant Hire, to expand its growing fleet with an additional three 10 ton Ammann ASC 100 single drum rollers, supplied by ELB Equipment.

The Ammann rollers were evaluated to be most suitable for the company’s hire application offering a simple, yet durable machine that provides outstanding compaction performance and high levels of economy. On trial the machines were found to required fewer passes than comparable machines and as a result can offer customers a faster and more cost effective hiring service.

As far as reliability and after sales service are concerned the machines have an exceptional track record both locally and abroad and in Southern Africa are fully supported by ELB Equipment. A host of safety, productivity and serviceability features also make the machines easy to service and maintain on site.

Mine specification machine

According to Renico workshop manager, Louis Nel, the new rollers meet and surpass the strenuous requirements of the company. In addition, the fact that the machines are 100% mine compliant broadens the potential of the machines in the hire market.

Also, the high levels of safety, air-conditioned and comfortable cabs, as well as easy-to-operate nature of the machines were important considering the machines need to satisfy customers every requirement. “Most importantly customers are looking for productive machines that get the job done quickly, reliably and with no fuss.

“In terms of compaction ability, the Ammann machines outperform most of their competitors and when purchase, price, cost of ownership and suitability for plant hire is concerned, then the Ammann machines deliver a hard-to-beat proposition. As far as support and service from “the machines local distributors, ELB Equipment is concerned, we have enjoyed good support in the past and find it easy to deal with their team,” says Louis.


ELB Equipment sales manager, Rhett O’Neil, says the company is proud to have won the deal in the face of stiff opposition.  “In terms of a pure business decision we are glad that the machines that are most suitable for the application were chosen.

Also in terms of service and support our field teams are available 24 hours per day every day to ensure that the machines are available at all times. This is an important consideration when hiring equipment and ensuring that the plant hire company maintains it good reputation.”