Suitability Of Various Compaction Equipment
a) Smooth wheeled rollers are most suited for compacting crushed rock, hard core, mechanically stable gravel, and sand. They also give satisfactory results for moderately cohesive soils.
b) Vibrating-type equipment, crawler tractors, and rubber-tyred rollers are effective for compacting cohesionless sand and gravels.
c) Sheep-foot roller is another heavy equipment that is used for compacting cohesive soils like – silty & clayey sand, clayey silt, and heavy clay soil. This roller is mostly used in road, dam, and heavy building foundation work.
d) Pneumatic tyred rollers are very suitable for compacting for both cohesive soils.