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 rollers are suitable for compacting cohesive soils.
d) Pneumatic tyred rollers are very suitable for compacting for both cohesive soils.