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Sakai Introduces 12-Ton SV610-III Series Soil Rollers

Wed April 08, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Sakai America has introduced its 12 ton (10.8 t) class soil rollers, the SV610-III Series, to help site-prep, roadbuilding and earthmoving contractors compact more material faster.

The SV610-III Series comes in three model variations, the SV610D-III smooth drum model, weighing in at 27,555 lbs. (12,500 kg) and designed for rock and granular materials, the SV610T-III 27,710 lbs. (12,569 kg) padfoot roller, for cohesive materials, silts and clays and the SV610TF-III model that weighs 32,560 lbs. (14,770 kg) and includes a padfoot/smooth drum combination.

The padfoot drum in the SV610TF-III is encased within a bolt-on smooth drum shell that can be removed when working on cohesive soils. This series comes with an 84 in. (213 cm) drum width and is designed for high yardage compaction jobs on a wide range of soils and rockfill applications — highway and airport subbases, embankments, dams, reservoirs and large commercial tracts.

The SV610-III Series compactors are powered by a fuel efficient, Tier III, Cummins QSB4.5, 148 hp (110 kW) water-cooled, turbocharged diesel engine. This engine fully complies with current EPA/CARB emission standards and is mounted on rubber isolators to provide added vibration protection.

All models come standard with dual amplitude. The SV610TF-III offers amplitudes up to 0.06 in. (.15 cm) while the SV610D-III and SV610T-III offer amplitudes up to 0.09 in. (.22 cm). All three models also offer high centrifugal forces up to 58,450 lbs. (26,512 kg). These features enable the SV610-III Series to make quick work of compaction on a variety of soils, according to the manufacturer.

The SV610-III Series is equipped with a two brake, three-way failsafe system. A hydrostatic service brake is located at the forward-reverse lever. Switching of the wet disc, spring-applied, hydraulically-released (SAHR) parking brake switch is located on the instrument panel. An emergency brake foot pedal activates both the hydrostatic and the SAHR brakes that will automatically apply in the event of an engine or hydraulic system failure.

ROPS and seat belts also are standard equipment on every Sakai roller sold in North America.

For more information, call 800/323-0535 or visit

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