As we are aware the Construction Equipment industry entirely depends on the infrastructure sector, usually the demand of construction equipment indicates the rise of infrastructure activities in a particular region or country. The rise in the sale of CE products over a period of last one year majorly drives by Road construction equipment.
As consummation of road building machines have increased due to the increased pace of the Road Construction in the country. Therefore, the demand for road building equipment is likely to jump further as more projects are about to hit the ground. Hence, we will discuss one of the important road construction equipment ‘Road roller’ and try to find various aspects of buying used Road roller.
People who do not want to invest buying a new machine due to budget constraint, must be looking to buy used Road rollers as the pace of road construction have improved 40% to an average 6km per day in financial year 2016 from 4.3 km in fiscal 2015. As per the projection of rating agency Crisil, the average road construction per day for NHAI projects to be nearly double by fiscal 2018.
It indicates more requirement of road building equipment in coming years.
About Road Roller
The Road roller is also known as Compactor or simply Roller, this road construction equipment plays crucial role in road building process, it is used for compacting soil, concrete, gravel or asphalt during road construction and foundations process. It’s generally used for compressing the surface.
There are various types of Road rollers used for different road projects depending on project requirements, or size of the road project, these are; Cylindrical Rollers, Sheepsfoot Rollers, Pneumatic Tyred Rollers, Smooth Wheeled Rollers, Vibratory Rollers and Grid Rollers.
Mr. Vineet Singh, Senior Associate Consultant- Market and Business Intelligence at Persistence Market Research told EOS in an interview that, “NHAI has set a target to award around 97 projects (in this fiscal), covering more than 6,600 km worth Rs one lakh crore in the current financial year. The demand for road construction equipment such as backhoe loader, motor grader, asphalt mixing plant, road roller, etc. is evidently estimated to grow when these awards hit the ground.”
Road rollers are one of the heavy road building machines which have huge flow in used/second-hand market than the new. It is always advisable for users to buy the new road rollers for longer use depending on usage frequency. However, if you are not sure about the frequent use of the machine or budget constraint, one must go for the used Road rollers.
Where to Buy
Buying used Road rollers require the sound knowledge about used/second-hand market. There are various unorganized brokers or dealers who deal in the buying and selling used construction equipment, so it is always preferable to buy construction equipment from the right platform which helps you to reduce your chances of being cheated.
There are few online platforms in the country which seem to be a reliable platform in dealing with used Road rollers or other CE, these players do not deal online, they even arrange for an on-location visit for the buyers to inspect the machine personally, one of them is www.equipmentonestop.com.
Always remember, when buying used machine, always try to bargain and do not simply ready with their quotation to further save your money.
Key Points to Remember
Always keep these key points when going for inspecting the used road rollers, these include; Physically check the machine and ensure the machine is in proper condition, Go with your trained operator who can check the machine by operating it, ask several questions regarding the machine and let your operator interact more with the seller.