Hamm AG – Germany is one of the largest manufacturers of the compactors worldwide, and belongs to the Wirtgen Group who are World leaders in road building and rehabilitation equipments.
The powerful machine, specially designed in Germany, in cooperation with Indian engineers, for the Indian market, is now produced at the new factory of the Wirtgen Group near Pune.
Simple operation, high compaction performance, a high-quality engine and excellent drive characteristics: these are the highlights of the new Hamm compactor 311, which is being produced in Pune for a short while now.
The compactor with 11 ton operating weight impresses with numerous technical highlights. The 3 point pendulum articulated joint is particularly note-worthy. It gives the machine excellent driving and steering characteristics, an unsurpassed directional stability and offers the best driving comfort. At all times, a modern display informs the driver about the machine condition and guarantees simple operation. The construction site and all important points of the machine are always in the compactor driver's view from the platform.
Power comes from a water-cooled, Cummins engine, which sits under the carbon fibre bonnet. The sleek curves of this hood help ensure excellent visibilitiy - not something that can be said about many other compactors on the market in India.
The Vibratory compactor is available in three variants: in the standard version with rear-axle drive as the "311" model, the "311D" model with additional driven drums and the "311P" model with padfoot drums.
Talking about Hamm 311 soil compactor, Mr. Ramesh Palagiri - Managing Director and CEO-Wirtgen India stated - "With the Hamm 311, we have developed a model that is designed specifically for the Indian market. This single drum compactor corresponds to the high standards of quality of the Wirtgen Group, but is manufactured locally so that the pricing allows us to prevail on this highly competitive market."
Within a short while, our market share for these Compactors is close to 7-8%, and the target is to reach 40% in the next two years.
Currently our Engineers from Germany and India are working towards developing the 9 ton Asphalt paver for Indian roads. The production for these machines would also start by next year, he added.