Road Widener Brings Heightened Safety to Road Crews with Offset Vibratory Roller Attachment

Road Widener, a leading manufacturer of innovative road construction equipment, offers the industry’s first Offset Vibratory Roller attachment. The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches, trenches and other hard-to-reach areas alongside the road, a task that has traditionally put road crews in danger of rollover accidents, increased workers’ comp costs and led to poor safety ratings.


The Offset Vibratory Roller attaches to most loaders, graders, compact track loaders and skid steers, operating off the host machine’s engine and hydraulics. Utilizing the host machine for power reduces maintenance by 90% over self-propelled rollers while also offering the versatility of three interchangeable drums sizes and up to 30-degree pivot angles.


“Crewmember safety is the highest priority on any jobsite,” said Lynn Marsh, Road Widener, LLC president. “With traditional compaction machines, every degree of slope is felt by operators as they navigate through uneven terrain, resulting in an increased risk of tipping. The Offset Vibratory Roller combats that by providing a viable alternative that allows contractors to quickly and efficiently get the job done without risking an accident. It’s a game-changer.”

The Offset Vibratory Roller compacts a variety of materials including stone, asphalt, gravel and topsoil. Once attached to a host machine’s lift arm, the Offset Vibratory Roller becomes operable by easily connecting to the host machine’s hydraulics and pairing the remote control. From there, all aspects of the attachment, including height, angle, extension and compaction adjustments, can be operated by a single crew member via the remote control.

The Offset Vibratory Roller has a total reach of 9 feet and can be purchased with a 2, 3 or 4-foot-wide drum. The drums can pivot up to 30 degrees, reach up to 30 inches below the mounting point, and are interchangeable. This allows road crews to take on jobs of varying sizes and aggregates by purchasing additional drums instead of investing in multiple self-propelled machines with engines that can fail. Additionally, the vibratory feature operates between 2,500-3,500 vibrations per minute for optimal compaction.

Using the Offset Vibratory Roller over self-propelled compaction machines that have a greater risk of tipping helps to reduce workers’ comp claims, lower insurance premiums and increase contractors’ safety ratings — all necessities for bidding on and winning jobs.

The Offset Vibratory Roller can be attached to any host loader, skid steer, compact track loader or road grader by inserting the host machine’s lift arm pads into the Offset Vibratory Roller’s universal mounting pad. An adapter plate is also available for host machines like compact backhoes and telescopic loaders that may not be readily setup to accept standard attachments. The Offset Vibratory Roller is compatible with standard and high flow hydraulics.

The Offset Vibratory Roller operates without an engine, powertrain, or any associated parts of its own, which makes for 90% less maintenance than self-propelled machines by cutting out traditional engine and transmission service. Instead, the Offset Vibratory Roller contains five grease fittings that need to be lubricated every 10 hours, or more often if operating in adverse conditions. Standard hardware and hydraulic checks along with general cleaning are also part of the daily maintenance routine.

“We manufactured the Offset Vibratory Roller to fit onto the equipment contractors already have and are familiar with,” said Marsh. “The design allows for simplified maintenance, easy transport and offers an unmatched ROI.” Visit or call 844-494-3363 to learn more.

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