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TÜV tested: Atlas Copco LP6500 Duplex Roller offering top operator comfort


The high level of operator comfort offered by the LP6500 Duplex Roller is a direct result of Atlas Copco’s continuous focus on ergonomic design. Recently, in a test* performed by the independent technical inspection organization TÜV Nord, the LP6500 was compared with two similar duplex roller models from other manufacturers. The test provided confirmation that the LP6500 has lower vibrations in the handle and lower machine noise than the other machines tested.

Test results conclusive

In the vibration test the LP6500 showed a hand-arm vibration level of only 4.14 m/s2 in the top handle, while one competing roller was measured at 7.01 m/s2 in the direction handle. Thus the hand-arm vibration level in the handle of the LP6500 is 2.87 m/s2 lower, which means considerably less strain on the operator during a working day. In the noise emission test, the LP6500 showed a sound pressure level of only 89 dB(A), which is 3 dB(A) lower than one of the competing machines, and 6 dB(A) lower than the other.

Effective on virtually any surface

The LP6500 provides high compaction efficiency on thin granular soil layers, such as sand and gravel. When compacting silt, the compaction effect depends largely on water content and the LP6500 is most effective on thin layers. On asphalt the end results are excellent and the LP6500 is well suited for smaller jobs in areas such as pavement construction or repair, narrow roads, playgrounds or parking lots.

*Atlas Copco Construction Tools AB in Kalmar, Sweden, initiated and performed the comparative test under the supervision of TÜV Nord. All steps of the process, from preparation to tests and measurements were conducted in accordance with TÜV Nord requests. For further information please see the TÜV Nord Test reports and its appendix. Feel free to download the TÜV testresults after simple request at

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had about 39800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90,5 (BEUR 10,5 ).

Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco´s Construction Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and petrol-driven equipment for demolition, recycling, compaction, rock drilling and concrete applications. Products are marketed and sold under several brands through a worldwide sales and service organisation. The division is headquartered in Essen, Germany, and has production units in Europe, Africa and Asia.