tamping roller

tamping roller

[′tamp·iŋ ′rō·lər]
(design engineering)

sheepsfoot roller, tamping roller

A self-propelled or towed drum-like roller with projecting studs that penetrate the surface of the ground; used to obtain deep compaction of fill material; esp. effective for compaction of clay soils. (See illustration p. 880.)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Tamping the fill around a pipeline can be done with hand tampers, mechanical tampers or vibrators, or tamping rollers, depending on job conditions.