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Roll up: The Sany SSR180C-8


EEM finds out what makes the Sany SSR180C-8 Single Drum Roller an attractive option for businesses in the Australian civil and road construction sector.

In the always busy world of Australian construction and roadworks, efficiency and reliability of machinery are key. And with the massive pipeline of infrastructure projects across the country, the availability of quality rollers is vital.

Enter the Sany 18-tonne SSR180C-8 Single Drum Roller, a model offering a compelling package of features for earthmoving businesses, contractors, and equipment rental companies alike.

Powering innovation

The SSR180C-8 is a powerhouse with a 5.9L Cummins engine, delivering a robust 133 kW of rated power. This single drum roller combines power with precision, boasting a minimum ground clearance of 410mm, making it suitable for varied terrains.

One of its standout features is the water wheel type lubrication on the vibratory bearing, significantly extending bearing life up to 5000 hours. This innovative approach not only enhances durability but also reduces maintenance costs, a crucial factor in project budgeting.

Powering efficiency

Sany has made significant strides in efficiency. The SSR180C-8 offers 10 per cent greater excitation force compared to its peers, leading to 16.7 per cent higher production efficiency. This makes it an ideal choice for large-scale projects where time and resource management are paramount.

The SSR180C-8 is perfectly suited for the demanding Australian industries, from road construction to large infrastructure projects. Its durability and efficiency also make it a great fit for rental companies looking to add value to their fleets.

Operators can enjoy great visibility from the sealed cab. Image: Prime Creative Media

UHI Sales Representative Alex Ossil says the Sany SSR180C-8 could represent the perfect sweet spot for value-savvy customers looking to balance efficiency and comfort.

“This roller’s Cummins engine delivers 181hp, and 12.5-tonne compression from the single drum at the front,” he says.

“The SSR180C-8 boasts a big, fully enclosed cabin too. Combined with a sloped hood and rounded rear bumper, operators will get great vision all around them.

“It also comes with reverse camera, air conditioning, and radio inside the cabin, which helps make it very comfortable for the operator.”

For those still on the fence about the Sany range, Alex points out that UHI will be there to support its valued customers with their purchase.

“These machines come with a three- year, 3000-hour full parts and labour warranty,” he says.

Crucially, Alex adds, UHI has stock available now.

“Give us a call, give our great range of rollers and other equipment a try,” he says. “You won’t be disappointed.”

About UHI Machinery

With locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin, UHI Machinery is equipped to supply the gear you need almost anywhere in Australia.

As well as an extended range of Sany rollers, UHI’s branches are well stocked with a wide selection of construction, agricultural, and logistics equipment – including everything from XCMG piling rigs to Zoomlion access equipment.

For further information on the range of Sany rollers and other equipment available from UHI Machinery, reach out to or call 1800 000 844.


Reverse camera comes standard on the SSR180C-8. Image: Prime Creative Media


Sany SSR180C-8: Key specs

Operating weight



5.9L Cummins @ 133kW

Min. ground clearance


Fuel tank capacity



45 per cent

Hydraulic tank capacity


Travel speed




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