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neversatisfiedj
04-05-2006, 06:04 AM
I have a driveway coming up and am going to do a 12" base. What compactor shoulr I rent .. Vibratory or roller .. ? What make do you guys use for heavy compaction rate ? Thanks all

--Josh

mrusk
04-05-2006, 07:32 AM
I did estimates on 2 driveways this year. I always priced in rental for a 48 or 60in vibatory roller. They rented for like 250-275 a day i belive.

Matt

Drafto
04-05-2006, 07:48 AM
I have a driveway coming up and am going to do a 12" base. What compactor shoulr I rent .. Vibratory or roller .. ? What make do you guys use for heavy compaction rate ? Thanks all

--Josh

Do a search on "compactors" and there was a good comparison debate going on between rollers and plates a little while back. Personally, I would rent the biggest plate compactor I could find somewhere in the 12-14K range. You can do 6"-8" lifts with ease and it is nice piece of mind especially for a driveway. They rent in the 100-200/day range.

Dan

zedosix
04-05-2006, 08:31 AM
We use the 1,100 pound diesel plate compactors. Compacting in 10" lifts. When the brick is laid the 12" nails we use for our restraint edge get bent at times! $150 a day to rent, 18,000 to buy:dizzy:

neversatisfiedj
04-05-2006, 10:03 AM
Good stuff Zedo ! This will be my first drive and I don't want a call back