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muddywater
06-03-2012, 04:59 PM
Anybody tried one of these compaction wheels?

http://www.mansfieldmachinery.com/equip-tg-mp24.html

I really want to get something to compact trenches. What do yall use?

Wet_Boots
06-03-2012, 06:32 PM
three fat ex-football players who eat way too many donuts

txirrigation
06-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Anybody tried one of these compaction wheels?

http://www.mansfieldmachinery.com/equip-tg-mp24.html

I really want to get something to compact trenches. What do yall use?

I think I may be missing something... my first thought was...Why? Quickly followed by...Broken pipe.

bobw
06-03-2012, 10:33 PM
I have both vib. plow and trencher attachments for the mini-skid. I had old plow blade fitted with a foot and use that to tamp down trenches. Works well, and I can control the impact pretty good.

I spent a lot of time trying to find a solution to the trench issue; I would have bought that attachment you found if it'd been available when I was in need.

muddywater
06-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Well i ordered a compactor last week. Cant wait to see it work.

http://m.trenchgrader.com/product/mp24
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Mark B
06-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Looks like that would be better then a jumpin jack..

koster_irrigation
06-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Well i ordered a compactor last week. Cant wait to see it work.


id like to see a video of this in action.

For all the sports complex's and commerical sites with looongg runs we do this would be nice!

Wet_Boots
06-11-2012, 09:00 PM
the hippies got there first

irritation
06-11-2012, 09:16 PM
Never had a use for one. Plow the pipe in. If and when I did trench I leave it up to the landscapers to repair the ditch.

Irrigation Contractor
06-12-2012, 12:31 AM
I guess I am just missing something here?

What specific purpose are you going to use this new unit for and how often? I am NOT trying to be a smart a$$, so please do not see this question in that way.

It does not appear to be a cheap attachment, so it should be able to pay for itself over time.

muddywater
06-12-2012, 09:42 AM
I guess I am just missing something here?

What specific purpose are you going to use this new unit for and how often? I am NOT trying to be a smart a$$, so please do not see this question in that way.

It does not appear to be a cheap attachment, so it should be able to pay for itself over time.

We trench everything in. When we do an install we typically leave the trenches mounded and let them settle. Its not aesthetically pleasing to have mounds all over your yard and then when they settle... they settle unevenly.

Basically, I just wanted one to have more of a finished quality product. Its just a little thing that can seperate us from the competition. We can compact our trenches and it should look alot neater when we finish. Plus when we do an irrigation system and a sod install we can compact our trenches instead of trying to run over them with a bobcat and then grading them smooth which will leave a trench indention after a month or two after they settle because the bobcat really cannot compact the trench properly.

Plus I have a job installing a mile of conduit under a future parking lot that HAS to be compacted.

A jumping jack tamper is a few thousand new and impossible to find one with a 4" pad used. Plus its another engine to maintain and not as productive.

I just about bought a used Vermeer TC4 for a couple grand, but then again it is another engine to maintain and I am not sure how reliable it would have been and its not as compact as the dingo attachment and would be more of a pain to transort to jobs.

muddywater
06-13-2012, 06:39 PM
video of trench compactor


http://youtu.be/9sp9co6hdII

1idejim
06-13-2012, 06:50 PM
i have a barreto 1624 trencher which i built a backfill blade for, pics have been posted

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=296713&highlight=backfill+blade

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=296853&highlight=backfill+blade

i would like a rubber tire on a spring arm to help compact the first lift when i backfill, maybe even the second lift too. then a guy would be assured that the pipe had some protection:)

nice attachment:)

AI Inc
06-17-2012, 08:25 AM
We do very little trenching but compact pull lines and the few trenches with the tires of the ditch witch.