View Full Version : ? about plate compactors

03-04-2004, 04:52 AM
I have rented a few different brands of plate compactors. Its about time for us to buy a few. The rental stores have like 3 or 4 different brands so every time I rent one its a different brand so I can't compare them. We manly will be using them for walls and brick pavers. So i'm just wondering what you guys use and perfer.

03-04-2004, 11:29 PM
I just bought one used its a Stone with Honda engine its new to me so I can't say how good it is but I did check around and the Stone co. does have a good rep this unit cost 2200 new I found it for 850 in the local classifieds.

Project Earth, LLC.
03-10-2004, 10:28 PM
I still rent them..and the reason is this: YOUR BASE **WILL** CRACK!

Make sure if youre going to buy one that you get one with a STEEL bottom! That way when it cracks, you can weld it. Friend of mine and I were talking about that just 2 weeks ago and he told me if I ever DID buy one, MAKE SURE it has a steel bottom!


03-11-2004, 12:18 AM
Bomag, just make sure you buy the correct tamper for compaction