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Old 12-03-2013, 01:38 PM
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I just put the third engine on our Bomag, mainly because it was much cheaper than a whole new plate. I don't think there is a worse environment for small engines than being on a compactor. While I love the big Wacker plates, the small ones suck. You can't pull it back like the Bomag and the Wacker just doesn't seem to hit as hard. I do want to find a bigger reversible for big lifts.

Back to the question, are looking for a 'better' plate or just a new one?
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:39 PM
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Nice to know my hardscape pals are thinking about me! Andrew, I have old machines too, like my pickup you know its almost 1 yr old now. And those kx's I have, man they are like going on 8months or something.

But in all honesty, I do have an old Mikasa tamper that is on its third motor now, I bought that in 88'. I just don't bring it out when there are people around you know!
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:02 PM
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Nice to know my hardscape pals are thinking about me! Andrew, I have old machines too, like my pickup you know its almost 1 yr old now. And those kx's I have, man they are like going on 8months or something.

But in all honesty, I do have an old Mikasa tamper that is on its third motor now, I bought that in 88'. I just don't bring it out when there are people around you know!
The new 2014 KX 85's are pretty bad A$$. Dealers can't keep them on the floor. I'm thinking we'll probably be getting one in July / August.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:16 PM
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The new 2014 KX 85's are pretty bad A$$. Dealers can't keep them on the floor. I'm thinking we'll probably be getting one in July / August.
I think the kx's you're talking bout are what I'm referring to.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:18 PM
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All my compaction is from Multiquip- excellent machines.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:37 PM
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Thanks everyone. Im always looking for better too but are there reversibles that two men can lift and carry? My Wacker right now is about 18" by 24" and is a two man job. I wouldnt mind putting a new motor on this one and keep it for patios but maybe get a smaller one that i keep seeing around, looks more like 12" by 18" for walks etc. do these things come in weight classes? Sorry, ex wrestler thinking over here
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:51 AM
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Both the Mikasa (Multiquip) and Wacker are good machines. The bonus on the Mikasa is that they all come with Honda motors so they are easy to service and get parts for. Wacker is the grand-daddy of tampers, and sometimes you will pay more for the name just like anything else.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:38 AM
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If your strictly using the plate for pavers, I would highly suggest getting an MBW 3000 series, that's what i recommend to anyone that rents from me in the hardscape industry, the durability and compaction rating blow wacker out of the water. Im a full line wacker dealer too. Pm me if you have anymore questions
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:39 AM
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What do they go for compared to a similar size wacker?
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:06 AM
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I have to call my sales rep
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