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Old 06-29-2007, 04:36 PM
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Let's Talk Tampers!!

What brand do you all use for tamping trenchlines?


Ive got a Mikasa MTR-35 Narrow Foot
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A MBW R420 Narrow Foot Rammer

Both of mine are getting some age on them, over 6 years of service
with new carborators and one engine rebuild.

But here lately it seems like something is f*ing up with them on every install we do.


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Old 06-29-2007, 04:46 PM
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I try my best to never use one. A Vibratory plow is much more time efficient in most cases.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:10 PM
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I will take pics of my tamper i bought for side work...


she is cherry.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:30 AM
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Oh... NOW I get it... "tampers". I thought I'd mistakenly gone to the Feminine Hygiene forum for a second.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:40 AM
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We had a tamping blade for our VP-12 plow that we never used.

I always hand tamped backfill with the back end of a sharpshooter. We only open trenched on 2" and bigger pipe, and a lot of this was done before final grade was set, and trenched with this:



So it was no big deal to just spin it around and backfill one side of the trench with the blade, compact the line with the tire, and then mound the other side up a bit.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:00 AM
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My current tamper is from Cabela's, but I've had Caterpillar, Wolverine, and Double H's that worked just as good or better.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:44 PM
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We picked up this wacker tamper cheap and it is in great condition.
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:36 PM
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Anyone ever use Vermeer's TC-4 trench compactor?
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:58 PM
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we got a ramex with 2 different size sheeps foot (2' and 3') then we have a whacker, multiquip and something older jumping jacks...that older jumping jack is an absolute bear to operate but it does the best job...then we have an IR double drum roller
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:15 PM
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bump! im running a brand new mikasa mtr-40 as of now.
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