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Old 09-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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Paver saver

I was just quoted a price for a Pavetech paver saver 90, the rubber roller wheels that you clamp to your compactor to protect the pavers as you vibrate in the poly sand. I know the company is expensive, but $2700 is beyond ridiculous. I don't think some rubber rollers and some metal fab is worth that. I have found that to be the case every time I look into purchasing their products. I thought it might be a good solution for compacting a 1700sf irregular bluestone patio we are doing this fall. I can't build that much extra into the job. Maybe I will buy a pool float and make my own paver mat instead.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:08 PM
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Pavetech is very expensive on most of their products, on the other hand they do have some neat tools, I would just pick up some old belt from your local quarry,, i herd of a guy using that, no way would I pay for a pad
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:04 PM
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I use a car floor mat, $20 and hook it up with bungees. The plate is bouncing not sliding so no problems re. marking.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:28 PM
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That does seem a little steep. you can get a new wacker packer for less than that.

just buy a cover from another manufacturer.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:00 PM
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their prices are ridiculous. Its too bad, because I would consider more purchases from them. I coughed up $1600 for their splitter a few years because I liked it the best and couldn't find anything used.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:00 AM
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try bolting an old mudflap to the plate on your compactor, It works perfect and I have been using it for over ten years that way.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:35 PM
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their prices are ridiculous. Its too bad, because I would consider more purchases from them. I coughed up $1600 for their splitter a few years because I liked it the best and couldn't find anything used.
i like their splitter also. i "bought" a used one in great shape off ebay, but the scumbag never responded to my emails so i could pay for it or come get it, file a report with ebay, but according to the rules, nothing they can do....

but i also like that splitter, local block company has one in stock for $1100.00
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Paver splitter

I just bought a paver splitter from Packer Brothers, it seems good quality.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:55 PM
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I have their paver saver poly mat. It works great but $170 for a piece of plastic? I also have the Quick Draw and that is definately not worth the money, it does not work very well.
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I was just quoted a price for a Pavetech paver saver 90, the rubber roller wheels that you clamp to your compactor to protect the pavers as you vibrate in the poly sand. I know the company is expensive, but $2700 is beyond ridiculous. I don't think some rubber rollers and some metal fab is worth that. I have found that to be the case every time I look into purchasing their products. I thought it might be a good solution for compacting a 1700sf irregular bluestone patio we are doing this fall. I can't build that much extra into the job. Maybe I will buy a pool float and make my own paver mat instead.
In the Tom G's photo thread there are pics of them using old carpet layed out and compacting on top....that seems pretty safe for your application
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