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Old 02-28-2013, 08:31 PM
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Plate compactor for a mini???

any one have or know of a used plate compactor for a mini exc. 50D ?

Dealer gave me a price on a Atlas HC350 at $7,000 seems insane high. Will not be spending that.



What other brands have a mini exc line?


Thanks for the help guys, i am very unfamiliar with compactors.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:55 PM
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Compactors are very expensive, we have been pricing out large walk behinds that are over $10,000.00 I have never used or priced out one for a mini but $7,000.00 doesn't seem horrible. Have you ever used one before? I'm curious how well they work compared to a large walk behind.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:51 PM
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I have a job coming up that i need to drive pilings into the soft ground so a walkbehind isnt going to work.

I have seen Demac brand listed in the 2-3 range. Not sure if they went out of business because i cant find a website for the company.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:54 PM
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What type of piling are you driving? How many and how deep?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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Oh ok, wouldn't it be easier to rent a hammer?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:35 AM
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Oh ok, wouldn't it be easier to rent a hammer?
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Hammers will make a mess of sheet pile. Vibratory drivers are just packers with clamps and reverse.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:49 AM
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You can get an adapter to use with an air hammer, for driving vinyl or steel. Depending on how tall the sheets are, and if you have a 2" pump and a water source, you can jet them in. You can also rent a hydraulic power pack and a vibratory driver, which you can hold off the bucket of your mini-x. If you go with a compactor, make sure you get a "compactor/driver", a regular vibratory compactor will "walk" on the sheets too much, and not transfer enough force downwards. I have driven 16 foot sheets with the power pack option, and last summer i did several hundred feet with my 2" pump and water, driving in 6' sheets with a 2' exposure.

Make sure when you set up, you are always installing the next sheet in the wall on to the MALE end of the previous sheet.

Of course, i am assuming that you are driving a sheet wall.

Feel free to P.M. me....i don't know everything about driving sheets, but i do work with a company in town who specializes in vibratory sheet pile and dock pile installation, for marine, construction, highway, industrial and residential needs, so i have seen how they do a lot of things. Plus my cousin is their engineer.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:38 PM
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Talk to bargeman I think they drive a lot of sheet pile.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:24 PM
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Just got a price of 6200 for a good size Tramac for a JD 410K
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:36 PM
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I would look at a Gen Tec. I purchased mine for my 315 and it has litterly been through hell driving thousands of feet of wall. I picked it up for cheep and didn't expect it to last but it works great. Make sure to build yourself some bolt on guides for the bottom. That will save you a ton of time.
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