? about plate compactors

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LuebbertLawncare_inc, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. LuebbertLawncare_inc

    LuebbertLawncare_inc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    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.
     
  2. Jackman

    Jackman LawnSite Member
    from Zone
    Posts: 231

    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.
     
  3. Project Earth LLC.

    Project Earth LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    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!

    -JC
     
  4. pghlandscape

    pghlandscape LawnSite Member
    from pgh,pa.
    Posts: 61

    Bomag, just make sure you buy the correct tamper for compaction
     

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