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?