Brands bomag wacker

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by xxl, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 192

    Okay guys friend ask me which brand he should buy for a compactor Bomag or whacker so what are your thougt go for it.
     
  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Depends on the comapction force you are looking for and the jobs you plan on doing. To answer your question they are both good products. If I was buying new I would go for the best price. Times are tough so oyu can get some good deals off of craigslist and some rental houses.
     
  3. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 192

    mainly patios andwalkways
     
  4. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Reversible? Lift thickness? Doing any footers? More info please
     
  5. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 192

    he said no bigger than 15 inch plate
     
  6. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    assuming each is sold by a local dealer (parts can be hard to get if not) then buy what ever has the better price.

    In that range your mostly looking for a quality engine I prefer honda engines when i can get them on equipment but you pay a little more.
     
  7. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I can get a smaller Wacker reversible with a 15" plate for around $4K. That's the way I would go.
     
  8. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    There is Bomag on Craigslist in Southcounty for $500 but it is a 20" plate I assume. I'm not sure where in MO you are.
     

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