What do you guys do for compaction when you backfill trenches? We use a plow most of the time, but when we do use our trencher we usually pick out the rocks, push one side of the trench in with the backfill blade and then hand tamp. Then we push the other side in and hand tamp again. I'm pretty good at operating a 4 way blade (I wish we had a 6 way) and as long as I'm not on ground thats really uneven I can backfill without scraping, about as good as you can do without having a 6-way. Does anyone run a compactor on their lines? I'm picturing something like a jumping jack whacker with a small foot. Our area is either 90% rock, or pure very hard clay. The Rocky area compacts good, the clay is impossible to get tight by hand.