Packer Brothers compactor?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sven1277, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Plenty of them on ebay and really cheap. Are they any good?
     
  2. 05 superduty

    05 superduty LawnSite Member
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    Buy a wacker/neuson
     
  3. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dido on the Wacker. You get what you pay for. It's like comparing your 61" Scag to a Home Depot Ride-on. Their "really cheap" compared to your Scag.
     
  4. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree, planning on a 3050 wacker. It should serve my needs quite well.
     
  5. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the 3050A. As I'm sure you already know, the "A" stands for a Honda engine. It's a few hundred bucks more, but in my opinion, well worth it. Very good machine. Before you buy new, check your local rental places for a used one. A compactor of this size doesn't go out to the job sites as much as other equipment. The hours on them are usually low even after being in service for a year or two. If it's a reputable rental place they more than likely take better care of their equipment (checking and changing oil, filters, etc.) than most of us contractors. Best of luck with your purchase.
     
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have called every rental yard around. Nobody has any plates for sale.
     

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