Paver saver

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sven1277, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was just quoted a price for a Pavetech paver saver 90, the rubber roller wheels that you clamp to your compactor to protect the pavers as you vibrate in the poly sand. I know the company is expensive, but $2700 is beyond ridiculous. I don't think some rubber rollers and some metal fab is worth that. I have found that to be the case every time I look into purchasing their products. I thought it might be a good solution for compacting a 1700sf irregular bluestone patio we are doing this fall. I can't build that much extra into the job. Maybe I will buy a pool float and make my own paver mat instead.
     
  2. ALLPro Landscaping

    ALLPro Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Pavetech is very expensive on most of their products, on the other hand they do have some neat tools, I would just pick up some old belt from your local quarry,, i herd of a guy using that, no way would I pay for a pad
     
  3. patpls

    patpls LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 80

    I use a car floor mat, $20 and hook it up with bungees. The plate is bouncing not sliding so no problems re. marking.
     
  4. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    That does seem a little steep. you can get a new wacker packer for less than that.

    just buy a cover from another manufacturer.
     
  5. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    their prices are ridiculous. Its too bad, because I would consider more purchases from them. I coughed up $1600 for their splitter a few years because I liked it the best and couldn't find anything used.
     
  6. Green Side Up!

    Green Side Up! LawnSite Member
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    try bolting an old mudflap to the plate on your compactor, It works perfect and I have been using it for over ten years that way.
     
  7. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    i like their splitter also. i "bought" a used one in great shape off ebay, but the scumbag never responded to my emails so i could pay for it or come get it, file a report with ebay, but according to the rules, nothing they can do....

    but i also like that splitter, local block company has one in stock for $1100.00
     
  8. Rentall

    Rentall LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a paver splitter from Packer Brothers, it seems good quality.:usflag:
     
  9. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    I have their paver saver poly mat. It works great but $170 for a piece of plastic? I also have the Quick Draw and that is definately not worth the money, it does not work very well.
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    In the Tom G's photo thread there are pics of them using old carpet layed out and compacting on top....that seems pretty safe for your application
    Steve
     

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