Plate compactor question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by fool32696, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you guys think about the Wacker WP1550A for starting out in hardscaping? I may have a chance to pick up a brand new one for half price.
  2. Matt k

    Matt k LawnSite Member
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    Good compactor, but even if it was not, buy it and sell it for full price!!!
  3. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The guy replied and he has 2 of them. Brand new in plastic, supposedly for a failed attempt at starting a contruction company. I think the ad said they paid around $2k a piece. Sound right? Since I'm not doing any hardscaping yet and don't really need one right now I was thinking about throwing out a low number like $900 for one. What do you guys think?
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I paid 1600.00 for mine brand new.
  5. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    That sounds about right.....thats what they are selling at my dealer...I would buy one for $900!!!
  7. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The woman continued to email me even though I haven't further contacted her, so she seemed pretty desperate. She sent me an email saying that she wanted an offer today. I wrote back $1400 for both if I pick up in Orlando or $1500 if you deliver to Gainesville. She's says they'll deliver and I talked to the husband who is supposed to call me when he's close. We'll see...
  8. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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  9. Oasis-Outdoor

    Oasis-Outdoor LawnSite Member
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    I see a lot of the excavating companies around here running wackers. They seem to have a good track record, and that seems like a very good price.
  10. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The guy dropped them off this morning. Brand new, in plastic, don't even have oil in them. And one came with an accessory water tank.:cool2:

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