Plate tamper options?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TonyG, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. TonyG

    TonyG LawnSite Member
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    If you wre to buy a plate compactor today, what company or model would you buy? keeping cost out of the equation for now, just quality
     
  2. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mikasa, love ours.
     
  3. TonyG

    TonyG LawnSite Member
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    width 18" or less, reversible or not, anything else
     
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
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    If money were no object. I would have one of each type. One plate with 3500-4500 lbs force. One Jumping jack for close tamping. One reversible plate with 7500+ lbs of force with built in compaction guage. That however is not usually the case. So I recommend a good forward plate and use it in 3-4" lifts.
     

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