which Tamper

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by HHlandscaping, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. HHlandscaping

    HHlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    I am going to buy a used tamper next week and I'm up in the air between

    a wacker 1550 or
    a Bomag 18/45

    Thanks for your feed back
     
  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have a wacker 1550. Its a good little compactor. We like ours. Nothing major has ever gone wrong with it. I can't exactly remember how long we have had it but its been at least 5 years. I would recommend the wacker but I have never tried that specific bomag.
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,406

    Buy whatever brand has parts more readily available in your area.

    Either brand will have the same engine.

    We have a Wacker 1550. Just replaced the rubber isolation bushings back in the fall. Wow what a difference! I have a thread with pics of the replacement here at LS.



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  4. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    DVS do you guys run bigger compactors the the 1550?
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah



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  6. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 174

    mrusk and dvs need to get in the octagon and settle it once and for all. Or a more civilized route would be to have a beer and hug it out. You guys are very pissy towards each other.
     
  7. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have two 24' cages, I can set it up!
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    MRusk has been ok lately, he's much calmer and tolerable, yet he's far from being stronger :weightlifter:

    He just bought himself a big 'ol wacker.


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  9. Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 174

    That was the most backhanded compliment I ever heard. Very DVS.
    One of the first threads I read on here was about "Tent City" and I haven't been the same since.
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like women, some guys gotta buy their equipment. While others are blessed.
     

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