Best Reversible Plate Compactor in the 10k-14k compaction class

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Ok guys, I need a little input from those of you out there who do site work and/or use a reversible plate compactor for back fill purposes.

    Starting to gear up for some larger site work projects and I'm looking at what options there are out there for a reversible plate compactor in the 10k-14k compaction force classes.

  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Well we have a Weber CR8, that does 16,650lbs of centrifugal force.

    The CR7 or CR6 are a little smaller and might be what your looking for. Weber is top of the line, we really like ours. But big $$$. I usually tell people if your getting a good compactor expect to pay about $1 a lb of centrifugal force, if buying new. We use it for hardscaping. We got ours from Reliable Equipment in Manchester, NH.
  3. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    Wacker Neuson is a quality product, same with Mikasa. I own both and have never had a problem.
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  4. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Ok, thanks guys! Appreciate the input.
  5. prodirtinc

    prodirtinc LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
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  6. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    Thanks Prodirt- I've started to keep an eye out for some good units and that one right there does seem to fit the bill.

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