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Driveway Compactor

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I have a driveway coming up and am going to do a 12" base. What compactor shoulr I rent .. Vibratory or roller .. ? What make do you guys use for heavy compaction rate ? Thanks all

  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I did estimates on 2 driveways this year. I always priced in rental for a 48 or 60in vibatory roller. They rented for like 250-275 a day i belive.

  3. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Do a search on "compactors" and there was a good comparison debate going on between rollers and plates a little while back. Personally, I would rent the biggest plate compactor I could find somewhere in the 12-14K range. You can do 6"-8" lifts with ease and it is nice piece of mind especially for a driveway. They rent in the 100-200/day range.

  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    We use the 1,100 pound diesel plate compactors. Compacting in 10" lifts. When the brick is laid the 12" nails we use for our restraint edge get bent at times! $150 a day to rent, 18,000 to buy:dizzy:
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Good stuff Zedo ! This will be my first drive and I don't want a call back

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