Keeping your Wacker Wacking

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,627

    If your plate tamper(s) have not had the rubber isolaters replaced in the last 5-7 years, they're probably about ready for replacement.

    We have a small tamper, about 10 years old, just replaced the isolaters.

    Had to use an air chissle to break the threaded portions of the isolaters free. (not my hand in the fotos)


  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Also change that exciter fluid (trans fluid)every year.
  3. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    the boot on our jumping jack tamper just cracked and spit oil everywhere.....not an easy change either. thanks for the tip on the maintenance.
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,627

    We just ran the tamper on Tuesday since the repair.


    I'm tellin you folks - if your compactor has a little or has some age to it - replace those isolators. They're about 19 bucks each. I assure you - you'll see a difference!

    It don't matter how big your wacker is - if your wacker's rubbers are worn - it won't wack like it should.

  5. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    And that's what she said.:walking:

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