Plate compactor? Advice on which brand?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by FinerCutslawnCare, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    I am in the market for a plate compactor and have no idea on which brand I should go with. Is there any certain brand that is a little bit better than all of the others? Please let me know as any help would be much appreciated!:waving:
  2. Litchfield Rental Center

    Litchfield Rental Center LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I own a rental yard and have tried many different types and brands of plate compactors and reversibles to find the best for the price, I have had bad luck with Northern tool and the really cheap ones on ebay.
    i have had good luck with Bomag and PackerBrothers. I feel that packerbrothers is the best buy for the money because you buy direct i have liked the quality. Bomag has also been good to me but i have pretty much switch to PackerBrothers because simlar quality but prices are lower and customer service has been a good experience
  3. Rentall

    Rentall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I also have used Packer Brothers and liked the quality and service. :usflag:
  4. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I have a wacker and its been nothing but reliable. I highly suggest it.
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  5. dslc

    dslc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    At my full time job. our pavement patch crew uses a wacker packer. atleast 3 hrs a day noproblem. its pretty old too n runs like a champ.
  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    We use a wacker and have had good luck with it.
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    Our Wacker is very reliable and is built well. It looks good too, I always have to tell people to stop staring at my Wacker.
  8. MowerMan77

    MowerMan77 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 47

    We have a Mikasa and have had no issues with it!
  9. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 217

    Multiquip or wacker.

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