Plate compactors

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by chico, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. chico

    chico LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 5

    I am in the market for a new single direction plate compactor.

    I was looking at a few brand names and was wondering what you guys think.

    Well my first choice is Bomag, then ingersoll-rand, Wacker and mikasa.

    I was looking to have about a 18" x 22" plate size.

    What do you think?
  2. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    Wacker was my best experience. Although I rent mine,
    They are easy to repair.
  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    You might want to try the search function. There is a very recent thread on this subject.

    I have a wacker, don't like the fact that the handles doesn't rotate over for an easy "zero" turn. Other than that, no problems.
  4. LCL Landscapes

    LCL Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I agree with greenmonster . Good machine otherwise
  5. chico

    chico LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 5

    I rent wackers and don't particularly like them. I am now Leaning towards a Bomag or Ingersoll rand. What do you think

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