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Roller vs Plate Compactor. What Should You Choose?

Do you need high quality machinery for a drainage job, to cut concrete, or compact a sub base or asphalt lay on your construction site? MEIWA can help. We stock the full range of MEIWA construction equipment here in NZ, from trench rammer, to concrete saws, to vibrating rollers, to plate compactors. However, if you’re looking to compact and smooth down large areas of tough materials like asphalt, cement, or road gravel, then you’re going to need a heavy-duty roller or plate compactor. In this blog, we will dive into the differences between the two, so you can make the...

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How to Select the Right Compactor

Whether you’re looking for a concrete cutting saw, concrete compactor, or trench rammer, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Meiwa NZ. At Meiwa we get tonnes of questions about how to choose the right construction machine for the application, but especially “how do I select the right concrete compactor?” Whether it’s a driveway or commercial car park, paving and road work is a challenge. You need a Meiwa compactor to make the job faster, easier, and safer. But which one do you choose? Plate vs Roller Concrete Compactors There are three main types of compactors available:plates, rollers and rammers....

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How to Get the Most Out of a Concrete Saw

How to Get the Most Out of a Concrete Saw

Concrete saws are an important power tool used for cutting concrete, masonry, brick, tile, and other solid construction materials and blocks. However, to get the best cut, you need to use the right concrete saw and right blade and handle both with care. Using a concrete saw correctly will also help you cut your materials more productively and safely. To help you get the job done on time and to specification, in this blog we will offer you some professional cutting tips to match our premium range of concrete saws available right here in New Zealand.  Choose the Right Saw...

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Why Soil Compaction Matters

Why Soil Compaction Matters

Whether you require heavy or light compaction equipment, soil compaction matters. Soil compaction lays the ground for building works and all other forms of construction, by providing a solid base. In particular, light compaction equipment is commonly used to prepare the soil for landscape gardening, small building works, drains, paths, driveways, roads, and retaining walls Compaction ensures that your soil is not going to erode. Your soil forms the base of whatever is built on top of it, so it needs to be stable. Compacted soil has greater resilience than loose soil because it is not disturbed by water or...

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The Importance of a Plate Compactor

The Importance of a Plate Compactor

Over the years compaction equipment has become more versatile due to the evolving workspace and compaction equipment suppliers have manufactured new models to match the demands on these modern jobsites. Today, plate compactors are the subject matter, looking at the importance of this construction machinery and the reasons why this is an essential tool for an array of different jobs.   Plate compactors are an indispensable tool that is used to compress a various range of soil and gravels, applied to produce, and repair roads, driveways, landscaping sites, floor pads and a lot more. Although the shape and size of the...

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