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Rammers vs. vibrating plates: A quick guide to light compaction equipment

In some warehouse and industrial spaces, it’s not always possible to have heavy-duty drums or Padfoot rollers on hand. In these cases, light compactor equipment can fill the gaps, getting the job done on a number of tasks. Within this category are rammers, manual rollers, and vibrating plates. These are lightweight enough to put into a ute or van but still carry the capacity to offer strength for interior paths, floors, and roads.So here are your options and when each type is most suitable. Two of the most common types of light compaction equipment Using rammers Of all the manual...

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The ins and outs of plate compactors

The ins and outs of plate compactors

When it comes to any job relating to heavy machinery, having the right equipment plays a vital part in the quality of the finished product. This definitely applies to plate compactors – of which are essential to a majority of businesses and projects in the industrial/construction field. What do plate compactors do? In their most basic form, they feature a vibrating unit attached to a heavy steel plate. The vibrating unit (driven by a renown industrial quality engine) is vibrated at a designed ratio of force and frequency to compress different types of gravel and soil. Mixing a series of...

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Prevent Issues Down the Road: A Guide to Selecting the Right Compactor

Prevent Issues Down the Road: A Guide to Selecting the Right Compactor

Be it a residential driveway or an entire parking lot, any paving or roadwork is a tough job. But with the right tools and equipment, you can complete the job faster, easier and safer. One key piece of equipment for such a job is the compactor, which has different types to suit various requirements and parameters. Preparing the sub-base to prevent cracking and erosion The role of compactors is to apply pressure to the soil or other sub-base aggregate to reduce the air pockets within. They can increase the shear strength of the sub-base and decrease its compressibility and permintensely...

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