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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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