Which Wacker Plate or Compactor Plate to buy?

17 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom
Hi guys,
I am trying to buy good compactor plate or wacker plate but there are so many different types on the market.

I need wacker plate to compact MOT 1, then I want to wacked the block paving and I do not understand do I have to have rubber mat or not and what is the optimum power of engine or vibrating for wacker plate.

Please help I do not want to spend fortune but also do not want to buy something it will "die" after two weeks.

I will use moderate for some other projects as well.

I was checking on eBay and online and it is mess out there...thousands if not..

Thank you in advance for any advice.
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Hire one till you know what you're doing and can afford to buy a decent one.

That way you get to try the good from the bad.
I've a similar question, though to do with hiring, so i guess we'll need the same spec irrespective of where it comes from.

I need to wacker some mot type 1 down ready for concrete pad to be poured, so the options are:

Light Vibrating Plates: Ideal for use in awkward and narrow areas, whether you are compacting sand and gravel or bedding-in paving.

Light Compact: Ideal for DIY applications

Light Professional: Robust for heavy contractor use

Medium Vibrating Plates: To compact hardcore, sand or gravel you need large, medium-duty vibrating plates like these powerful, easy to use models.

Hauc Model: Vibrating plates incorporate a stepped base to meet regulations. Safety goggles, ear defenders, gloves and safety kit can be purchased online or when you collect.

Which one do we go for?

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