A plate compactor is used to compact or compress different types of soil and gravel in order to create a solid and level foundation.
When the plate vibrates, it forces the particles of the material being compacted into a denser configuration, therefore increasing the soil's load-bearing capacity and stability.
Plate compactors are often used to prepare the base before laying down asphalt for driveways, parking lots, or roads. They ensure a stable, compact subsurface, which is essential for the longevity of the paved area.
When creating a new patio, walkway, or installing pavers, a plate compactor is used to firm up the base material, ensuring a level, stable surface that will stand the test of time.
Plate compactors are also used to compact soil after backfilling trenches for utilities like water or gas lines, ensuring the ground is solid and reducing the chance of future sinkage and drainage issues.
We have customers on the largest infrastructure jobs in the country using plate compactors e.g. CRL underground rail project in Auckland.
And we have local residential builders and DIYers using plate compactors on their jobs too.
Our hire fleet stocks 60kg - 500kg plate compactors and all the top makes and models such as Mikasa, Weber, Anmann and Wacker Neuson.
These can move in both directions, exert more force and are ideal for larger areas. The heavier reversible plates are used a lot on commercial jobs, have high compaction force and are perfect for compacting soils with clay content.
The 400kg plate compactor is the most common, versatile size in our hire fleet for commercial customers and is seen on big infrastructure jobs.
They can work in risky places, like on steep slopes or in deep trenches, without putting the operator in danger.
Buying a plate compactor can be expensive, especially if you only need it for a single project or occasional use. Renting allows you to access this important tool at a fraction of the purchase price.
When you hire a plate compactor, you don't have to worry about the cost and effort of maintenance, repairs, or storage, as the rental company typically handles these aspects.
Rental companies often have the latest models with advanced features. This means you can take advantage of recent technological advancements without the substantial investment of purchasing a new model.
Different projects may require different types of compactors. Renting gives you the flexibility to choose the right compactor for each project without having to buy multiple machines.
Most rental companies have knowledgeable staff who can guide you on the best plate compactor for your project based on your specific needs and requirements.
Rental costs can vary depending on the model of the compactor and the length of the rental period. Please contact us directly for specific pricing information.
No special qualifications are typically required, but we do provide instructions and safety guidelines for operating the equipment. We recommend that users be familiar with basic construction equipment operation for safety reasons.
We offer flexible rental periods, from daily to weekly or even monthly rentals. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
We have a dedicated support team that can assist you during our business hours. If there's a mechanical problem with the machine, we'll arrange a replacement as quickly as possible.
Yes, a plate compactor can be used on a variety of materials, including soil, gravel, sand, and asphalt.
Safety should always be a priority when operating heavy machinery. We recommend using protective gear including ear protection, hi-vis clothing, gloves, safety shoes, and protective eyewear. Always ensure the area is clear of other people before starting the machine.
Yes, we provide both delivery and pick-up services. Please contact us for details about rates and scheduling.
Yes, we recommend reserving equipment in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak construction periods. You can contact us to arrange this.
Plate compactors can be quite heavy and bulky. We can provide specific dimensions and weight for our models so you can determine if it will fit in your vehicle. We also offer delivery and pick-up services for your convenience.
Like any piece of machinery, plate compactors may sometimes experience issues during their operation. Let's discuss some common problems and their potential resolutions.
**If you have a hired plate compactor, make sure you call the hire provider also.
It's important to note that regular maintenance, including cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of your plate compactor, is crucial in preventing many of these issues. If problems persist, consult a professional or the equipment manufacturer for assistance.