When your project involves laying down a foundation, to get the best results you need to compact the earth and the material that you plan to lay over the top of it. Plate compactors work by using a large plate (usually made from steel), to exert force on the ground by vibrating rapidly. By using plate compactors on the ground surface, the force of the vibration will compact the soil, eliminating any air pockets so that you’ll avoid an uneven surface. It’s important to know what type of soil you’re dealing with on the job site, as this affects the way that it’s compacted and the results you will get. Plate compactors work across two common types of soil: granular soil which is from a fine sand to medium gravel and requires vibratory compaction, and cohesive soil which is counted as a fine grain soil like clay or soil with a high clay content (and cohesive strength), and cohesive soils require impact force to be compacted. Plate compactors can be used on granular soils which cover large, flat areas. These soils also include sand, stone dust, gravel, aggregates, cobblestones, and paving blocks.
Our Most Popular Range Of Plate Compactors
Whether you’re paving a driveway, putting in a walkway, laying down a patio, or repairing a road, Riequip provides you with a fantastic choice of plate compactors for any sized job. Our most popular brands include:
Altrad Belle plate compactors are made in the UK, and manufactured to meet the demands of the toughest construction site and rental fleet use. With optimal compaction rates, highly effective vibration reducing frames, and handles for high productivity in NZ conditions, Altrad Belle plate compactors are in a class of their own.
Alto compaction equipment is born to perform. Ranging from 62-160kg and powered by high quality GX series Honda Industrial Engines, Alto Plate Compactors are known for being good quality, durable and long lasting machines that don’t cost the earth.
Our range of plate compactors includes Altrad Belle Drum Rollers (enquire about availability and prices), and to help you get your plate compactors from A to B, we also have Safari Easy Load Plate Compactor Trailers for sale.
Your Local Experts In Plate Compacting Equipment
Soil compaction will enhance the soil stability, increase load bearing capabilities, decrease soil settling, lower soil shrinkage, and can reduce any water seepage, contraction, or swelling. To get the best foundation you need the right plate compactor, and this depends on your job specifications. These specifications include the type of earth you’re working on, the type of material you’re laying down, and the thickness of the foundation you’ll be laying down. You’ll need to consider the size of the plate and how it vibrates to ensure the layers are uniform across the entire space. To have a chat about your need for plate compactors, call our customer service team today on 0800 378 478. With over 40 years’ experience our team can help you to understand the differences so that you can get the right plate compactors to properly support your construction project.