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Ideal for Site Compaction Jobs
For Indoors & Unventilated Areas
Ideal for Repairs & Backfill
We have plate compactors available nationwide at great rates, for both DIY customers and trade customers! Our range includes high quality, professional standard whackers in a choice of sizes, including 320mm petrol, 400mm petrol and 380mm electric. We also have petrol and diesel forward / reverse plate compactors available for hire. These professional standard pieces of equipment can be used on a range of projects, to compact earth, sand & hardcore prior to laying a concrete slab, to ensure solid and long-lasting results.
Our 320mm petrol wacker plates and 400mm petrol whackers are industry-standard compactor plates - they are the most popular and commonly used wacker plates in the industry. They are ideal for small DIY jobs, professional jobs and roadworks. As they have a petrol engine, they must only be used in well-ventilated outdoor spaces. They are ideal for compacting the ground before building a patio or shed, before laying a driveway, or for repairing potholes in the road.
We also have 380mm 110v electric whackers. These compactors are ideal for use indoor or in poorly-ventilated areas, where a petrol-powered plate compactor would cause a hazard due to the exhaust fumes from the engine. As they are 110v pieces of equipment, a transformer would be required to power one of these electric plate compactors using domestic 240v power supply. We can supply a transformer and 110v extension leads with the hire, giving you everything you need to get the job done.
For more information on our wacker plates, take a look at our blog, How To Use A Wacker Plate.
Whilst standard wacker plates operate in forward direction only, our forward / reverse plate compactors can operate in both directions. These vibrating plates are heavy duty compactors for more demanding jobs on site, such as preparing ground for laying a large concrete slab, or roadworks. We have both 400mm petrol forward / reverse vibrating plates and 400mm diesel forward / reverse plate compactors.
We also have a range of packages available which give you a compactor plate along with other equipment, at a reduced price compared to hiring each machine separately. You can book a plate compactor plate hire online or over the phone and then collect the machine from your local store at the start of the hire, or we can deliver it to you.
You will need to a wacker plate if you plan on constructing anything on an area of land or laying a concrete slab. It is vital the ground is level before completing this type of work.
Yes, If you need to compact granular soils over large and flat areas then a plate compactor will be your best option.
As a rule of thumb, a compactor can compact 1 inch of material for every 1000 pounds of compaction force exerted. You should use this as a guide.
One way to avoid breaking the pavers is to attach a rubber mat to the base plate of the compactor.
Plate compactors can cost as little as £54.91 a week! You can book them online through our website.
From 1st April 2022, our suppliers will only fuel machines with white diesel. This is due to new government guidelines.
If you, as the hirer, refuel any equipment while it is in your possession, it must be with WHITE DIESEL.
YOU MUST NOT USE RED DIESEL IN HIRED MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT.
If you return a machine refuelled with rebated diesel, suppliers will have to remove and dispose of the fuel. They must also flush the tank and supply lines before they can refuel them. The process is chargeable, with no exceptions.