Flexihire has a large selection of quality plate compactors and rammers for your compacting job. Plate compactors and rammers are ideal for both large and small construction jobs, whether you’re paving a new driveway or path or completing work on a construction site or road. Flexihire has a variety of plate compactor sizes, from 85kg to 500kg and a range of upright rammers that are ideally suited for the most demanding compaction jobs in narrow trenches. All easily transported in a ute or trailer, yet strong enough to get the job done right. Flexihire offer both shorts and long-term hire rates, as well as a special weekend rate to best cater to your needs. If you require assistance in selecting the best equipment for your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. We can recommend the appropriate plate compactor or rammer to help you get the job done quickly and efficiently.
What Is The Difference Between A Rammer And A Plate Compactor?
When choosing between a plate compactor and rammer, it’s important to understand the differences between the soil types. Typically, there are two different soil types.
Granular Soils: like gravel and sand, are loose soils that can be compacted regardless if they are wet or dry. They tend to crumble when picked up and have no cohesive strength, therefore they can’t typically be moulded like cohesive soils. Rammers are most suited to granular soils.
Cohesive Soils: typically have a high clay content and hold together firmly. They need to contain a certain amount of moisture to help ensure proper compaction. If they are too wet or dry, air bubbles or improper compaction may occur. Plate compactors are best suited to cohesive soils.
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