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Guide to Compaction Equipment

Effective compaction is the base of any building project, whether it is a new patio, a new house or a new road, the ground must be properly compacted in order to provide stable support for the structure’s foundations. With such an important job, it is essential that the right equipment is used in order to achieve thorough and proper compaction from the beginning. 

The main advantages of compaction equipment are that they are low cost, lightweight, and easy to transport and operate. Compactors can be used for projects both large and small and not only ensure a suitable base is created but get the job done quickly and professionally, freeing you up to take on the next task.

What to look for in Plate Compactors

If you are looking for compaction equipment for your home or business, there are a number of options available, depending on the type of work you undertake. If much of your work involves building patios and driveways, then the smaller, lightweight models that are easier to transport from site to site are a good option such as the MEIWA 37kg Plate Compactor, up to the MEIWA 80kg Plate Compactor. These are ideal compactors for work in confined spaces. 

When choosing your model look out for features such as multi-purpose plate design, self-cleaning base plate and a fold-flat handle to allow for easy storage and transportation.

For sub-bases or deep compaction, it’s best to choose a heavy-duty plate compactor, preferably one which offers minimised vibration to prevent hand-arm vibration syndrome in operators. 

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Where can you buy Compaction Equipments

At TradeSmart we have a wide range of compaction equipment available, starting with plate compactors that are perfect for big and small projects thanks to its compact size and easy manoeuvrability. 

Categorized into three areas; plate compactors, reversible plates and rammers, our range includes models from leading brands such as MEIWA and ALLEN. The range includes models to suit all project types with compactors of varying plate size, engine type, centrifugal force and vibration level available.

All plate compactors and compaction equipment are available for sale direct from TradeSmart. See our wide range of top brand products

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