I'm thinking about doing my own driveway this month and have laid down
about 2 inch of type 1.
I need to compact it and was thinking of hiring a plate compactor at
about £45 per week.
However, just been along to my B&Q and they have a Hulk plate compactor
for £160.00. I was thinking I might buy it instead of hiring as I've got
a few more jobs lined up that I will need a plate compactor for.
I don't have a clue if this sounds any good:
Does anyone know if this looks any good for the use I am wanting it for?
Also, what is usage time all about. It said it was rated at 20 minutes.
What does this mean; 20 min before filling the tank again or 20 mins
then give the plate a rest?
Any guidance on this would be much appreciated.
It looks to me like "Usage Time" is how long the operator can go
before risking physical damage.
The question is whether that is 20 minutes a day or 20 minutes an
That paving expert website was really useful.
Looks like I won't be buying that plate compactor - It says for a type 4
drive I need at least 60Kn of force but the B&Q beasty only provides
10Kn. Guess there was a reason for it being cheap then!
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