When building a wall, sidewalk , or patio, compaction is involved. Now the biggest question comes into play...what kind of compactor do I want or need? This really all depends on your job site & the type of work that you do.
Reversibles obliviously give you more versatility on the job site. You can move forwards and backwards with ease and also have more compaction force. You can also do up to 12" lifts at one time with a Reversible.
- The CF Series (Forwards) have a compaction force of 2,400-4,500lbs.
- The CR Series (Reversible) have a compaction force of 4,500-27,000 lbs.
- Both can come with optional pad & wheel kits (which are recommended)
- 2 year warranty
A neat feature on the heavier Reversibles is the COMPATROL option. It is the first continuous compaction control system where the vibration of the base plate is increased or decreased based on the soil conditions. The results are displayed on the control panel and tell you when optimal compaction is reached. This allows for less reworking of an area with no over compaction.
Weber has also introduced a new line of Roller Compactors-the VPR 450 and the VPR 700. These are used for large slabs and pavers or natural stone. The machine gently rolls over the material preventing it from shifting and cracking.
Purchasing any new piece of equipment is a big decision, but if you hardscape, a compactor is a MUST TOOL in your trailer. We at Hulton Tool are always here to answer your questions and make your buying decision easier.
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