3 Accessories You Should Look For In a Plate Compactor

Plate compactors are very helpful for a wide range of compaction. Depending on your next project, whether it includes granular and cohesive soils, or even asphalt, vibratory plates will typically play a role in the compaction. It is important to look for the best features for your project, because if you do not have the right tools, improper compaction my cause your base to shift, in turn ruining your project.

Poly Pad

Paver Pads, also known as poly pads or polyurethane pads, are great for the compaction of concrete pavers and bricks, for outdoor patios, driveways, and more. Of course you can also use your vibratory plate without a pad, but you will find many more broken or scratched bricks as a result. Most plate compactors are built to easily attach these pads.

Plate compactors are very helpful for a wide range of compaction. Depending on your next project, whether it includes granular and cohesive soils, or even asphalt, vibratory plates will typically play a role in the compaction. It is important to look for the best features for your project, because if you do not have the right tools, improper compaction my cause your base to shift, in turn ruining your project.

 

Poly Pad

Paver Pads, also known as poly pads or polyurethane pads, are great for the compaction of concrete pavers and bricks, for outdoor patios, driveways, and more. Of course you can also use your vibratory plate without a pad, but you will find many more broken or scratched bricks as a result. Most plate compactors are built to easily attach these pads.

Water Tank

Water tanks are essential for the best compaction of asphalt. Oftentimes water tanks are a removable piece that can be easily attached to provide a sprinkler system to your vibratory plate. Asphalt pickup can be a constant nuisance on a job site, which can be avoided with a proper water system. Frequently chemical release agents can be added with the water as lubrication, creating a barrier between the plate and the asphalt mat.

Wheel Kit

Often overlooked, wheel kits are a fantastic solution to help you move your plate from the truck to job site, from project to project, and more. With plate compactors weighing a minimum of 180 lbs., a wheel kit can make moving a plate compactor a 1 man job rather than a 2 man job to.

 

Think you have what you need? Check our guide on proper compaction techniques here. Feel free to reach out to Tomahawk’s service team for more compaction tips and more.