Should You Do a Concrete or Asphalt Driveway?
When it comes to making that decision, you should consider what's important to you. For example, if you're looking for a long-lasting driveway, then concrete may be the better option. However, if you're looking for something that is less expensive and easier to maintain, then asphalt may be a better choice.
What size plate compactor do I need for pavers?
For pavers, you will need a lighter plate compactor model. These models have a weight between 180 lbs. and 200 lbs. and are no larger than 300 lbs. Heavier model compactors are not recommended because it is more likely they can break bricks and decorative stones. Most of these plate compactors have Honda or Kohler engines that provide plenty of power for your needs as well as being long lasting.
How To Replace The Gas Tank On A Honda GX160 Engine
In this video, we go over step-by-step on how to replace a gas tank on a Honda GX160 engine.
How to Track Online Orders from Tomahawk Power
Thank you for purchasing Tomahawk Power Equipment! Through our commitment to American engineering with long lasting parts and engines, we know you will find Tomahawk equipment to be the star of your fleet for years to come. Here, we have provided everything you need to know about ordering and shipping with us.
Top 10 Concrete Finishing Tools
There are many tools that are involved in pouring concrete. You may find that investing in professional equipment such as power screeds, trowels, and more can save you time, money, and energy - while providing your concrete pour a superior finish.
Soil Compaction Techniques and Equipment for Building Retaining Walls
Retaining walls aren't difficult to build as long as you know what you are doing. Before you decide to do the job on your own or even hire someone else to do it for you, you must understand the mechanics of building a retaining wall.
How to Build a Concrete Sidewalk with the Compaction Equipment
Sidewalks and walkways are essential to any development and should be built by following the right procedures. The right crew, weather, and compaction equipment, will be fundamental to your success.
What to Look for When Purchasing a Rammer?
There are a few decisions to be made when you decide to purchase a rammer. Many people who rent realize that after only a few weeks of renting a rammer it is completely worth it to invest in a rammer.
How to Replace a Jumping Jack Rammer's Air Filter and Other Maintenance Tips
Regular maintenance is an important task to retain your rammer’s performance, efficiency, and longevity.Here are a few steps you can take to keep y...
How to Start a Tomahawk Jumping Jack Rammer
If you are unboxing your jumping jack rammer and looking to get it started today, follow this quick guide to get it running great! Tomahawk rammer...
How to Adjust Jumping Jack Rammer Handles
Out of the box your Jumping Jack rammer may need a slight adjustment to meet your needs. Here is a quick guide to raise or lower your rammer’s handles!
Headache Free Rammer Transport
The Tomahawk Power Rammer Transport Wheel Kit is great for job sites large and small.
Frequently Asked Questions: Plate Compactors
1. How do I start my plate compactor? To start a plate compactor the key is starting the engine. Many plate compactors are self-drive, especially f...
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.
Frequently Asked Questions: Tamping Rammers
1. What kind of tamping rammer jumping jack do I need? There are various types of rammers on the market. Some rammers have 2 stroke engines, 4...
Proctor Test and Subbase Analysis
When standing on a well graded aggregate there are a few things you want to check for proper compaction.
Tips for Proper Compaction
When using a tamping rammer, jumping jack, or plate compactor at a jobsite it’s important to have a good understanding of the goals you want to ac...
How to Change Your Rammer Shoe in Less Than 10 Steps
When a project demands your tamping rammer be running in optimum condition it is important to understand quick fixes. A broken rammer could stop a jobsite, costing you time and money.
Trench Compaction: Backfilling Methods
When is comes to backfilling, there are several methods in the construction industry to achieve the same results. Depending on the requirements for a specific project, trench backfilling allows for different options for filling areas.
How to Troubleshoot A Plate Compactor
Plate compactors, also called vibratory plates, are designated for cohesive and granular soils, as well as asphalt. Plate compactors are an essential tool for soil compaction in the construction industry. We will guide you through a few quick maintenance tips to help you repair common plate compact or issues.
Optimum Soil Compaction: What, Why & How
The first thing that comes to most contractor’s mind when they think about soil preparedness is compaction. Compaction is defined according to the Asphalt Institute Handbook as "the process used to densify, or reduce the volume of a mass of material.”
Top 10 Tools for Compacting Soil
Proper soil compaction is necessary to complete any construction job. We have gathered our favorite tools for compacting soil efficiently and successfully.
Compaction Equipment in the Southwest Region
The United States has seen an economic trend that seems to be continuing in a downward spiral. The Great Recession of 2008 greatly affected everyone from citizens to businesses.
Asphalt is used to pave thousands of miles of roadways and parking lots throughout the world. But where does asphalt come from, and why do we use i...