Compacting Equipment makes Laying Interlock easy!

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With contractors needing to install interlock, ashphalt and retaining wall block, the need for flat compacted surfaces is essential.  Many of today's landscape contractors are benefitting from durable, reliable Jeonil compaction equipment. 
Nearly all landscapers have a need for compaction equipment—whether they’re installing patios, ponds, sidewalks, creating a utility trench, etc. 
A popular machine type for a landscaper is a forward plate compactor.  Jeonil's plate line is wide ranging.  Forward plate compactors are very popular with landscapers because they offer the right mix of dimensions and force to do pathways and paver block installations.  In today's market, they also have a need to be as efficient and productive as possible. That's where some contractors end up missing the mark.
Forward plate compactors can also be fairly powerful. Jeonil's array of premium plate compactors pack from 2,200 to 4,000 foot pounds.
For the first steps in a paver project, compacting the excavated subgrade and then the gravel base, We recommend a 5000-7,000-pound plate compactor,  likely a reversible to save lots of time and energy. 
After laying the pavers, A 5,000-pound machine will help you pack the pavers 
be carefull not to use excessive force. Overpowering cause serious problems by damaging the pavers. Additionally, since many pavers have a certain texture to them, you want to make sure your compactor has a urethane pad so you don't scuff up the pavers.
Serious hardscaping contractors often find that they're being inefficient during those first stages of a project—sometimes taking 40-50% longer to compact the soil with the wrong tools.
A premium compactor will be more expensive, but breed better results and ultimately, better finishes. You should look at the additional investment you'd have to make, and compare it to the profit potential and labour savings you could realize over the life of the machine.
Features to look at when looking at Compaction Equipment
Above and beyond centrifugal force, there are other things you should look at when purchasing a compactor. Toro's Foster offers the following checklist of additional specs to evaluate.
Centrifugal force is the amount of force it packs.  Depending on your specific project, you may want limited power and Vibrations per minute.
For granular sandy and gravel You want higher Vibrations Per Minute (VPM) for more granular, sandy conditions, but lower VPMs when you have more moisture; like household soils.
Amplitude. Distance the plate travels during the compaction process.
Machine weight. Generally range from 100 pounds for a small forward plate model to several hundred pounds for a reversible plate unit. Weight factors into overall compaction performance. But you also want to think about how easy the machine will be to transport.
The benefits of one piece plates far outweigh the cost. Using a single base plate and eccentric housing enhances durability, serviceability and performance."
•Durability – eliminates a potential source of failure such as loosening or broken bolts
•Serviceability – no bolts decreases maintenance and repair time
•Performance – lowers center of gravity dramatically, improving climbing characteristics, overall control and compaction speed
For the majority of the hardscape work you do, though—like installing paver patios, sidewalks and smaller walls—a plate compactor is an important purchase. Just make sure you buy one with the right balance of power, performance and maneuverability.
We have a great array of Tampers and Jumping Jacks to make any compaction job quick and easy!
We invite you to contact us and learn more about these tools and how they can benefit all of your landscape projects.


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