When compaction is required in more compact spaces, vibratory plate compaction equipment is necessary. These heavy-duty pieces of equipment utilize a large plate to move over the surface while using vibrations to gently compact soil and other materials. These are effective not only to compact soil, but can also be used for paving stones and bricks without worry of damaging or chipping the material. Heavy enough to require being hauled and lifted with assistance, they are still compact enough to be controlled by hand.
Vibratory plate compaction equipment comes in a variety of different sizes to provide necessary specifications for small to medium-sized projects. Depending on the size of the plate and the weight of the compaction equipment will determine the size and scope of the project they will be suitable for. The majority of these are powered by fuel, meaning they are best suited to be used outdoors, or in well-ventilated areas. The relatively compact design makes the majority of these vibratory plate compaction equipment suited for working close to walls. Easy to haul and simple to use, these pieces of equipment are suitable for operators of all skill levels to effectively utilize.