There are different types of heavy duty equipment parts available. You have to choose the right equipment that will serve your purpose. You do not need to buy a separate compactor for doing a specific work. You just have to change the attachment parts and you will be good to go. Use of these compacting machines depends on the type of work and the type of the soil and moisture conditions.
Following are the different types of compaction equipment for various types of soils:
Light soil compaction equipment
The type of equipment that are used for soil compaction from small areas and where the compacting effort is not much needed are called as light soil compaction equipment. Below are some light equipment for soil compaction:
Rammers are used for compacting small areas by providing impact load to the soil. This is a right equipment as it is very light and can be operated by machine or hand. The size of the base of rammers could be 15cm x 15cm x 20cm x 20cm or more.
For rammers that are operated by a machine, the normal weight varies from 30kgs to 10 tons. These rammers with 2-3 tons of weight are allowed to fall from a height of 3ft to 7ft on the ground for the compaction of rocks from the soil.
This is the right equipment for compacting cohesive soils as well as other soils. The best part about it is that it can get into smaller areas.
Vibrating plate compactors
The vibrating plate compactor is a heavy duty equipment part that is used for compaction of coarse soils from 4% to 8% subtler. These equipment are also suitable for smaller areas. The normal weight of these machines can vary from 100 kgs to 2 tons with plate areas between 0.16 m2 and 1.6m2.
Vibro tampers are heavy duty equipment that are used for soil compaction of small areas in confined space. This is a right equipment as it is suitable for compaction of all types of soil with the help of vibrations that are set up in a base plate through a string that is activated by an engine driven reciprocating mechanism. These machines are usually guided manually and their weight is between 50 kg to 100kg.
Heavy soil compaction equipment
There are some heavy duty equipment parts that are used for larger areas. They are used on different types of soils as well. The heavy compaction equipment are selected depending on the moisture content of the soil and the types of soil. Here are the different types of heavy duty equipment parts:
- Smooth wheeled rollers
- Vibrating smooth wheeled rollers
- Sheep foot roller
- Pneumatic tired rollers
- Grid rollers
- Tamping / Pad foot rollers
These are the various types of heavy duty equipment that are available for soil compaction. Before you buy the one that is best for you, you should get in touch with the right people who will be able to guide you properly. Each heavy duty equipment has some advantages and some disadvantages, so it is important for you to choose wisely.