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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:22 pm 
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I need a compactor/whacker plate to lay type 1 for a 4x3m shed base. I've hired one in the past but thought about buying a second hand one as I'll need it a couple of times for a few jobs I have lined up in the next few years. They are really expensive though so I thought about the above evolution electric one. The reviews on Amazon are a bit sketchy and people say it's quite lightweight but I won't be using it for trade so it might do the job for me.

Has anyone tried this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evolution-ELECTRO-Electric-Compactor-Plate/dp/B006DV8EUI


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we bought the petrol version and its goosed. that was too light weight also. didnt do much good,



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:02 pm 
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I'll leave it then.

It turns out there's a place local to me that hires them for £24 per day which I think it's really good so I'm going to go to them.


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I've dug most of it out. I ended up getting carried away and dug out a lot deeper than I intended so the last metre or so I dug out and raked it over to make it 200mm deep.

It was hard graft. I've barrowed it all out and up 3 sets of stairs. My trailers about 50m away. Getting old doesn't get easy.


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That's some hole to dig out by hand and shift the spoil!
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