Evolution Hulk Compaction Plate 400 x 320mm
This compactor does what it says on the tin. Easy to use the quietest I have seen no messing about with fuel, just plug in and go.
2 May 2015
cheaper than Hiring
Great bit of kit and not very heavy for me to lift also cheaper than Hiring one. If you use this machine just 4 times its paid for its self ???
18 Mar 2015
Died after a few weeks
If you just want to compact a bit of sand or quarry dust then maybe this is the tool, but, for anything tougher, it struggles. I used it mainly on type 1 and it was OK but, after a few weeks, it seemed to shake itself to death. I think that the problem was in the switch.
Shortly after it had gone back I hired a small petrol compactor and the difference was startling. The petrol one did a much better, faster job and tackled things that the electric one could never have done.
Would I buy another electric one? No.
26 Aug 2013
Very good for purpose
I was very clear about what I wanted - and didn't want. I think it's a gamble to buy a petrol wacker unless you go for a well known brand. Plenty of potential to get a machine that's hard to start, needs servicing and having to drain the petrol tank before storing.
In contrast just switch this machine on and use.
I've used it mainly for Type 1 - and it does a very good job. It may need an 'extra pass' to get things well compacted - but it's so quiet and easy to use. I think it would struggle with proper hardcore - but should be brilliant for block paving.
No assembly instructions in the box - so had to use the photos on the outside to put it together! You have to compact going forward (or else it just digs-in). Otherwise it's a very good machine.
12 Feb 2013