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Our vast inventory from top manufacturers like BOMAG, Ingersoll Rand, Multiquip, and Wacker includes compaction equipment for every surface type: granular, mixed and cohesive soils, asphalt, and sub-bases. From single and double drum rollers, rammers, and plate compactors — for trenches, road construction paving, backfill, landfill, and foundation work — we have the equipment to help you get the job done right. For rough terrain we have a full line of compaction rollers with durable padfoot rollers. Or, for parking lots and other smooth asphalt surfaces, we offer smooth drum rollers.

 

FAQs

What compaction equipment should I use for granular or cohesive soil?

  • Rammers are ideal for high-clay or high-silt (cohesive) soils and high-moisture soils. They deliver thousands of pounds of impact force to the soil and a degree of vibration, compacting wet or dry soils. Plate compactors and ride-on rollers work best on granular soils such as gravel and sand.

What type of engine oil do I need for a plate compactor?

  • SAE 30, 10/30 or 10/40 will work well in the engine of gas/petrol-powered plate compactors. For diesel engines, use 15/40 oil for maximum productivity. Call United Rentals for more information about the care and use of our plate compactors at 833-525-6346.

When should I use a drum roller instead of a plate compactor?

  • Drum rollers are heavy-duty compactors that you drive across large areas such as parking lots, entire construction sites and more. Plate compactors are ideal for smaller sites and narrow work areas such as trenches; they are also ideal for granular soils. They are not ride-on rollers but operated on foot. Single drum rollers or double drum rollers can handle granular and more cohesive soils such as silt or clay.
     

 

 

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Cat Class: 150-3700
Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas- and Diesel-powered Units, 5 Ton Impact
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  •  Vibration-isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • Maximum 5-ton impact
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Cat Class: 150-3810
Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas-powered, 11,000 lbs. Impact
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  •  Vibration isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • 11,000 lbs. impact
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Cat Class: 150-3820
Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas-powered, 13,000 lbs. Impact
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  •  Vibration isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • 13,000 lbs. impact
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Cat Class: 150-3400
Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas-powered, 5,400 lbs. Impact
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  •  Vibration isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • 5,400 lbs. impact
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Cat Class: 150-3500
Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas-powered, 6,500 lbs. Impact
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  •  Vibration isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • 6,500 lbs. impact
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Cat Class: 150-3600
Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas-powered, 7,500 lbs. Impact
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  •  Vibration isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • 7,500 lbs. impact
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Cat Class: 160-2520
Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 5.5-7.5 Ton, 69 in. Roller
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  • 3-point articulation for even weight distribution and excellent directional stability
  • Excellent view of machine and construction site
  • Track offset for comfortable starting and driving away and compacting at curbs
  • Tandem roller with two vibrating roller drums
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Cat Class: 160-2621
Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 1.5-1.7 Ton, 35-48 in.
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  • Operator stations offer excellent visibility and vibration-cushioned seats
  • Offset drum ability that will minimize curb hopping and help erase roller marks
  • Dual-drum drive and articulated steering for easy maneuverability
  • Units available provide between 1.5 and 1.7 tons of compaction force
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Cat Class: 160-2620
Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 1.8-2.8 Ton, 33-69 in.
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  • Operator stations offer excellent visibility and vibration-cushioned seats
  • Offset drum ability that will minimize curb hopping and help erase roller marks
  • Dual-drum drive and articulated steering for easy maneuverability
  • Units available provide between 1.8 and 2.8 tons of compaction force
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Cat Class: 160-2660
Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 3-7.2 Ton, 35-48 in.
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  • Operator stations offer excellent visibility and vibration-cushioned seats
  • Offset drum ability that will minimize curb hopping and help erase roller marks
  • Dual-drum drive and articulated steering for easy maneuverability
  • Units available provide between 3 ton and 7.2 tons of compaction force
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Cat Class: 160-2440
Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 12.5 Ton, 66 in.
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  • Smooth-drum variety available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 12.5 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2450
Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 27.5 Ton, 80-89 in.
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  • Smooth- and padfoot drum varieties available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 27.5 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2420
Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 7.7 Ton, 54 in.
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  • Smooth and padfoot drum varieties available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 7.7 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2410
Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 9.5 Ton, 47 in.
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  • Smooth-drum variety available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 9.5 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2455
Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel Powered, 27.5 Ton, 84 in.
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  • Padfoot or smooth drum variety available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 27.5 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2445
Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 12.5 Ton, 66 in.
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  • Padfoot drum variety available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 12.5 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2425
Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 7.7 Ton, 54 in.
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  • Smooth and padfoot drum varieties available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 7.7 ton impact
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Cat Class: 160-2405
Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller, Diesel-powered, 9.5 Ton, 47 in.
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  • Padfoot drum variety available
  • Vibration-isolated operator platform
  • Standard drum drive for maximum gradeability
  • Maximum 9.5 ton impact
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Cat Class: 150-3100
Vibratory Plate Compactor, Gas-powered, Up to 4,500 lbs. Impact
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  •  Vibration-isolated steering handles for comfort
  • Steel frames with lift handles and/or lift eyes for easy transport
  • Units equipped with built-in water tanks are available for asphalt work
  • Maximum of 4,500 lbs. impact
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Cat Class: 150-2610
Vibratory Rammer, Diesel-powered, Heavy-duty
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  • Diesel engine
  • Fully sealed oil-lubricated rammer systems for trouble-free operation
  • Designed for confined-area compaction
  • Vibration cushioned handles for operator comfort
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Cat Class: 150-2600
Vibratory Rammer, Gas-powered, Heavy-duty, 2,900-3,600 lbs. Impact
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  • Units come with 4-stroke gas or 2-stroke gas engines
  • Units have a shoe jump height from 1.7-3.1"
  • Designed for confined area compaction
  • Vibration cushioned handles for operator comfort
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Cat Class: 150-2000
Vibratory Rammer, Light-duty, 1,200-2,399 lbs. Impact
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  • 5-stroke gasoline engine
  • Fully sealed oil-lubricated rammer systems for trouble-free operation
  • Designed for confined-area compaction
  • Vibration cushioned handles for operator comfort
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Cat Class: 150-2400
Vibratory Rammer, Medium-duty, 2,400-2,800 lbs. Impact
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  • 4-stroke gasoline engine
  • Fully sealed oil-lubricated rammer systems for trouble-free operation
  • Designed for confined-area compaction
  • Vibration cushioned handles for operator comfort
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Cat Class: 160-1265
Walk-behind Tandem Padfoot Drum Trench Compaction Roller, Diesel-powered, 7.7 Ton, 22 in./32 in. Rollers
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  • Remote control available
  • Drive, steering and brakes are fully hydrostatic for easy operation
  • Model offers flexible drums that allows for convenient conversion from 32" to 22"
  • The articulated joint increases maneuverability and the low center of gravity improves stability
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Cat Class: 160-1245
Walk-behind Tandem Smooth-drum Compaction Roller, Diesel-powered, 2.5 Ton, 25.6 in.
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  • Travel and throttle levers are within easy reach of operator
  • Vibration-cushioned handle and components reduce operator fatigue
  • Narrow profile design for less than 1" (25 mm) side clearance
  • The guide handle folds for transport and compact storage
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