Discover the superior performance and reliability of compaction equipment for rent at United Rentals. Each piece of equipment is meticulously maintained, ready to deliver outstanding results on every job.
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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
Add this walk-behind tandem padfoot drum trench compaction roller to your cart
FAQs About Compaction
Our vast inventory from top manufacturers like BOMAG, Ingersoll Rand, Multiquip, and Wacker Neuson includes compaction equipment for every surface type: granular, mixed and cohesive soils; asphalt and sub-bases. Whether you need single and double drum rollers, rammers, or plate compactors — for trenches, road construction paving, backfill, landfill or foundation work — we have the equipment to help you get the job done right. We have a full line of compaction rollers for rough terrain with durable padfoot rollers. Or for parking lots and other smooth asphalt surfaces, we offer smooth drum rollers.
Learn more about our compaction equipment in our FAQ section below.
What compaction equipment should I use for granular or cohesive soil?
Rammers are ideal for high-clay or high-silt (cohesive) soil and high-moisture soil. They deliver thousands of pounds of impact force to the soil and a degree of vibration, compacting wet or dry soil. 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. Contact United Rentals for more information about the care and use of our plate compactors.
When should I use a drum roller instead of a plate compactor?
Drum rollers are heavy-duty compactors you drive across large areas such as parking lots or entire construction sites. Plate compactors are ideal for smaller sites and narrow work areas such as trenches and for granular soil. They are not ride-on rollers but are operated on foot. Single or double drum rollers can handle granular and more cohesive soils such as silt or clay.