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Compaction & Paving Equipment for Rent

Maximize productivity on your construction site, roadway or infrastructure project with our large selection of compaction and paving equipment. Efficiently compact soil, dirt, clay, gravel, asphalt and more with our lineup of powerful compaction and paving tools.

For our full list of compaction and paving equipment, view the items below. For more information about compaction and paving equipment, visit our resource section.

Orange Apt Air Backfill Tamper
Cat Class Code
110-1830

Air Backfill Tamper, 670 BPM

  • Length 52"
  • Up to 670 bpm
  • Ideal for backfilling holes, packing asphalt and compacting soil
  • Durable steel tamping plate
  • Add this backfill tamper to your cart now
Black Texas Pneumatic Air Rammer Tamper
Cat Class Code
110-1840

Air Rammer Tamper, 870-1,600 BPM

  • Ideal for soils and sand compaction in trenches, surface prep and more
  • Easy to use with air compressor
  • Up to .7-1" bore and 2-2.5" stroke
  • Deliver between 870-1,600 bpm
  • Add this air rammer tamper to your cart now
Silver Multiquip Mikasa Vibratory Rammer
Cat Class Code
150-2000

Jumping Jack Rammer, 100-120 lbs., Gas

  • 5.9-10.4 in. depending on model
  • 1,215-2,316 pound-force
  • 100-120 lbs.
  • Gas Power
  • Uses: Ideal for backfilling around foundations and backfill compaction for pipeline and cable trenches
Yellow and silver Wacker-Neuson medium-duty vibratory rammer
Cat Class Code
150-2400

Jumping Jack Rammer, 125-140 lbs., Gas

  • 5.9-13.2 in. depending on model
  • 2,597-3,372 pound-force
  • 125-140 lbs.
  • Gas Power
  • Uses: Ideal for backfilling around foundations and backfill compaction for pipeline and cable trenches
Orange and silver Multiquip heavy-duty vibratory rammer
Cat Class Code
150-2600

Jumping Jack Rammer, 145-165 lbs., Gas

  • 10.4-11.3 in. depending on model
  • 3,064-4,047 pound-force
  • 145-165 lbs.
  • Gas Power
  • Uses: Ideal for backfilling around foundations and backfill compaction for pipeline and cable trenches
Orange Multiquip Mikasa vibratory plate compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3000

14 in. Vibratory Plate Compactor, 2,000-3,000 lbs.

  • 14" plate width
  • 2,000-3,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Single-direction vibratory plate
  • 158-183 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Yellow and silver Wacker-Neuson vibratory plate compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3100

17-20 in. Vibratory Plate Compactor, 3,000-5,000 lbs.

  • 17-20 in. plate width depending on model
  • 3,000-5,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Single-direction vibratory plate
  • 181-229 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Yellow Wacker-Neuson reversible vibratory plate compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3400

15-16 in. Vibratory Plate Compactor, 5,000-6,000 lbs.

  • 15-16 in. plate width depending on model
  • 5,000-6,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Reversible or single-direction vibratory plate depending on model
  • 268-320 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Yellow Wacker-Neuson reversible vibratory plate compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3500

17-20 in. Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, 6,000-7,000 lbs.

  • 17-20 in. plate width depending on model
  • 6,000-7,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Reversible vibratory plate
  • 326-366 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Yellow Wacker-Neuson reversible vibratory plate compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3600

19-28 in. Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, 7,000-8,600 lbs.

  • 19-28 in. plate width depending on model
  • 7,000-8,600 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Reversible vibratory plate
  • 452-529 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Yellow Wacker Neuson vibratory plate compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3700

17-24 in. Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, 8,600-11,000 lbs.

  • 17-24 in. plate width depending on model
  • 8,600-11,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Reversible vibratory plate
  • 717-955 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Yellow Wacker Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3810

17-24 in. Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, 11,000-14,000 lbs.

  • 17-24 in. plate width depending on model
  • 11,000-14,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Reversible vibratory plate
  • 771-1,014 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Orange Multiquip Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor
Cat Class Code
150-3820

21-28 in. Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor, 14,000-16,000 lbs.

  • 21-28 in. plate width depending on model
  • 14,000-16,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Reversible vibratory plate
  • 1,111-1,157 lb. operating weight depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trench, road construction, backfill and foundation work on granular soil, hot or cold asphalt and paving blocks
Orange Multiquip Mikasa walk-behind Tandem Smooth-Drum Compaction Roller
Cat Class Code
160-1245

18-29 in. Double Smooth Drum Walk-Behind Vibratory Roller

  • 18-29 in. roller width depending on model
  • Double smooth drums
  • Walk-behind
  • 2,650-5,300 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting sand, gravel and asphalt for parking lots, roads and more
Yellow Wacker-Neuson walk-behind tandem padfoot drum trench compaction roller
Cat Class Code
160-1265

22-34 in. Double Padfoot Drum Vibratory Trench Roller

  • 22-34 in. roller width depending on model
  • Double padfoot drums
  • Walk-behind or remote controlled depending on model
  • 15,376-16,186 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting heavy cohesive soil and clay in utility or pipeline trenches and on construction sites
Yellow Bomag Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller,
Cat Class Code
160-2405

40-49 in. Single Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 40-49 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single smooth drum
  • Ride-on
  • 9,667 lb. centrifugal force
  • Uses: Ideal for work on road construction, site preparation and embankment compaction applications
Yellow Bomag Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2410

41-49 in. Single Padfoot Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 41-49 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single padfoot drum
  • Ride-on
  • 19,109 lb. centrifugal force
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting heavy cohesive soil and clay in utility or pipeline trenches and on construction sites
Orange and black Hamm 54 in. 7.7 ton Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2420

50-56 in. Single Padfoot Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 50-56 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single padfoot drum
  • Ride-on
  • 15,511-17,986 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting heavy cohesive soil and clay in utility or pipeline trenches and on construction sites
Orange Hamm Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2425

50-56 in. Single Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 50-56 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single smooth drum
  • Ride-on
  • 10,472-11,100 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for work on road construction, site preparation and embankment compaction applications
Orange Hamm Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2440

61-70 in. Single Padfoot Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 61-70 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single padfoot drum
  • Ride-on
  • 25,179-28,101 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting heavy cohesive soil and clay in utility or pipeline trenches and on construction sites
Orange Hamm Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2445

61-70 in. Single Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 61-70 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single smooth drum
  • Ride-on
  • 25,179-35,396 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for work on road construction, site preparation and embankment compaction applications
Orange and black Hamm 80-89 in. 27.5 ton Ride-on Single Padfoot Drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2450

80-89 in. Single Padfoot Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 80-89 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single padfoot drum
  • Ride-on
  • 55,350-64,070 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting heavy cohesive soil and clay in utility or pipeline trenches and on construction sites
Yellow Bomag Ride-on Single Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2455

80-89 in. Single Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 80-89 in. roller width depending on model
  • Single smooth drum
  • Ride-on
  • 53,594-55,350 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for work on road construction, site preparation and embankment compaction applications
Orange and black Hamm 69 in. Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2520

60-69 in. Double Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 60-69 in. roller width depending on model
  • Double smooth drums
  • Ride-on
  • 11,000-15,000 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting sand, gravel and asphalt for parking lots, roads and more
Yellow Wacker Neuson Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2620

35 in. Double Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 35 in. roller width
  • Double smooth drums
  • Ride-on
  • 1,776 lb. centrifugal force
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting sand, gravel and asphalt for parking lots, roads and more
Yellow Wacker Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2621

35 in. Double Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 35 in. roller width
  • Double smooth drums
  • Ride-on
  • 3,372-3,400 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting sand, gravel and asphalt for parking lots, roads and more
Yellow Bomag Ride-on Double Smooth-drum Vibratory Roller
Cat Class Code
160-2660

47 in. Double Smooth Drum Ride-On Vibratory Roller

  • 47 in. roller width
  • Double smooth drums
  • Ride-on
  • 7,193-8,992 lb. centrifugal force depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for compacting sand, gravel and asphalt for parking lots, roads and more
Resources

FAQs About Compaction & Paving Equipment

United Rentals carries an efficient fleet of compaction and paving equipment ideal for tamping and compressing materials in paving, roadwork and site preparation projects. Each piece of equipment is routinely serviced and maintained to ensure optimal performance. Whether you’re looking for an air tamper or a ride-on drum roller, we offer a variety of compaction equipment rentals suited for a range of projects, from small-scale tasks to heavy-duty operations. This vibratory rammer, also known as a jumping jack rammer, is designed for jobs like backfilling trenches or foundations. We also offer various types of ride-on rollers for rent including single-drum rollers, commonly used to compact soil and level ground, as well as double-drum rollers, better suited for asphalt compaction. United Rentals carries inventory from leading manufacturers like Multiquip and Bomag.

Learn more about compaction and paving equipment in our FAQ section below.

FAQs
What types of equipment are most commonly used for compaction?

The three most commonly used pieces of compaction equipment are rammers, plates and rollers. Due to their compact size and maneuverability, rammers are ideal for use in trenches and ditches. Plate compactors are better suited for compressing materials like clay and sand for medium-duty tasks such as road repair. Rollers, like this ride-on vibratory roller, are larger compaction vehicles used to compact materials like soil, gravel, concrete or asphalt during the construction of roads and foundations.

What machines are best for compacting soil?

Depending on the type of soil, vibratory rammers and plate compactors are best suited for soil compaction. Vibratory rammers are ideal for lighter-duty compaction of cohesive soils, especially over smaller areas. Plate compactors are best suited for reducing air voids in the soil to increase density and stability, preventing settling. Need more help? Contact one of our equipment experts for further guidance.

What are the methods for compacting soil or asphalt?

There are several methods of compaction, including static, impact and vibratory. Static compaction utilizes the weight of the machine to apply downward force to the soil. Impact compaction involves using a drop weight to tamp down and densify soil, backfilling materials through repeated surface pressure. Vibratory compaction uses the weight and vibration of a steel plate to push down and compress materials.