A Wacker Plate or Plate Compactor is an extremely handy piece of plant equipment to have, where underground pipework or foundation installation is involved. The soil in the immediate area needs to be properly compacted to a certain level. This is an important step, especially if constructions are to be built on the particular ground. They are also useful for preparation of ground for drives and public pathways. Using a wacker plate can ensure there are no problems with foundations later which can affect the whole project.
The term ‘wacker’ is commonly used onsite to describe these compaction plates, and is appropriate, as that is how they work. They use an impressive force to hammer or pound the material which is then packed, firm and stable. Compact, they are ideal when working on backfills for narrow trenches or in confined spaces.
Vibrating wacker plates are second to none when it comes to levelling and compacting the ground. Smooth the ground first using a wide toothed rake to get the best results from the wacker plate. This ensures that the compactor has a straight run with no hold ups here and there. It is wise too, when using these machines, to wear the correct safety gear. This includes ear plugs, safety glasses, steel toed boots and work gloves, you may also want to wear a safety helmet.
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Rhinos have a wide range of machines, tools and equipment that will make light work of difficult or labour intensive tasks. Along with compactors, our ‘concrete and compaction’ section lists items such as tip up mixers. A drum capacity of 136 litres and a 90 litre mixing capacity means effective blending of varying amounts of mortar and plaster etc. This kind of tool is essential for taking the strain of work like compaction and cement mixing.
Power floats also help to provide a fast and reliable performance along with the desired outcome. Precision made to bring the solution you want to freshly laid concrete, whether smooth or textured. A selection of accessories is available for use with these high quality pieces of plant machinery and equipment.
All of the machinery, tools and equipment available for hire at Rhinos Plant Hire is maintained and serviced by skilled mechanics and engineers. This includes our large , heavy plant machinery like mini excavators and dumpers. We are committed to delivering the highest performance plant along with the comprehensive information needed. This allows you the customer to feel confident about choosing and using our equipment.
Hiring our plant machinery, tools and equipment will save you money, and allows you to get the benefit of using the latest in plant machinery. Our hire rates are competitive, and we have many returning customers from homeowners to construction companies or local authorities. Our plant machinery has been utilised for work on major structures throughout places like London and Essex such as Westminster Abbey. Whether you are building, gardening, landscaping or carrying out roadworks, Rhinos can help.
At Rhino Plant Hire we are committed to offering a wide range of versatile, high performance heavy and small plant. Choose from the very latest machinery, tools and equipment guaranteed to get every job done effectively. Amongst our plant hire stock you will find skidsteers, telehandlers, dumpers, bowsers, mini excavators, rollers and air tools from the biggest names in the industry. Our high quality small plant will make your projects pleasurable with welding tools, alloy towers, grinders, lighting, plumbing, gardening and landscaping equipment, pumps, site electrics, surveying equipment, road working tools and woodworking gear.
We update our plant machinery frequently to incorporate the latest design and technology for our customers. Our highly functioning used plant is then offered for sale representing some incredible bargains. We also repair and service customer plant using the exceptional skills of our own expert mechanics. For added customer convenience, this can be carried out either in our purpose built facility or on site.
Rhino Plant Hire are based in Doddinghurst, Brentwood, ideal for customers located throughout Essex, Kent, London and East Anglia. Just a few of the locations we cover include Chelmsford, Brentwood, Braintree, Stansted, Southend, Upminster, Barking, Billericay, Heathrow, Surrey, Cambridge, Enfield, Harlow, Romford, Basildon, Chigwell, Ilford, Grays, Hornchurch, Waltham Cross, Beckton, St Albans, Stortford, Wembley, Rayleigh, Dunmow, Wickford, Dartford, Ware, Cheshunt, Witham, Dagenham, Epping, Rainham, Loughton, Sidcup, Ongar and Stratford.