Is a plate compactor worth it?

A high quality, heavy duty, excavator mounted compactor plate designed for the compaction of soil and other substrates. They allow for improved on site health and safety when operating on a gradient, inside a trench or even on a level surface - no manual labor required.

If you're compacting granular soils over large, flat areas, a plate compactor would typically be your best option. Its wider plate size and vibrating nature allows for more uniform layers over a larger amount of square footage. Truth be told, most contractors encounter circumstances where having both are ideal.