Plate compactors’ isolators ensure vibrations transmit to soil

Ingersoll Rand‘s PAC Series of plate compactor attachments for carriers from 3,000 to 60,000 pounds transmit powerful vibrations through the baseplate into the soil for work in foundations, seawalls, slopes, trenches and other confined spaces. In addition to compacting soil and other materials through direct contact, the PAC plate compactors have the vibrating force to drive sheet pile into the ground or pound signposts into granular soils. Isolators ensure vibrations transmit to the soil, not the carrier boom. Seven models are available, including side- and top-mount units. All have an operating pressure of 2,300 pounds per square inch and a maximum back pressure of 100 pounds per square inch.