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The compaction wheel extends the working capacity of the excavator. Since it does not require hydraulics, it utilizes the weight of the excavator to compact soil and clay. The compaction wheel is commonly used in construction, road building, landscaping and other earthmoving applications where it is important to achieve proper ground compaction.

What are compaction wheels used for?

The compaction wheel is designed for use in trenches, retaining wall backfill applications and face walls. When mounted on an excavator, the compaction wheel, with its footed protrusions, thoroughly penetrates the trench fill, eliminating voids by mixing and displacing the soil, ultimately achieving bottom-to-top compaction. The static weight of the excavator arm pushing down on the wheel increases its compaction capacity.

Suitable for excavators weighing up to 35 tons, these rugged compaction wheel attachments are made of strong steel drums and wear-resistant blocks that maintain long-term performance under test conditions.

Areas of application

Soil compaction

Ground preparation

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1. What is an excavator compaction wheel, and what is its purpose?

An excavator compaction wheel is a specialized attachment designed for compacting soil, gravel, and other materials. It's commonly used in construction, road building, and landscaping to achieve proper compaction and density in the ground.

2. How do I choose the right compaction wheel for my excavator?

Selecting the right compaction wheel involves considering factors such as the type of material you'll be compacting, the size and weight of your excavator, and the specific requirements of your project.

3. Are there different types of compaction wheels available?

Yes, compaction wheels come in various types, including smooth drum wheels for finishing and padded drum wheels for more delicate surfaces. Additionally, there are different widths and diameters to choose from, depending on the compaction depth and project needs.

4. What excavator brands are compatible with compaction wheels?

Many excavator brands and models are compatible with compaction wheels. However, it's crucial to confirm compatibility with your specific excavator, as some attachments are designed for particular machines.

5. Can I use a compaction wheel for tasks other than soil compaction?

While the primary purpose of a compaction wheel is soil compaction, it can also be used for tasks like crushing, breaking, and shaping materials. Some models are versatile and can handle various applications.

6. What maintenance is required for an excavator compaction wheel?

Proper maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity and performance of your compaction wheel. Regular inspections, greasing, and cleaning are recommended. Additionally, follow the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance procedures.

7. Are there safety precautions to consider when using a compaction wheel?

Yes, safety is paramount when using any heavy machinery attachment. Ensure all operators are trained and qualified to use the compaction wheel. Always follow safety guidelines and wear the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) while operating the equipment.

Remember that choosing the right compaction wheel is crucial for the success of your project. If you have specific questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to Glikr.