The various hand earth rammers compare differently from each other. The comparisons could be used to determine which rammer is ideal for a certain project. The criteria for comparison of rammers is based on efficiency, cost, ease of use, and maintenance. These are further discussed below.
Manual hand earth rammer is the least efficient of the three types. It requires more effort and time to compact the material. Manual hand earth rammers entirely depend on human effort which could be inconsistent. Pneumatic and vibratory hand earth rammers are more efficient, with the vibratory type being the most efficient due to its high-frequency vibration.
Manual hand earth rammer is the most affordable option, as it does not require any power source or additional equipment. Pneumatic hand earth rammer requires an air compressor and hoses, which can be expensive. Vibratory hand earth rammer is the most expensive option, as it requires a gasoline or diesel engine.
- Ease of use
Manual hand earth rammer requires more physical effort and may cause fatigue, making it less easy to use. Pneumatic hand earth rammer is easier to use than the manual type, as it requires less physical effort. Vibratory hand earth rammer is the easiest to use, as it is powered by an engine and requires minimal physical effort. The manual earth rammer is the most portable due to its weight and size. The pneumatic and vibratory hand rammers are heavier and require careful handling. This makes them less easy to transport.
Manual hand earth rammer requires minimal maintenance, as it has no moving parts. Pneumatic hand earth rammer requires regular maintenance of the air compressor and hoses. Vibratory hand earth rammer requires regular maintenance of the engine and vibrating mechanism.