Tampers (tamping rammer) are applicable in a variety of projects. They come in different sizes and features. The choice of a tamper to use depends on aspects such as project size, expected output, working conditions, and contractors’ personal preferences.
Tamping rammers are classified into engine-powered and electric powered. Technological advancements have been done on tamping rammers to maximize output while reducing operational costs. For instance, some engine powered tampers have air cleaners to elongate the engine working life and enhance the performance.
Here are some of the main advantages of using tampers in compaction;
Tamping rammers are generally smaller making them ideal compaction equipment for remote jobs. Some tamper brands, such as Mikasa have side mounted handles for easy loading and unloading.
Ease of use
In modern tampers, ergonomic aspects are highly considered in the designs. The tampers are made to maximize comfort and minimize technical knowledge needed to operate them. Mikasa, a renowned manufacturer of tamping rammers, uses high-tech dampers to reduce the vibration reaching the operator. In some models, Mikasa installed tachometers that help operators monitor engine RPM and operating hours.
To cover the construction industry, tampers are manufactured to adapt in a wide range of project sizes, locations, and size conditions. Electric tampers are ideal for areas that require minimal noise and emissions, such as hospitals. Since such tampers require a power source, one can use diesel powered tampers for remote projects. Some tampers have levers which can be used to adjust the engine power to deliver the required compacting force. Such rammers can be used in multiple projects or used in one project that requires different levels of compaction.