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Posted: 28 June 2005,13:59 QUOTE

From what I've learnt (mainly from this site) I know I need to hire a 'whacker' - but is the official name for one, as I can't find it on the hire websites I've looked at.

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Posted: 28 June 2005,14:17 QUOTE

Hi Michelle, I think you'll find it's called a vibrating plate compactor
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Posted: 28 June 2005,14:24 QUOTE

Thanks for the mega-quick answer. That's brill Jenny, cheers.
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Posted: 29 June 2005,11:48 QUOTE

"Wacker" is the name of a German company that specialises in the manufacture of compaction equipment. Their vibrating plate compactors are amongst the best in the world, and the similarity of the company name to the english verb, "to whack", has probably done them no end of favours, as many people believer the plates are actually called "Whacker Plates" because they "whack down" the stone/sand/whatever.

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