Rammers, also known as jumping jack compactors, or wackers, are machines used to compact earth, soil, or other types of substrate for construction purposes.
As with most compaction equipment, it is important to consider safety when using rammers. wearing safety glasses, earplugs, steel toed safety boots, hard hat, and work gloves are standard items when undertaking to use any compaction machinery.
It is important to take care when using rammers, and always read the operation manual before starting up the machine.
It is also a good idea that the operator is physically fit and trained for the use of heavy machinery.
Rammers are designed for the construction industry and are used mostly for soil compaction applications. They have been designed to operate in narrow work spaces such as tranches.
The grain distribution of the substrate, and the moisture content of the material being compacted will determine the effective compaction depth.
Before using these machines it is a good idea to smooth over the surface of the work area with a wide toothed rake. Remember to put on all safety gear.