Compaction Wheels

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Compaction Wheels for skid steers, backhoes and excavators.


Wheel compaction is faster and more effective than a vibratory machine. Greater lift (material in a trench to compact) thicknesses are possible with a compaction wheel. Lifts of 12″ to 24″ for backhoes or 24″ to 48″ for excavators means doing more work in less time. 

Pad-Foot (for granular soils) standard equipment. Please specify Sheeps Foot for wet sticky soils (no extra cost).

Soil Bridging is less likely to occur with a Compaction Wheel. Vibratory machines compact from the top down leaving unbroken clay or soil with voids below the surface. Compaction wheels work from the bottom up, eliminating bridging while breaking soil and filling in the voids. The mixing and kneading action of the wheel produces a more uniform soil consistency for better compaction. The open-rim design allows maximum penetration through the lift, with standard densities achieved in 6-10 passes under normal soil conditions; the wheel processes the levels of the material as it compacts.

Heavy clay most often can not be torn apart by vibration. The aggressive shearing action of a wheel easily breaks up hard soil and/or clay, so that they can be intermixed into the rest of the fill soil.

With a compaction wheel you get the same compaction with a fast or slow motion. Speed of travel is critical with vibratory equipment, too little time means poor compaction, while too much is inefficient. Six to eight passes usually produce the required densities, in less time than the same compaction with a vibratory compactor.

Wheels do more with less wear and tear on the operator and machine.

Vibration from vibratory machines can loosen joints in water, gas and sewer lines as well as damaging nearby slabs, foundations or electrical/electronic equipment. This is not a problem with the smooth operation of a compaction wheel.


Up to 10,000 lbs
Model # Width Rims Weight  
SUIME6CW 4″ TO 6″ 1 775 lbs Details
SUIME12CW 11″ 2 600 lbs Details
SUIME18CW 17″ 3 750 lbs Details
SUIME24CW 23″ 3 775 lbs Details
SUIME36CW 35″ 4 1250 lbs Details



10,000 TO 17,000 LBS
Model # Width Rims Weight  
SUISL6CW   4″ TO 6″ 1 875 lbs Details
SUISL12CW  11″ 2 950 lbs Details
SUISL18CW 17″ 3 1050 lbs Details
SUISL24CW   23″ 3 1150 lbs Details
SUISL36CW 35″ 4 1650 lbs Details



17,000 TO 27,000 LBS
Model # Width Rims Weight  
SUISE12CW 11″ 2 975 lbs Details
SUISE18CW 17″” 3 1175 lbs Details
SUISE24CW 23″ 3 1275 lbs Details
SUISE36CW 35″ 4 1650 lbs Details



27,000 TO 50,000 LBS
Model # Width Rims Weight
SUIEXCS14CW 14″ 2 1722 lbs Details
SUIEXCS18CW 17″ 3 2125 lbs Details
SUIEXCS24CW 23″ 3 2230 lbs Details
SUIEXCS36CW 35″ 4 2350 lbs Details
SUIEXCS48CW 47″ 5 3250 lbs Details



50,000 TO 75,000 LBS
Model # Width Rims Weight  
SUIEXCM24CW 23″ 3 3300 lbs Details
SUIEXCM36CW 35″ 4 3650 lbs Details
SUIEXCM48CW 47″ 5 4650 lbs Details
SUIEXCM60CW 59 6 5220 lbs Details



75,000 TO 115,000 LBS
Model # Width Rims Weight  
SUIEXCL24CW 23″ 3 3700 lbs Details
SUIEXCL36CW 35″ 4 4150 lbs Details
SUIEXCL48CW 47″ 5 5140 lbs Details
SUIEXCL60CW 59″ 6 6500 lbs Details


Weight: 450lbs

Weight: 300lbs