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A Bartell Compactor Goes Head-to-Head with 2 Big Competitors [Case Study]

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When comparing products, very rarely is the cheaper product the better choice. This can’t be said about all plate compactors.

Among Bartell’s line of forward compactors, our BCF1570—one of the smallest and most economical models in our fleet—packs a serious punch that contractors across the world are starting to notice.

Comparing Models

We’ve saved you time by compiling a side-by-side comparison of one of our compactors with comparable models by two of our biggest competitors.

 

Bartell BCF1570

Manufacturer
Bartell

Part Number
BCF1570H

Description
3000 lb. class

Plate Width cm / in
51 / 20

Engine
GX160

Compaction kn m / lb. f
15.3 / 3461

weight kg / lbs.
95 / 210

Plate composition
Ductile

Max travel speed ft./min
82

Warranty
1 yr.

Wheels
Standard

Water kit
Standard

Paver Mat
Optional

Handles
Anti-vibration

Remote Throttle
Rack / Pinion

Lifting Bale
Folding

Pricing
X

 

Competitor A

Manufacturer
Competitor A

Part Number
-

Description
3000 lb. class

Plate Width cm / in
50 / 19.7

Engine
GX160

Compaction kn m / lb. f
15 / 3372

Weight kg / lbs.
104 / 229

Plate composition
Ductile

Max travel speed ft./min
82

Warranty
1 yr.

Wheels
Optional

Water kit
Standard

Paver Mat
Optional

Handles
Anti-vibration

Remote Throttle
No

Lifting Bale
Fixed

Pricing
29% Higher than Bartell

 

Competitor B

Manufacturer
Competitor B

Part Number
-

Description
3000 lb. class

Plate Width cm / in
50 / 19.7

Engine
GX160

Compaction kn m / lb. f
15 / 3375

Weight kg / lbs.
88 / 194

Plate composition
Ductile

Max travel speed ft./min
100

Warranty
1 yr.

Wheels
Optional

Water kit
Standard

Paver Mat
Optional

Handles
Anti-vibration

Remote Throttle
No

Lifting Bale
Fixed

Pricing
39% Higher than Bartell

 

 

Understanding the Differences

On the surface, these machines are fairly similar in specifications but there’s a few important things to note:

  1. Highest compaction force goes to Bartell with 3461 lbs. compaction force.
  2. Throttle control mounted on Bartell handles offers the operator better control. Our competitor’s users must reach down to the engine to control the throttle.
  3. Competitor B’s water tank is fixed to the unit so the operator has to bring the machine to the water source. Both Bartell and Competitor A units have slip on tank allowing the operator to bring only the tank to the water source.
  4. Wheel kit is standard on Bartell and not available on Competitor A. Optional wheel kit is available for Competitor B at an additional cost.
  5. Bartell is the class leader with retail pricing that is 29% lower than Competitor A and 39% lower than Competitor B.

Economical Can be Better

As you can see, Bartell’s BCF1570 compactor has a leg up on the competition in at least 5 different ways.

When it comes down to it, if nothing else, the price alone should be appealing to contractors. With incredible service and reliability, you can stand behind your Bartell compactor.

Literally.

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