BEDFORD, PA The patent-pending Thompson Slope Packer attachment, manufactured by Bedford, Pa.-based Rockland Manufacturing Company, eliminates the expensive and time-consuming task of packing slopes by the traditional method of walkingÂť them with a bulldozer or crawler tractor.  As an attachment for a standard excavator, the Slope Packer allows the contractor to pack slopes on any grade and in any soil condition from above or below the grade, using the weight of the attachment and the flexibility of the boom to compact the soil on the grade. 


The Slope Packer method provides improved safety for the operator versus packing soil using a bulldozer or crawler tractor, and it compacts soils up to 10 times faster than conventional methods.  It reduces fuel consumption, and eliminates undercarriage wear because the equipment no longer is required to walkÂť the slope.  The Slope Packer packs soil right up to objects and silt fences without causing damage.  Because it frees bulldozers and crawler tractors for other uses, the Slope Packer provides better use of a contractor™s equipment fleet.


The drum is designed with ridges, which indent the soil like bulldozer treads to control runoff and provide a bed for grass seed.  The chains between the ridges remove buildup and allow the Slope Packer to be used on wet soil.  The Slope Packer attachment is available in 4-ft, 6-ft and 8-ft widths for a variety of excavator sizes and can be used in conjunction with an excavator coupler if desired.

An industry leader in custom equipment, Rockland Manufacturing Company has designed and manufactured high-end, specialty and standard attachments for loaders, bulldozers, excavators, graders and skid steers for 60 years.  The company has built its reputation on its quality custom attachments; simple, straightforward warranties and unparalleled customer service.  Rockland™s custom and specialty products are engineered to fit the customer™s specific application.  Standard attachments are designed to fit all makes of equipment.  The company™s 130 standard products include buckets, thumbs, grapples, blades, rakes and forks.  For more information, contact Rockland Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 5, Bedford, PA 15522; telephone: 814-623-1115; fax: 814-623-7214; e-mail [email protected]; or visit its Web site at

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