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The Low Down on Compactors
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As an essential tool for hardscape installation, plate compactors come in many different models offering a variety of centrifugal forces, working widths and special features. To help give you a better idea of your options when renting or buying, LC/DBM presents this technical overview of machines from seven manufacturers.


Sakai America
www.sakaiamerica.com
All models feature a heavy-duty, hardened steel plate and shock absorbing isolators.


Model // PF150
Engine // Honda GX1200U
Horsepower // 6.44
Centrifugal Force // 6,965 lbs.
Frequency // 5,580 vpm
Working Width // 20''
Special Features // Control handle lifts into locking position for easy transportation.
Warranty // 1 year unit, 2 years engine
Cost // $4,718

Model // PF120
Engine // Honda GX160U1
Horsepower // 5
Centrifugal Force // 5,845 lbs.
Frequency // 5,580 vpm
Working Width // 16''
Special Features // Control handle lifts into locking position for easy transportation.
Warranty // 1 year unit, 2 years engine
Cost // $4,458

Model // PC800
Engine // Honda GX160U1
Horsepower // 5.36
Centrifugal Force // 3,642 lbs.
Frequency // 5,820 vpm
Working Width // 20''
Special Features // Dual belt drive. Removable water tank with heavy-duty hose and valve.
Warranty // 1 year unit, 2 years engine
Cost // $1,776
Model // PC600
Engine // Honda GX120U1
Horsepower // 3.89
Centrifugal Force // 2,646 lbs.
Frequency // 6,000 vpm
Working Width // 13.8''
Special Features // Removable water tank with heavy-duty hose and valve. Foldable handle.
Warranty // 1 year unit, 2 years engine
Cost // $1,680


Pave Tech
www.pavetech.com


Model // PaverPACKER 50
Engine // Honda
Horsepower // 5.5
Centrifugal Force // 5,000 lbs.
Frequency // 90Hz
Working Width // 24''
Special Features // A short, wide plate with the faster travel speed is intended for greater efficiency. The mounted wheels for ease of transport fold up and lock into place when not needed.
Warranty // 1 year unit, 3 years engine
Cost // $2,877


Multiquip
www.multiquip.com


Model // MVC64VH
Engine // GX120 gasoline engine
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 2,275 lbs.
Frequency // 5,600 vpm
Working Width // 13.8''
Special Features // Economical plate now features anti-vibration handle system. Extra-thick plate in back is designed for longer wear time. High-strength steel base plate has curved edges.
Warranty // 1 year parts and labor
Cost // $2,095

Model // MVC82VH
Engine // GX160 gasoline engine
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 3,080 lbs.
Frequency // 5,600 vpm
Working Width // 17.7''
Special Features // Anti-vibration handle reduces vibration to the operator by 50 percent . High-strength steel base plate has curved edges.
Warranty // 1 year parts and labor
Cost // $2,035

Model // MVC88VTHW
Engine // GX160 gasoline engine
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 3,372 lbs.
Frequency // 6,000 vpm
Working Width // 19.7''
Special Features // Single cast baseplate and eccentric housing lowers center of gravity and increases travel speed by 12%.
Warranty // 1 year parts and labor
Cost // $2,690


Bomag Americas
www.bomag-americas.com
All models feature removable, foldable, vibration isolated steering handles, self-cleaning, wear resistant base plates with reinforced sides, an engine protection frame and the options of a water sprinkler system, transport wheels and a Vulcolan mat.


Model // BPR25/40
Engine // Honda GX160
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 5,620 lbs.
Frequency // 3,600 vpm
Working Width // 19.7''
Special Features // Vibration isolated engine has an oil alert.
Warranty // 1 year standard, 2 years on engine
Cost // $5,939

Model // BVP18/45
Engine // Honda GX160
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 5,400 lbs.
Frequency // 4,050 vpm
Working Width // 17.7''
Special Features // Vibration isolated engine has an oil alert.
Warranty // 1 year standard, 2 years on engine
Cost // $1,936

Model // BVP10/36
Engine // Honda GX120
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 5,400 lbs.
Frequency // 2,250 vpm
Working Width // 14.2''
Special Features // Comes with balanced lifting point and carrying handles.
Warranty // 1 year standard, 2 years on engine
Cost // $1,864


Weber MT
www.webermt.us
All models feature a heavy-duty, hardened steel plate and shock absorbing isolators.


Model // CF 1i Forward Plate
Engine // Honda 4-stroke, gasoline
Horsepower // 4.2
Centrifugal Force // 2,475 lbs.
Frequency // 5,700 vpm
Working Width // 15.8''
Special Features // Side grips and a lifting eye help provide easy handling.
Warranty // 2 years basic, extendable to 3 or 5 years
Cost // $1,522.50

Model // CF 1 Pro Forward Plate
Engine // Honda 4-stroke, gasoline
Horsepower // 4.2
Centrifugal Force // 2,475 lbs.
Frequency // 5,700 vpm
Working Width // 15.8''
Special Features // The smallest PRO model vibratory forward plate compactor of the Weber MT product line.
Warranty // 2 years basic, extendable to 3 or 5 years
Cost // $1,705.20

Model // CF 2 Pro Forward Plate
Engine // Robin 4-stroke, gasoline
Horsepower // 4.2
Centrifugal Force // 3,375 lbs.
Frequency // 5,700 vpm
Working Width // 17.7''
Special Features // The low-vibration guide bar is designed to reduce the hand/arm vibrations. Compact dimensions and a folding guide bar facilitate transport of the machines.
Warranty // 2 years basic, extendable to 3 or 5 years
Cost // $1,766
Model // CF 3 Pro Forward Plate
Engine // Lombardini diesel
Horsepower // 4.2
Centrifugal Force // 4,500 lbs.
Frequency // 5,700 vpm
Working Width // 20''
Special Features // The low-vibration guide bar is designed to reduce the hand/arm vibrations. Compact dimensions and a folding guide bar facilitate transport of the machines. A remote control throttle is standard.
Warranty // 2 years basic, extendable to 3 or 5 years
Cost // $2,679


Wacker Neuson
www.wackerneuson.com


Model // WP 1540
Engine // Wacker Neuson WM 170
Horsepower // 5.8
Centrifugal Force // 3,375 lbs.
Frequency // 3,900 vpm
Working Width // 15.5''
Special Features // The WP premium plate series features a patented computer designed base plate that has a tapered bottom and edges intended to help provide high speed and extra maneuverability. Water tank models are available for asphalt applications.
Warranty // Limited, 5 years
Cost // $1,906

Model // VP 1135A
Engine // Honda air-cooled single cylinder 4 cycle gasoline engine
Horsepower // 5.8
Centrifugal Force // 2,470 lbs.
Frequency // 3,600 vpm
Working Width // 14''
Special Features // VP-Value Plate series includes water tank models for working on hot and cold asphalt. The guide handle with vibration damping is designed to limit operator fatigue.
Warranty // Limited, 5 years
Cost // $1,595



Doosan Infracore
www.doosanportablepower.com
All models feature a belt-driven eccentric shaft, along with an oil bath exciter to eliminate routine greasing.


Model // BXR-60WH Forward Vibratory Plate Compactor
Engine // Honda gasoline
Horsepower // 3.5
Centrifugal Force // 3,400 lbs.
Frequency // 5,600 vpm
Working Width // 17''
Warranty // Standard 1 year
Cost // $3,209

Model // BXR-80WH Forward Vibratory Plate Compactor
Engine // Honda gasoline
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 4,000 lbs.
Frequency // 5,600 vpm
Working Width // 20''
Warranty // Standard 1 year
Cost // $2,524

Model // BXR-120WH Forward Vibratory Plate Compactor
Engine // Honda gasoline
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 5,700 lbs.
Frequency // 5,600 vpm
Working Width // 22''
Warranty // Standard 1 year
Cost // $3,405
Model // VP-8RH Forward Vibratory Plate Compactor
Engine // Honda gasoline
Horsepower // 4.8
Centrifugal Force // 3,750 lbs.
Frequency // 6,400 vpm
Working Width // 20''
Warranty // Standard 1 year
Cost // $3,875








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