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Forward Plate Compactors - Single Direction

Forward Plate Compactors are low amplitude and high frequency, designed to compact granular soils and asphalt. Gasoline or diesel engines drive one or two eccentric weights at a high speed to develop compaction force. The resulting vibrations cause forward motion. The engine and handle are vibration-isolated from the vibrating plate. The heavier the plate, the more compaction force it generates. Frequency range is usually 2500 vpm to 6000 vpm. Plates used for asphalt have a water tank and sprinkler system to prevent asphalt from sticking to the bottom of the baseplate. Vibration is the one principal compaction effect.

One-Way Plate Compactors

Thousands of satisfied users know that Multiquip's Mikasa Plate Compactors have it all-top performance, easy handling, low maintenance and long life. Our best-selling plate, the MVC88, now features an advanced anti-vibration handle design that reduces vibration to the operator by up to 50% compared to other plate compactors.

Plate Compactors

Wacker Neuson's value plates offer functionality and performance at a value price. The compact design allows for compaction of mixed soils in the narrowest of spaces. Also, the premium vibratory plates feature a tough, wear resistant, ductile iron baseplate offering high strength and shock resistance. Ideal for compaction of interlocking paving stones, trenches, landscaping and maintenance.

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VP1135A Wacker Neuson VP1135A Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $1,935.00
Sale Price: $1,324.31
VP1135AW Wacker Neuson VP1135AW Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $1,970.00
Sale Price: $1,348.27
VP1340A Wacker Neuson VP1340A Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,055.00
Sale Price: $1,406.44
VP1340 Wacker Neuson VP1340 Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $2,055.00
Sale Price: $1,406.44
VP1550 Wacker Neuson VP1550 Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $2,090.00
Sale Price: $1,430.40
VP1550A Wacker Neuson VP1550A Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,090.00
Sale Price: $1,430.40
VP1340AW Wacker Neuson VP1340AW Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,195.00
Sale Price: $1,502.26
VP1340W Wacker Neuson VP1340W Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $2,195.00
Sale Price: $1,502.26
MVC82VH Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC82VH

3,080 cf, 5,600 vpm, 4.8hp Honda GX 160, 17.7x22.4 base plate, anti-vibration handle, no tank

List Price $2,035.00
Sales Price $1,514.04
VP1550W Wacker Neuson VP1550W Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $2,235.00
Sale Price: $1,529.63
VP1550AW Wacker Neuson VP1550AW Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,235.00
Sale Price: $1,529.63
MVC64VH Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC64VH

2275 cf, 4hp Honda GX-120, 13.8"x 21.3" plate, 143#, with anti-vibration handle, no tank

List Price $2,095.00
Sales Price $1,557.60
MVC82VHW Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC82VHW

3,080 cf, 5,600 vpm, 4.8hp Honda GX 160, 17.7x22.4 base plate, anti-vibration handle, with tank

List Price $2,135.00
Sales Price $1,588.44
MVC64VHW Mikasa Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC64HW

2275 cf, 4hp Honda GX-120, 13.8"x 21.3" plate, 165#, with tank

List Price $2,200.00
Sales Price $1,636.80
WP1550AW Wacker Neuson WP1550AW Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

The WP1550A premium plate series feature a patented computer designed base plate that has a tapered bottom and edges for high speed and excellent maneuverability.  Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,895.00
Sale Price: $1,852.50
WP1550 Wacker Neuson WP1550 Plate Compactor

The WP1550 premium plate series feature a patented computer designed base plate that has a tapered bottom and edges for high speed and excellent maneuverability.  Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $2,720.00
Sale Price: $1,861.57
MVC88VTH Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC88VTH

3,372 cf, 5.5hp Honda GX-160, 19.7IN. Our #1 selling plate compactor.

List Price $2,530.00
Sales Price $1,882.32
VP2050A Wacker Neuson VP2050A Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,855.00
Sale Price: $1,953.96
WP1550W Wacker Neuson WP1550W Plate Compactor

The WP1550W premium plate series feature a patented computer designed base plate that has a tapered bottom and edges for high speed and excellent maneuverability.  Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $2,895.00
Sale Price: $1,981.39
MVC88VTHW Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC88VTHW

3,372 cf, 5.5hp Honda GX-160, 19.7IN. Includes water tank. Our #1 selling plate compactor.

List Price $2,690.00
Sales Price $2,001.36
VP2050W Wacker Neuson VP2050W Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Wacker Neuson Engine

Our Price: $3,000.00
Sale Price: $2,053.20
VP2050AW Wacker Neuson VP2050AW Plate Compactor

The VP-Value Plate series provide a simple, proven design and high quality construction. Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $3,000.00
Sale Price: $2,053.20
WP1550A Wacker Neuson WP1550A Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

The WP1550A premium plate series feature a patented computer designed base plate that has a tapered bottom and edges for high speed and excellent maneuverability.  Equipped with Honda Engine

Our Price: $2,720.00
Sale Price: $2,061.57
MVC90H Mikasa MultiQuip Plate Compactor MVC90H

3350 cf, 5.5hp Honda GX-160,194#,19..5 inch, includes water tank

List Price $3,290.00
Sales Price $2,447.76

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Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil. In construction soil compaction is a significant part of the building process. If preformed incorrectly it could result in unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure. There are two different types of compaction force, static and vibratory. Static force is the weight of the machine its self. That weight is applied downward on the soil, compressing the soil particles. The only way to change the pressure of the compaction is to add or subtract weight to the machine. With the static force compaction is limited to the upper soil layers. Vibratory force of compaction uses a engine powered mechanism to create a downward pressure along with the machine static weight. In rammers that mechanism is usually a rotating eccentric weight or piston/spring combination. Unlike the static force, with this vibration that the mechanism creates it compacts the top layers of soil as well as deeper layers.

The different types of soil need to be taken into consideration when dealing with soil compaction. Every soil type has its own unique requirements. Soil types are classified by grain size. A soil's makeup determines the best compaction method to use. There are three basic soil groups, cohesive, granular, and organic. Cohesive soils have the smallest particles of all three soils; they are dense and tightly bound together by molecular attraction. Proper water content and the soil must be evenly distributed for proper compaction. Granular soil has fine to medium gravel, and are know for there water-draining properties. Granular soil can be seen with the naked eye, and is gritty when rubbed together. Also when it is dry it has no cohesive strength, and a soil sample will crumble easily.

Although soil type is key to determining the type of machine that should be used for the job, compaction specs and job site conditions must all so be considered. With cohesive soils a machine with high impact force is required, to give pressure to the soil and force out the air. A rammer would be the best choice for a compaction job with cohesive soil, and a pad-foot vibratory roller would be ideal if higher production is needed. Since granular soil particles require a vibratory action to move them. A forward vibratory plate would be ideal for these conditions. Again for higher production level a reversible plate or a smooth drum vibratory roller. Granular soil particles, depending on size respond to vibrations differently. Smaller particles require high vibrations. When larger particles are present a larger machine is required to obtain lower vibrations and higher compaction forces.

GCIron carries all of your compaction needs for any job. From forward and reversible plate compactors, rammers and rollers. GCIron has a varity of MultiQuip forward plate compactors ranging from 2500 vpm to 6000 vpm, and rammers from 500 vpm to 750 vpm. Check out GCIron.com for all of your compaction needs and for more equipment needed for your construction jobs.

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