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Reversible Plate Compactors

Reversible Plate Compactors have two eccentric weights that allow smooth transition for forward or reverse travel, plus increased compaction force as the result of dual weights. Due to their weight and force, reversible plates are ideal for semi-cohesive soils. A reversible is possibly the best compaction buy dollar for dollar. Unlike forward plates, the reversibles forward travel may be stopped and the machine will maintain its force for spot compaction.

Reversible Plate Compactors

Reversible plates are your best value in compaction. Our wide range of plates is ideal for high production compaction applications involving granular soils. Selected models are also suitable for use in asphalt applications.

Reversible Plate Compactors

The reliable plates with a unique integrated wheel set deliver excellent compaction performance in their size class. The small dimensions and great maneuverability, combined with high engine power, result in extraordinarily high productivity. Ideal for compaction of interlocking paving stones, trenches, landscaping and maintenance.

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BPU2540A Wacker Neuson BPU2540A Reversible Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

This BPU2540A reversible plate is ideal for the compaction of interlocking paving stones, trenches, landscape and municipal applications.

Our Price: $5,820.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH150VGH MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH150VGH

Reversible, 6620 cf, 6.5hp Honda GX-200 , 17"x26" base, 331 # weight

List Price $6,750.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH128GH MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH128GH

Reversible, 5200 cf, 5.5hp Honda GX-160, 16"x 23" base, 247# weight

List Price $6,968.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH150VD2 MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH150VD2

Reversible, 6,070 cf, 4.4hp (3.3kw) Yanmar L48AE; 17"x26" base, 331#

List Price $7,190.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH200GH MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH200GH

Reversible, 7056 cf, 8hp Honda GX-240, 20"x27.5" base, 423# weight

List Price $7,370.00
BPU3050A Wacker Neuson BPU3050A Reversible Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

This BPU3050A reversible plate is ideal for the compaction of interlocking paving stones, trenches, landscape and municipal applications.

Our Price: $7,550.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH206GH MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH206GH

Reversible, 7,870 cf, 7.1hp Honda GX-240, 20"x27.5" base, 459# weight

List Price $8,480.00 Currently Unavailable
BPU3750A Wacker Neuson BPU3750A Reversible Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

This BPU3750A reversible plate is ideal for the compaction of interlocking paving stones, trenches, landscape and municipal applications.  Honda Engine Powered

Our Price: $8,900.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH200DA2 MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH200DA2

Reversible, 7,870 cf, L70 Yanmar tier II diesel engine, 20"x27.5" base, 459# weight

List Price $9,220.00
MVH406GH MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH406GH

Reversible, 11000 cf, 13 HP Honda Gas engine,, 21.7 (27.6")x35.4 base, 915#

List Price $12,950.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH306DS2 MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH306DS2

Reversible, 10,125 cf, 6.7hp Yanmar L-70V, 18"(24")x 34"base,ext. plts, 778#, el. start

List Price $13,250.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH406DSY MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH406DSY

Reversible, 11000 cf, 8.8hp Yanmar L-100V-Teir 2 diesel,, 21.7 (27.6")x35.4 base, 915#

List Price $13,630.00
MVH406DSZ MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH406DSZ

Reversible, 12400 cf, 9.6hp Hatz 1B40 Teir 2 diesel,, 21.7 (27.6")x35.4 base, 902#

List Price $15,505.00 Currently Unavailable
MVH502DSB2 MultiQuip Reversible Plate Compactor MVH502DSB2

Reversible, 14000 cf, 14hp Hatz 1D81Z Diesel,,21.7"(27.6")x35.4"base, 1218#

List Price $20,344.00 Currently Unavailable

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 soils 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 for all of your compaction needs and for more equipment needed for your construction jobs.

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