MBW Europe

Compaction & Concrete
Construction Equipment

GP12 Plate Compactor

The GP12 vibratory plate compactor has a GX120 Honda engine and is a cost-effective machine with exceptional compaction performance. It’s patent-pending suspension system strategically places shock mounts to absorb shear and compressive forces, reducing hand-arm vibration and isolating the engine from the machine vibrations. This lightweight 137lb (62kg) plate is easy to handle and perfect for small to medium compaction tasks, offering intense vibration at an affordable price.


- Honda GX120 Engine
- One-piece exciter with self-cleaning open base plate design
- Lift cage as standard
- Optional wheel kit available
- Optional UHMW paving pad for placing interlocking paving stone/brick/block
- Optional water kit available


The GP12 vibratory plate compactor has a GX120 Honda engine and is economical, portable and offers outstanding compaction performance.

A patent-pending suspension system strategically positions shock mounts to primarily absorb shear forces at the high-amplitude front end of the plate and compressive forces at the low-amplitude trailing end. This innovative system minimizes hand-arm vibration and effectively isolates all upper mass components, including the engine, from exciter-induced vibrations.

This lightweight plate weighing 137lbs (62kg) is easy to lift and manoeuvre around the job site. Accompanied by intense vibration this plate is ideally suited as an economical alternative for small to medium soil compaction applications.

The addition of a water tank to the plate compactor is better suited for tarmac surfaces. As the water is released onto the surface, the water stops the asphalt from sticking to the bottom of the base plate. This allows for a smoother and more seamless compaction process.


MODEL GP12 (No Water Kit) GP12 (With Water Kit)
Plate Size WxL 13 x 22.5 in (33 x 57 cm) 13 x 22.5 in (33 x 57 cm)
Operating Weight 137 lbs (62 kg) No Water 139 lbs (63 kg) Full Water 158 lbs (72 kg)
Engine Honda GX120 Honda GX120
Engine Speed 3400 rpm 3400 rpm
Amplitude .055 in (1.40 mm) .054 in (1.38 mm)
Centrifugal Force 1920 lbs (8.5 kN) 1920 lbs (8.5 kN)
Exciter Speed 5240 vpm 5240 vpm
Compaction Depth* Up to 10 in (25 cm) Up to 10 in (25 cm)
Travel Speed up to 83 ft/min (25 m/min) up to 83 ft/min (25 m/min)
Compaction Rate 5395 ft2/hr (501 m2/hr) 5395 ft2/hr (501 m2/hr)
Water Tank Capacity n/a 2.3 gal (8.7 l)
Noise Level 84-94 dBA 84-94 dBA


GP 12 Plate Compactor +AP12 Manual