MBW Europe

Compaction & Concrete
Construction Equipment

GP15 Plate Compactor

The GP15 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 145lb (66kg) 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 GP15 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 145lbs (66kg) 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 GP15 (No Water Kit) GP15 (With Water kit)
Plate Size WxL 16 x 22.5 in (40 x 57 cm) 16 x 22.5 in (40 x 57 cm)
Operating Weight 145 lbs (66 kg) No Water 147 lbs (67 kg) Full Water 166 lbs (75 kg)
Engine Honda GX120 Honda GX120
Engine Speed 3475 rpm 3475 rpm
Amplitude .052 in (1.32 mm) .051 in (1.30 mm)
Centrifugal Force 2000 lbs (8.9 kN) 2000 lbs (8.9 kN)
Exciter Speed 5350 vpm 5350 vpm
Compaction Depth* Up to 10 in (25 cm) Up to 10 in (25 cm)
Travel Speed up to 68 ft/min (21 m/min) up to 68 ft/min (21 m/min)
Compaction Rate 5440 ft2/hr (505 m2/hr) 5440 ft2/hr (505 m2/hr)
Water Tank Capacity n/a 2.3 gal (8.7 l)
Noise Level 84-94 dBA 84-94 dBA


GP 15 Plate Compactor + AP15 Manual