MBW Europe

Compaction &
Concrete Construction

GP18 Plate Compactor

The GP18 vibratory plate compactor has a GX160 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 174lb (79kg) plate is easy to handle and perfect for small to medium compaction tasks, offering intense vibration at an affordable price.


- Honda GX160 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 GP18 vibratory plate compactor has a GX160 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 174lbs (79kg) 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 GP18 (No Water Kit) GP18 (With Water Kit)
Plate Size WxL 18 x 22.5 in (46 x 57 cm) 18 x 22.5 in (46 x 57 cm)
Operating Weight 174 lbs (79 kg) No Water 183 lbs (83 kg) Full Water 202 lbs (92 kg)
Engine Honda GX160 Honda GX160
Engine Speed 3400 rpm 3400 rpm
Amplitude .063 in (1.59 mm) .060 in (1.51 mm)
Centrifugal Force 2780 lbs (12.3 kN) 2780 lbs (12.3 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 75 ft/min (23 m/min) up to 75 ft/min (23 m/min)
Compaction Rate 6750 ft2/hr (627 m2/hr) 6750 ft2/hr (627 m2/hr)
Water Tank Capacity n/a 2.3 gal (8.7 l)
Noise Level 84-94 dBA 84-94 dBA


GP 18 Plate Compactor + AP18


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