MBW announces AP/GP18 single direction vibratory plate updates. This series of vibratory plates, the GP12, GP15 and GP18 are available with or without a water tank. A patented suspension system reduces hand arm vibration. It also better isolates all upper mass components, including the engine, from vibrations produced by the machine’s exciter. The AP/GP18 single direction vibratory plate is perfect for confined areas of granular soils including sands and gravels as well as placing interlocking pavers, bricks and blocks with the optional UHMW paving pad.
Model 18 had some recent modifications to the spray bar. The added clearance also allows for a paving pad to be used on the asphalt version. Additional updates also include standard Honda GX160 engine and new side plate handles makes lifting easier.
Weighing 130 lbs (59 kg) to 184 lbs (83 kg), these plates are easy to lift and maneuver around the jobsite. Accompanied by intense vibration, MBW’s 1000 Series vibratory plates are ideal for a number of your compaction application needs.
MBW of Slinger, WI, began operations over 50 years ago with its introduction of a lower maintenance vibratory plate compactor. Today the company’s product line encompasses a full line of soil compaction products. They also have equipment for mixing, vibrating, screeding, finishing and slip forming of concrete, in addition to a number of specialty products for construction applications. All MBW products have once mission mind when when designed and manufactured. That mission is to advance the state-of-the-art in product design while providing reliable and reasonable relationships with its customers.