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Vibratory Plates

Trade Names: Plate, Forward plate, tamper, compactor, MQ Mikasa


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Forward plate compactors use a v-belt drive to turn a rotating eccentric shaft mounted on the baseplate to compact and generate forward momentum. The result is LOW amplitude, HIGH frequency VIBRATION that consolidates the material, removes air pockets and increases load bearing ability.

Who uses plate compactors?
Asphalt, underground, concrete and general contractors; municipalities, landscapers, utilities

What soil types are best for plates?
Granular material and asphalt

Where are plates needed?
Site preparation, asphalt patching, confined areas, utility construction, paving stone, residential, plumbing and landscaping

What else may the customer need?
Users may require transit levels, shovels, cut-off saws, paving stone mats, safety equipment, skid steers, mini-excavators and water trailers

Let’s Talk Plates.

  1. Selection - Multiquip offers 10 different models including paver plates
  2. EarthSmart - Emission-free option Honda battery powered plate at 14” wide
  3. Ergonomics - Vibration dampened handle minimizes vibration to the operator and reduces fatigue
  4. Reliability - Honda engines assure easy starting
  5. Water Tanks - Self-contained, easily removed without tools, features a tethered fill cap and no external water lines
  6. Easy Clean Up - Open base plate design should permit easy clean up and not trap rocks or debris

DID YOU KNOW? Paving stone mats and wheel kits are available for MVC88- Series plates.

Learn more! Download plate compactor brochure or the MQ Soil Compaction Handbook at