Thousands of satisfied users know that Multiquip’s Plate Compactors have it all-top performance, easy handling, low maintenance and long life. Our best-selling plate, the MVC82, now features an advanced anti-vibration handle design that reduces vibration to the operator by up to 50% compared to other plate compactors. Vibratory plates are low amplitude and high frequency, designed to compact granular soils and asphalt. Gasoline or diesel engines drive one or two eccentric weights at a high speed to develop compaction force. The resulting vibrations cause forward motion. The engine and handle are vibration-isolated from the vibrating plate. The heavier the plate, the more compaction force it generates. Frequency range is usually 2500 vpm to 6000 vpm. Plates used for asphalt have a water tank and sprinkler system to prevent asphalt from sticking to the bottom of the baseplate. Vibration is the one principal compaction effect Our best selling plate now features an advanced anti-vibration handle designed that reduces vibration to the operator by 50% compared to other plate compactors.