MBW's AP2000 was the first vibratory plate compactor specifically designed for asphalt applications. Frequency, amplitude, centrifugal force and mass are all established at optimal levels for maximum productivity on asphalt.
Further, the mechanical construction of the AP2000 is specific to this very demanding application. Stress relieved steel plate housings are crack resistant and provide long wear. Aluminum exciter housing dissipates heat rapidly and custom lubricants preserve bearing and seal integrity. The self cleaning plate prevents dirt build-up.
The AP2018 is a variation of the AP2000 without a roll cage and with a smaller water tank. These adjustments result in a working height of 18" for use in height restricted applications.
The GP2000 is a permutation of the AP2000 where frequency, amplitude, centrifugal force and mass are adjusted to provide optimal productivity in the compaction of sands and gravel. The GP2000 is capable of achieving excellent densities on lifts of granular soils up to 12" (31 cm)*.
To determine amplitude for a reversible plate use our:
Vibratory Plate Amplitude Calculator
- Standard with Honda engine
- Optional UHMW paving pad accessory for interlocking paving blocks
- Optional wheel kit
|Engine Option||Honda GX160||Honda GX160||Honda GX160|
|Operating Weight||No Water
168 lb (76 kg)
193 lb (88 kg)
|165 lb (75 kg)||No Water
168 lb (76 kg)
178 lb (81 kg)
|Plate Size WxL||20 x 22 in (51 x 56 cm)||20 x 22 in (51 x 56 cm)||20 x 22 in (51 x 56 cm)|
|Amplitude||.082 (2.08 mm) No Water||.083 in (2.08 mm)||.082 (2.08 mm) No Water|
|Centrifugal Force**||2475 lb (11 kN)||3250 lb (14.5 kN)||2475 lb (11 kN)|
|Exciter Speed||4400 vpm||5050 vpm||4400 vpm|
|Compaction Depth*||Up to 12 in (31 cm)||Up to 12 in (31 cm)||Up to 12 in (31 cm)|
|Travel Speed||Up to 90 ft/min (27.4 m/min)||Up to 120 ft/min (36.6 m/min)||Up to 90 ft/min (27.4 m/min)|
|Compaction Area||9000 sqft/h (836 sqm/h)||12000 sqft/h (1115 sqm/h)||9000 sqft/h (836 sqm/h)|
|Water Tank Capacity||3 gal (11.3 l)||N/A||1 gal (4.0 l)|
* Clean sand, optimum moisture. MBW recommends that lifts not exceed 12".
** Centrifugal force data for vibratory plates is not an expression of compaction effectiveness or force. See "Beware of Compaction Specifications".
() Metric Measurements. Specifications subject to change without notice.
MBW's vibratory plate designs have doubled productivity, dramatically reduced maintenance and extended product life. Today, MBW offers the industry’s broadest range of high production, single direction plates.
Addresses the scheduled maintenance associated with MBW’s AP/GP2000 vibratory plates.