Pole Tampers

MBW has tamed one of the industry's most disliked and physically abusive compaction tools. Pneumatic Tampers (also known as "Pole Tampers", "Pogo Sticks" and "Bouncing Betties") produce hand/arm vibration levels that rank among the highest in the industry. Periodic exposure to excessive vibration is known to be a contributing factor in the development of white finger, carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis and other chronic ailments.

The ERGO-TAMP™ reduces hand arm vibration up to 70%, allowing for some variation as conditions of compaction change. The vibration absorption system easily handles the range of amplitudes typical of pneumatic tampers and is cooled by a constant flow of compressed air through its working mechanism.

By rendering the pneumatic tamper tolerable from an operational point-of-view, users are less prone to terminate the compaction effort before reaching a satisfactory geo-technical result. An improved compaction effort results in a lower incidence of pavement failure. Reduced hand/arm vibration results in less wear and tear on the personnel who get the job done.

Optional trigger guard prevents accidental tool activation.

US and International Patents Pending

PT78 VS77
Operating Weight 786C - 39.3 lbs (17.8 kg)
786CS - 38.1 lbs (17.2 kg)
6.8 lb (3.1 kg)
Length 786C - 74 in (188 cm)
786CS - 60 in (152 cm)
17 in (43 cm)
Foot Diameter 6 in (15.2 cm)
Recommeneded Pressure 140 psi (965 KPa) 140 psi (965 KPa)
Air Consumption Minimum 38 cfm (1.1 m3/m)
Vibration Isolation up to 77%*
Blows per Minute Up to 800 bpm
() Metric Measurements.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
* Under ideal conditions, actual vibration isolation may vary with compactor type and compaction conditions.