Chicago Pneumatic adds midsize plate compactors

Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its mid-size light compaction range with the addition of two new reversible plate compactors

The MV174 is powered by a Hatz 1B20 diesel engine that produces 3.1kW.
The MV174 is powered by a Hatz 1B20 diesel engine that produces 3.1kW.

Chicago Pneumatic has expanded its mid-size light compaction range with the addition of two new forward and reversible plate compactors with manual start engine units.

Designed primarily for compaction of granular soils, the  MV164 and MV174 models are ideally suited for operation in confined areas and trenching duties, either to complement or provide an alternative to the employment of drum roller machines.

The MV164 features a 3.6kW Honda GX 160 petrol engine, while the MV174 is powered by a Hatz 1B20 diesel engine that produces 3.1kW. Both machines have a maximum forward speed of 22m/min.

Andrzej Mroziński, spokesperson for light compaction equipment at Chicago Pneumatic, said: “These two additions were developed with maximum productivity and user-friendly operation in mind. They deliver excellent, reliable compaction power and speed in either direction.

“To aid productivity on site, operators can even back out of a trench while still compacting. What’s more, users can easily change operation direction via the vibration dampened handle.”

The compactors’ durability is guaranteed by a 450 mm wide bottom plate made from SSAB Hardox 400 steel, which is designed for intensive usage and to be extremely resistant to wear and tear.

In addition, the new design incorporates a hinged protective hood that provides easy access to the fuel tank and incorporates a foldable lifting eye to aid movement both on and between work sites.

Meanwhile, the hydraulic pump is strategically located to reduce the risk of impact damage. Accessories for the compactors include a wheeled transport device and block paving kit.

Both models will be available through Chicago Pneumatic’s worldwide distributor network after the MV164 and MV174 make their debut at the CONEXPO Trade fair in March 2017.

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