Plate Compactors

Our three single direction, vibratory plate compactors can effectively and efficiently compact granular soils, crushed aggregates, and hot mix asphalt in open jobsites of all sizes.
Bobcat Plate Compactors have features that should be expected of all plate compactors. Fully adjustable operator handles with padded grips offer the ultimate in operator comfort and transport and storage ease. The handle-mounted throttle lever provides safe starting and shutdown capabilities. Honda® 4-cycle engines with recoil start are rugged and reliable and have been engineered to provide years of dependable operation.

Features and Benefits

You can expect the following features and benefits on our single direction plate compactors:

  • Reliable Honda® engines with recoil start
  • Fully adjustable operator handles with padded grips allow compact storage and are comfortable for operators of different heights
  • Handle-mounted ratcheting throttle control is safe to use and easy to operate
  • Standard water kit allows easier compaction of hot mix asphalt
  • Shock mounts which isolate the engine and prevent handle vibration
  • Steel plates which conduct heat much quicker than cast iron providing superior results on asphalt paving applications
  • Removable water tank, with the industry’s largest capacity for increased operating intervals and operator flex


Bobcat plate compactors are ideal for these applications:

  • Compacting back fill along and beneath foundations and in utility trenches
  • Compacting interlocking brick and decorative stone
  • Hot mix asphalt jobs such as driveway paving and pothole repair
  • Gravel driveway and walkway compaction
  • Compacting interlocking pavers and decorative stone
  • Landscape and structural granular soil compaction