Vibratory Plate Compactors are a tremendously useful tool for countless construction projects: Our plates compactors are perfect for prepping a site to lay pavers or stone, Tamping earth to the proper density for a concrete pour, finishing fresh asphalt, compacting blacktop patch areas and potholes and much more. Also known as a Shaker or Ground Pounder, the results are the same no matter what the name.

Packer Brothers offers several sizes, weights, narrow tampers for trench applications and wide tampers for good production time. Power sources in our soil compactors are electric motor, gas, air and diesel. Also check out our reversible units!

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See our  OUTLET STORE for factory direct pricing!

See our  OUTLET STORE for factory direct pricing!


About Plate Compaction:

For general earth compaction, few pieces of equipment are as versatile as a vibratory plate compactor. It applies force by weight and settles particulates by aggressive vibration more than heavy ramming force. This action tends to collapse gravel and dirt together in a controlled fashion for a tighter base that is more likely to resist settling, frost heaving, and erosion.

Choose your plate compactor by value before price. An inexpensive machine that doesn’t give the desired result is not a good buy! A more expensive plate compactor that is too difficult to operate may waste time. Call us at Packer Brothers and discuss your needs… we’ll try our hardest to get you into the best machine possible!

Plate compaction is often used to prepare surfaces for a final surfacing, be it concrete – asphalt – pavers – or crushed gravel. The size of the job and the material being compacted will determine which unit to choose. A light weight unit with a large plate spreads its force out over greater area and is easy to maneuver… conversely – a heavy weight unit with a medium sized plate will compact faster but can require more effort to run.

Keep in mind moisture content can affect your ease of compaction dramatically. Too much moisture in a silt-like dirt and it’s more likely to pour than pack! Too little moisture and it’s dusty or powdery and resistant to plate compaction. Gravel bedding is, of course, less likely to be affected as much.

When more aggressive compaction is needed, or compaction in a trench is desirable... a powered rammer may be more suited for the job.

At Packer Brothers, we match the ideal sized motor to each piece of equipment we sell. You may have the option of selecting Loncin, Honda, or Subaru gas motors. For some applications we have diesel power plants from companies like Hatz. We Specialize in electric driven machines powered with the reliability of Leeson Motors for jobs that have restrictions on noise and fumes. With no exhaust fumes, they're safe to run indoors!


*Note: Electric tools like Plate Compactors, Rammers, and Saws run best when supplied with adequate power. Industrial Grade extension cords are a necessity... consumer guage cords are likely to be undersized, unable to provide the flow of electricity needed for efficiant use. The resulting voltage drop from using too light a cord over too long a distance will result in high amperage draw and potential for overheating. We use 10 guage industrial grade cords and ask you to consider the same.


How big is big enough? We offer Plate Compactors weighing from approximately 120lbs to 700lbs. Whereas a large reversible compactor may make short work of a driveway, a compact - portable unit that is easy to lift is preferred for many detailed landscaping projects (like terracing).

Other factors to consider would be weight vs. plate size. A light weight compactor with too large a plate spreads its compaction force over too wide an area to be effective. Conversely, too heavy a machine on a small plate will sink readily and be difficult to move.

Consider the job(s) you most commonly need a plate compactor for and base your selection on that. If you'd like guidance on selecting the correct size, call us or use our contact form.

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PB100 Vibratory Plate Compactor

 

Redesigned and built from scratch at our Brooten facility, the PB100 features our new and powerful exciter matched to a redesigned base plate. It also features our new RAPID CHANGE engine mount system designed to make belt changes and engine service a breeze!

The PB100 is designed to work harder - work more reliably - and be more maintenance friendly than any other comparable machine in the market. Standard power is a commercial grade Honda GX160 5.5hp engine.

Built Minnesota tough and proud of it!

Plate Size 18" x 22"

201 lbs

 

PB200 Vibratory Plate Compactor

 

Redesigned and built from scratch at our Brooten facility, the PB200 features our new and powerful exciter matched to a redesigned base plate. It also features our new RAPID CHANGE engine mount system designed to make belt changes and engine service a breeze!

The PB200 is designed to work harder - work more reliably - and be more maintenance friendly than any other comparable machine in the market. Standard power is a commercial grade Honda GX160 5.5hp engine.

Built Minnesota tough and proud of it!

Plate Size 20" x 22"

215lbs

 

PB300 Vibratory Plate Compactor

 

The largest of our forward plate compactors, the PB300 is designed and built from scratch at our Brooten facility, the PB300 features our new and powerful exciter matched to a redesigned base plate. It also features our new RAPID CHANGE engine mount system designed to make belt changes and engine service a breeze!

Powered by a 6.5hp commercial grade Honda engine, the PB300 is designed to work harder - work more reliably - and be more maintenance friendly than any other comparable machine in the market.

Built Minnesota tough and proud of it!

Plate Size 22" x 22"

Weight 224lbs

 

Plate Compactor PB250 Hatz Diesel

 

PB250 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor 


  • 1/2"  Cast Iron Plate - Also great for asphalt
  • 1/4"+ Engine Mounting Plate
  • Hatz Diesel
  • Large Forward Plate Compactor
  • High Production Packer

 

VPM      4980                 Weight    290 lbs 

Speed     14" Sec             Force      5400 lbs

Depth      13 "                    Plate size  21"x20"

 

Plate Compactor Battery Powered PB184 24V DC Electric

 

 Battery Powered  Plate Compactor

**Now Upgraded to the NEW PB100 Body Style**

Run Time 45 min. Before Battery Change. ( Longer Run Times Available.)

1. High quality, precise engineering

2. Heavy-duty shock mounts help reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

3. 1.5hp Leeson motor 24 volt, 2 AGM Batteries.

VPM 4100 Weight 176 lbs Speed 10" Sec Force 3300 lbs Depth 12 " Plate size 17"x24"

Battery Powered Soil Dirt Compactor

 

Packer Brothers Roller - Packer Convertible

 

Packer Brothers Small Asphalt Patcher Roller

  • Easily Converts to a Plate Compactor
  • Powered By Honda GX160 5.5hp
  • Built Tough
  • Great for Tar Patch Work
  • 12" Roller

This machine can really work for you. Converts to a small 12" plate compactor. Great for tight areas.

 

Plate Compactor PB137-Honda

 

Compact & easy to fit into small areas Plate Size 12"x18".

Honda GX100

Lightweight -Easy to transport

Our soil compactor is great for compacting a narrow trench. Also is a back saver when lifting a compactor to layers of terracing

VPM 5900           Weight 120 lbs

Speed 11" Sec     Force 2500 lbs

Depth 8 "             Plate size 12"x18"

$99.00 FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN USA to lower 48 states. Shipping to most areas in Canada is $129 to a business address. Contact us for other states or other areas around the world

 

Plate Compactor PB137-Electric

 

    Electric Plate Compactor Packer Brothers PB137 MADE IN THE USA

   Compact & easy to fit into small areas Plate Size 12"x18". The electric powered plate compactor is a great alternative to gas powered when noise or exhaust fumes are a concern.

Lightweight -Easy to transport

110v Leeson Electric Motor

Twist lock plug 

This electric driven plate compactor runs with low noise, Check out this Plug & Go system.

VPM      5900                  Weight    127 lbs 

Speed     11" Sec             Force      2200 lbs

Depth      8 "                   Plate size  12"x18"

$99.00 FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN USA to lower 48 states. Shipping to most areas in Canada is $129 to a business address. Contact us for other states or other areas around the world

 

Plate Compactor PB147-Subaru

 

PB147 PLATE COMPACTOR SUBARU 6HP


Ideal for sand, gravel, and mixed soils that needs heavy compaction

 Open plate provides self cleaning
 Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

VPM       5400                       Force     3100lbs.

Depth     8"                           Plate size 14"x20"

Weight     143lbs                 Speed     16" / sec

Hot Deals on Vibratory Plate Compactors. We manufacturer a complete line of light construction equipment.

 

Plate Compactor PB176 Honda

 

PB176 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor Honda Powered

MSRP 1997.00

Rubber Paver Pad available

Plate Size 16.5"x23.5"

 

1. Simple but tough design
2. Open plate provides self cleaning - Flat roll steel plate.
3. Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

Check out our discounted prices on Vibrating Plate Compactors. We are able to by-pass many steps of the pyramid to give you the best pricing. Used by the tough contractor.  

 

VPM         5900                 Weight    174 lbs

Speed     11" Sec             Force      3300 lbs

Depth      10 "                    Plate size  16.5"x23.5"

 

Plate Compactor PB176-Subaru

 

PB176 PACKER BROTHERS PLATE COMPACTOR  ** 12 month factory warranty

MSRP 2195.00

Rubber Paver Pad available

Plate Size 16.5"x23.5"


Great for patio, concrete slabs in building construction,  foundations, walls and abutments.

1. Simple but tough design
2. Open plate provides self cleaning - Flat roll steel plate.
3. Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle


6hp Subura Engine - Check out the Subaru advantage. www.subarupower.com

VPM         5900                  Weight    174 lbs

Speed     11" Sec             Force      3300 lbs

Depth      10 "                    Plate size  16.5"x23.5"

 

Round Base Plate Compactor PB180

 

PB180 Plate Compactor MSRP 3195.00 Subaru 6 Hp

Round Plate Compactor is used on the inside of corners, manholes, trenches easy to turn around. Radius base plate for easy access to corners.

Ideal for sand, gravel, and mixed soils that needs heavy compaction 


VPM       5400                       Force     3100lbs.

Depth     10"                         Plate size 18" round

Weight     205lbs                   Speed     16" / sec

 

Plate Compactor PB184 110V Electric

 

 

1. High quality with precise engineering

2. Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

3. 1.5hp Leeson motor 110 volt

VPM 4200 Weight 176 lbs Speed 10" Sec Force 3300 lbs Depth 12 " Plate size 17"x24"

Wide Range of Electric Plate Compactors

 

Plate Compactor PB184 Subaru

 

PB184 Packer Brothers Tamping Plate Compactor

  • Subaru 4.5hp OHC
  • Less Vibration to Hand
  • Made Contractor Tough!!

MSRP 2995.00

VPM      4200                 Weight    176 lbs 

Speed     10" Sec             Force      3300 lbs

Depth      12 "                    Plate size  17"x24"


The Packer Brothers plate compactor is used for tamping soil.

 

Plate Compactor PB184 220V Electric

 

PB184 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor Electric Plate Compactor (ALSO AVAILABLE IN 110v)

** 12 month warranty on compactor

Low maintenance design -less time and less costly to repair

Ideal for sand, gravel, and mixed soils in narrow trenches and along foundations, walls and abutments.

1. High quality with precise engineering

2. Open plate provides self cleaning

3. Grab handles for easy transportation and stock & lifting point

4. Radius base plate for easy access to corners

5. Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

2hp Leeson motor 220 volt

VPM 4200 Weight 176 lbs Speed 10" Sec Force 3300 lbs Depth 12 " Plate size 17"x24"

 

Roller / Paver Compactor PB193 Subaru

 

PB193 Rubber Roller Paver Compator

Small Block Compactor Compacts Paving Brick

  • Four rubber rollers are equipped transforming compaction to be efficient
  • Keeps lowest damage on compacting brick.
  • Subaru-Robin EX170 6 HP OHV 4 stroke 

Special compact design to make the surface smooth, by transmitting vibration through vibrating plate, which power generated from single rotor in vibrator case.

MSRP 3588.00

SPECS:

Weight    181 lbs

Speed     11" Sec             Force      3500 lbs

Depth      10 "                    Plate size  16.5"x23.5"

This paver compactor with rollers is only suitable for paving brick work and is not suitabe for soil.

 

Plate Compactor PB214 Honda

 
  PB214 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor 

Honda 5.5 GX160

Plate Size 21"x20"


  1. Universal plate compactor also works great for asphalt and soil.
  2. Cast iron plate with round edges on the plate, helps to eliminate the line when patching tar.
  3. Good size to increase production and compaction 
  4. Considered by many to be the Best Plate Compactor for the money

The PB214 features a heavy duty cast iron plate. The plate compactor handle can also flip back and forth, allowing easy to pull out of corners.

 

VPM      5900                 Weight    213 lbs 

Speed     16" Sec             Force      3900 lbs

Depth      12 "                    Plate size  21"x20"

 

Plate Compactor PB214 Subaru

 
Asphalt Plate Compactor PB214 Subaru

Subaru OHC 6hp EX170 4 stroke engine   

MSRP 2695.00

Plate Size 21"x20"

 

  1. Universal plate compactor also works great for asphalt and soil.
  2. Cast iron plate with round edges on the plate, helps to eliminate the line when patching tar.
  3. Good size to increase production and compaction. 
  4. Qualitity compactor used by many rental yards throughout the USA.
  5. One of the Best Plate Compactors for the money!


The Packer Brothers PB214 also is one of the best compactors for soil compactor on the market.

Check out the advantage of Subaru. 

 

VPM      5900                 Weight    213 lbs 

Speed     16" Sec             Force      3900 lbs

Depth      12 "                    Plate size  21"x20"

 

Plate Compactor PB22

 

 PB22 PACKER BROTHERS PLATE COMPACTOR 


ACCESSORIES:   ***Engine guard-lift bar in picture for  illustration purposes only. Optional  rubber Mat for paver stones

Loncin 5.5 HP OHV 4 stroke engine

Grab handles for easy transportation and stock 

 

VPM      6900

Weight   207lbs

Force     3300lbs

Depth     12"

Plate size 24"x18" wide

 

Plate Compactor PB220 Honda

 

PB220 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor

 Honda 5.5 GX160

Plate Size 24"x18"

Low maintenance design -less time and less costly to repair Ideal for sand, gravel, and mixed soils in narrow trenches and along foundations, walls and abutments.

1. High quality with precise engineering

2. Open plate provides self cleaning

3. Radius base plate for easy access to corners

4. Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

VPM 4200

Weight 221 lbs

Speed 10" Sec

Force 4500 lbs

Depth 16 "

Plate size 24"x18"

 

Plate Compactor PB250 with Water Res.

 

PB250 Packer Brothers Forward Plate Compactor 

 

  • 1/2"  Cast Iron Plate - Also great for asphalt
  • 1/4"+ Engine Mounting Plate
  • Subaru OHC 7hp EX210 4 stroke engine
  • Built in Casters
  • Protection / Lift Cage
  • Water Tank w/ Built in Sprayer 

Our goal is to have some of the best plate compactors on the market.This Heavy Weight Forward Plate Compactor is on of the heaviest in it's class. Check out the production of the machine

VPM        4980                Weight      254 lbs 

Speed     14" Sec             Force      4600 lbs

Depth     13 "                  Plate size  21"x20"

 

Plate Compactor PB250 Subaru Framed

 

Packer Brothers: Years Of Quality

 

  • 1/2"  Cast Iron Plate - Also great for asphalt
  • 1/4"+ Engine Mounting Plate
  • Subaru OHC 7hp EX210 4 Stroke Engine
  • Large Forward Plate Compactor
  • High Production Packer

 Specs:

VPM        4980                  Weight    248 lbs 

Speed     14" Sec               Force      4600 lbs

Depth      13 "                    Plate size  21"x22"

When you need soil compaction this is the right tool for you. Weather you are compacting asphalt, tar, stone or class 5 base you will find this is the right tamper for the jobsite.

 

Plate Compactor PB250 Subaru

 

PB250 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor 


  • 1/2"  Cast Iron Plate - Also great for asphalt
  • 1/4"+ Engine Mounting Plate
  • Subaru OHC 7hp EX210 4 Stroke Engine
  • Large Forward Plate Compactor
  • High Production Packer

 

VPM      4980                 Weight    248 lbs 

Speed     14" Sec             Force      4600 lbs

Depth      13 "                    Plate size  21"x20"

 

Plate Compactor PB250 Subaru 9hp

 

PB250 Packer Brothers Plate Compactor 9hp

 

  • 1/2"  Ductile Cast Plate - Also great for asphalt
  • 1/4"+ Engine Mounting Plate
  • Subaru OHC 9hp EX270 4 Stroke Engine
  • Large Forward Plate Compactor
  • Great Compaction Depth
  • Rugged Forward Plate Compactor

 

 

 

VPM       4980                 Weight    260 lbs 

Speed     14" Sec             Force      4700 lbs

Depth      13 "                  Plate size  21"x20"


Packer Brothers offers some of the heaviest forward plate compactors on the market.

 

Rev. Plate Compactor - Diesel PB38R-D

 

A diesel powered heavy duty reversable plate compactor, available with an optional water tank! This unit is available powered by Hatz or Kohler Diesel

 

Specs:

Plate Size:  18" x 26"   VPM:  4500

Weight:       398lbs       Force: 6670 lbs

Speed:         70 ft per Min

 

Reversible Plate Compactor PB38R

 

One of our "Heavy Hitters"! This reversable plate compactor can be ordered with either the 9hp Subaru or 9hp Honda engine.

MSRP on the Subaru is 4843

MSRP on the Honda is 4985

VPM:      3850

Force:     6800lbs.

Depth:     20"

Plate Size: 29"x17"

Weight:   380lbs

Speed:    9" sec

 

Reversible Plate Compactor PB33R Subaru

 

Packer Brothers REVERSIBLE  PB33R  MSRP 5995.00

Subaru Powered

Check out our selection of some of the best Reversible Plate Compactors on the market.

 

VPM       3800

Force     5750lbs.

Depth     18"

Plate size 25"x16"

Weight     300lbs

Speed     9" / sec

 

Reversible Plate Compactor PB33R Honda

 

Packer Brothers REVERSIBLE PB33R  MSRP 5995.00

  • Commercial Quality Honda Engine GX160
  • Heavy Duty Engine Cage
  • Quality Metal and Bearings 

When it comes to soil compaction choose the Packer Brothers Reversible Plate Compactor. We Pack Dirt!!

VPM       3800

Force     5750lbs.

Depth     18"

Plate size 25"x16"

Weight     300lbs

Speed     9" / sec

 

Reversible Electric Plate Compactor PB33R 220v

 

Packer Brothers REVERSIBLE Electric Plate Compactor PB33R  MSRP 5895.00

Commericial Quality 3hp Leeson Electric Motor 

 

This Electric Reversible Plate Compactor is the only one on the market. We also can custom build equipment to meet the needs of any contractor.

VPM       3800 

Force     5750lbs.

Depth     18"

Plate size 25"x16"

Weight     300lbs

Speed     9" / sec

 

Hydraulic Reversible Plate Compactor PB570H

 

Packer Brothers Hydraulic Reversible PB570-H MSRP 7995.00

 

 

  • Commercial Quality Subaru EX27 9hp
  • Heavy Duty Engine Cage
  • Hydraulic Reversible for smooth transactions between directions


This heavy weight compactor crushes soil will ease. Contractor's will be happy with the production of this machine. 

VPM 4800

Force 8500lbs.

Depth 32"

Plate size 33"x25"

Weight 570lbs

Speed 11" / sec

 

Reversible Plate Compactor PB747 Subaru

 

New!!  PB747 Packer Brothers Subaru Reversible Plate Compactor

14hp EX Subaru

MSRP 7548

Plate Extentions available 

Plate Size 19"x33"

 

Low maintenance design
-less time and less costly to repair
1. High quality with precise engineering
2. Open plate provides self cleaning
3. Lifting hook for easy transportation and stock
4. Radius base plate for easy access to corners
5. Heavy-duty shock mounts reduce vibration to the upper engine & handle

 

VPM      3700          Weight    685 lbs

Speed     14" Sec             Force      9780 lbs

Depth      34 "                  Plate Size 19"x33"