The MBW AP/GP18 series of vibratory plates, the GP12, GP15 and GP18 are available with or without a water tank. A patented suspension system reduces hand arm vibration and better isolates all upper mass components, including the engine, from vibrations produced by the machine’s exciter.
These plates are designed for confined areas of granular soils including sands and gravels as well as placing interlocking pavers, bricks and blocks with the optional UHMW paving pad. The 18 had some recent modifications to the spray bar and added clearance which now allows for a paving pad to be used on the asphalt version.
Additional updates include a standard Honda GX160 engine and new side plate handles to make lifting easier. Weighing 130 pounds (59 kg) to 184 pounds (83 kg), these plates are designed to be easy to lift and maneuver around the jobsite, and accompanied by intense vibration.