Ammann's forward moving plates, the APF range are ideally suited to compacting soil, gravel, paving stones and asphalt. They are very popular machines in the landscaping and road constructing sectors with many hire companies choosing the Ammann plates.
As these plate compactors only travel forward they house Ammann's cylindrical bearings, which they state gives these plates the most reliable vibration system on the market.
The APF 1033 is the lightest and smallest of all Ammann Vibratory Plate Compactors, weighing just 54kg. Its size makes it ideally suited to small jobsites and confined areas, like all Ammann plates they are easy to operate and manoeuvre, making them a popular choice for rental fleets.
This forward-moving plate compactor is often utilised by landscape contractors to reach hard to access spots. Homeowners also use the APF 1033 because of its manageable size and weight. With a foldable and easily removable handle this plate is easy to be transported, even in the boot of a passenger car.
A powerful Honda engine give the 1033 a high compaction output, added with the ability to continually adjust the vibration frequency up the maximum output of 100 hertz.
The APF1033 is often used for smaller asphalt jobs such as resurfacing driveways as well as when laying paving stones. To aid these jobs an optional 5 litre water sprinkler system is available.
The slightly larger APF1240 weighs in at 69kg, this plate is often used for asphalt jobs with its optional wheel kit and 10 litre water tank. When work on paving stones is being completed a vulcolan mat can be bolted on to further protect the surface and leave it mark free.
Further optional extras include low vibration handles and wheel kits on the 1240 and above. Offering best access to the engine, tool free daily maintenance and a well protected v-belt, as well as the high compaction outputs. It's not hard to see why these plates are consistently popular.