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BISON plate compactor

Whether compressing soil for greater ground stability for construction projects, or for paving and pavement maintenance, vibratory plate compactors are the perfect fit for your needs.

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Forward Plate Compactor

Forward Plate Compactor specification

Engine Type Loncion Petrol Engine 154F Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX160
Petrol, Robin EY20
Petrol, Honda GX270
Petrol, Robin EY28
Power HP(KW) 3(2.2) 5.5(4.0)
Weight Kg 52 65 70 70 65 85 85 82 95 120
Centrifugal Force KN 8.5 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 18 18
Vibrating Frequency VPM 5210 4900 4900 4900 5500 4930 4930 4930 4750 5150
Max Travel Speed m/min 15 20 20 20 21 21 21 20 20 20
Plate Size LXW CM 43×30 51X37 51 X 37 53X37 52X37 52X50 52X50 62X42 62X45 68X46

Reversible Plate Compactor

Reversible Plate Compactor specification

Model BS-C90H/R BS-C100H/R BS-C120H/R BS-C125H/R BS-C160SH/SR BS-C3020H/R BS-C3050H/R BS-C3080D/H BS-C330BD/H
Engine Type Petrol Honda GX160
Petrol Robin EY20
Petrol Honda GX160
Petrol Robin EY20
Petrol Honda GX160
Petrol Robin EY20
Petrol Honda GX160
Petrol Robin EY20
Petrol Honda GX160
Petrol Robin EY20
Petrol Honda GX160
Petrol Robin EY20
Petrol Honda GX270
Petrol Robin EY28
Diesel 186FA(E)
Petrol Honda GX390
Diesel 186FA(E)
Petrol Honda GX390
Power HP(KW) 5.5(4.0)
Weight Kg 90 90 98 130 145 135 170 250/230 320/300
Centrifugal Force KN 16 16 18 22 25 25 30 38 40
Vibrating Frequency VPM 4750 5480 5010 4600 4600 4050 4500 4810 4810
Max Travel Speed m/min 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 16 15
Plate Size L*W CM 54X45 58X44 61X45 66X38 66X40 64X40 68X50 83X48 87X64

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  • " Our preferred -BISON plate compactor, the best plate compactor for light to medium contractor work. This is because of the industrial sophistication and excellent performance of the plate rammer manufactured by BISON. Delivers first-class compression levels with compacting rates that exceed most competitors in this price range, offering up to 5,500 VPM. "

    - Pedro Ramirez


  • " BISON manufactures several high quality flatbed compactors. The price of the mid-range C60 model is very competitive, but the performance is no slalmer than that of its more expensive rivals. The perfect combination of practicality and performance not only provides durable products for professional contractors, but also establishes a good reputation in the market. "

    - Shivjeet Chauhan


  • " BISON plate compactor is a rugged, all-purpose tool that delivers reliable performance and superior value. Equipped with folding handles and built-in transport wheels, it can save space and reduce logistics and storage costs during transportation and storage. The Forward series is ideal for small operations and is very good value for money. "

    - Giau Trong Nguyen


frequently asked questions

Do I need any safety gear to operate the plate compactor?

Wear ear protection and safety glasses when operating plate compactor. Gloves and sturdy work boots are also recommended. In a commercial setting, steel toe boots and hard hats are often required.

If you use plate compactor in a public area (for example, for a parking lot project), be sure to understand local laws regarding noise levels and other environmental factors.

Should we use plate compactor on dirt?

"Yes of course. You can use this plate compactor for any type of construction, benefiting from a sturdy base. It can certainly be used to deal with thoroughly dry dirt. Just in case, if you want to use it on damp dirt/soil, BISON recommends that you mix in some fine gravel to help them bind."

Do plate compactors require a lot of maintenance?

As with any equipment, regular maintenance is critical to keeping your equipment running in top condition. The frequency of maintenance depends on the type of drum and its purpose. For example, a machine that is only used once or twice a week may not require as much maintenance as a machine that is used daily.

The most common maintenance items are belts and bearings. These items should be replaced every 1-2 years depending on usage. Belts should be inspected for cracks and wear before each use and should be replaced immediately if there are any signs of cracks or wear. Also check the bearings for leaks or over-rotation before each use. If there are any problems with these parts, it may be necessary to replace them before using plate compactor again to prevent further damage to the machine.

Should I wet the gravel before compaction?

Yes, you can wet the gravel before compaction. But if it's a very dry summer, there's no point in soaking the gravel. If you have sprinklers in your lawn or garden, turn them on for about 15 minutes to get enough moisture in the air.

You don't need it, but if it's very dry, spray a little water to help keep the dust in. There's no point in soaking it because water doesn't compress like concrete sand or stone dust.

Can you use plate compactor on soil?

Absolutely. They are especially effective on so-called granular soils that contain small stones, gravel or sand. In these types of soils, there are very few stable aggregates that can be compacted. A flatbed compactor is perfect for the job. The rolling pressure of the slab will increase the compaction ratio and increase the bearing capacity of the soil.

How to compact subsoil without a compactor??

The most important thing about the base is that it must be flat and smooth. This will help with drainage, which is essential for a sturdy and durable surface.

You can use a lawn roller or a hand compactor, but it will be difficult to achieve the same level of compaction as you would with a good plate compactor. The most important aspect of plate compactor is the pressure on the board. This can be achieved by adjusting the number of boards and the weight of each board.

How to measure compaction quality?

The most common method of measuring compaction quality is with an osmometer. The device measures the hardness of the soil by pushing a rod into the soil. If the rod is easy to insert, the soil will not be compacted. If it doesn't go in at all, the soil is over-compacted; if it sinks more than 3 inches into the ground, you're close to over-compacting.

Which plate compactor should I use for lawn work?

The type of plate compactor you should use for lawn work depends on the size of your lawn. If your lawn is small, you can use a smaller plate compactor with a compaction depth of 60mm or 80mm.

For lawn work you will most likely need to use a 60kg BSION C60 or an 80kg BISON C80. Both plate compactors have appropriate compaction depths. They are also easy to carry, making them ideal for use in industrial environments.

If you are using a BSION C60, be sure to set the minimum pressure required as it may be too low for some soils if not set correctly.

Which type of plate compactor is best for building a new driveway?

For a family driveway, you can use the 80kg BISON C80. For professional applications, the 100kg BISON C100 is the better choice as it offers greater versatility.

Which compactor is best for preparing the ground for house pads?

The weight of the rollers is important as it will determine how deep you can go. Compaction is the process of compacting soil to make it denser, which helps reduce water loss and increase structural strength.

In this case, your requirements will depend on the size of the house pad and the required depth of compaction. We recommend a 160 kg compactor.

Which plate compactor is best for small landscaping projects?

BISON C60 is a compact and powerful plate compactor for small landscaping projects. It has a maximum weight of 60 kg and is suitable for most applications.

Does soil type matter which plate compactor should I use?

The type of soil affects which plate compactor I should use. You need to assess the moisture content of the soil. You also need to consider the required depth of compaction. Our staff can help guide you in choosing the roller that best suits your needs.

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Whether compressing soil for greater ground stability for construction projects, or for paving and pavement maintenance, vibratory plate compactors are the perfect fit for your needs. Before you start your search for the perfect plate compactor. It is important to understand the basic functions of plate compactor, the types of plate compactors, and how plate compactor machine work. In the meantime, read our detailed buyer's guide to learn about the various factors to consider when buying so you can make the right purchasing decision.

What is plate compactor?

Plate compactor or earth compactor is a motorized device with a smooth, heavy-duty compaction plate attached to a vibrating mechanism. Engine-driven, these units are used to compact fill material, ready-to-tar aggregate layers, finished tarmac and concrete, and paving stones.

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What can plate compactor be used for?

Whether it is a gardener or a construction site worker, if they want to build or maintain a new field or garden, the plate compactor can easily compact the soil or ground in any area. Why compact the soil? Through the compaction process, the loose soil can be transformed into a uniform, stable and void-free form, and the characteristics of the soil can be improved accordingly. It plays an important role in the construction of roads, canals, water conservancy, ground, railways, tunnels and open-pit mines. Also in structural, residential and industrial engineering, the correct implementation of compaction can form a durable and stable structure.

Plate compactors are motor driven and are used to compact concrete blocks, coating materials and asphalt surfaces to form pavements, as well as to receive concrete areas that require thorough compaction to provide stability.

Using a roller on very large surfaces, in cramped or awkward spaces is not useful.

It is in these intermediate situations that plate compactor comes into play, as it is compact and maneuverable.

How exactly do they work?

The plate compactor uses a large plate (usually made of steel) to apply force on the ground to compact the soil. The plate vibrates rapidly, which encourages the dirt and gravel to move closer and eliminates air.

The design and operation of the machine is simple: its main feature is a thick steel bar with curved edges. The board is interchangeable and can be coated with rubber, polyurethane or a variety of other materials depending on the nature of the surface you are working on.

A vibrating mechanism connected to an electric or gasoline-powered motor makes up the rest of the machine. The device is steered and controlled via a handlebar on an articulated stand. Provides an emergency stop in the event of an accident.

Plate compactor types:

Now that you understand how these machines work, let's take a look at what type of plate compactor you should be looking for to accommodate projects large and small. Like other small construction machinery, plate compactors can also have multiple power sources. Electric plate compactors are not common, and their uses are limited because the power cord is very inconvenient at work. So far there is no battery-powered compactor, the only option is a fuel-driven plate compactor (like gasoline plate compactor, or diesel plate compactor). 

When wholesale gasoline plate compactor, there are three main types of plate compactors: (1) forward vibrating plate compactors / single plate compactor  (2) reversible vibrating plate compactors (3) high performance vibrating plate compactors. The one you choose depends on the size and type of work you want to do.

  • Forward plate compactor / walk behind plate compactor

Forward plate compactor is also named vibration plate compactor, this is the most common plate compactor. only moves forward and cannot move backward, so the maneuverability is limited. It is mainly used to compact granular soils such as sand gravel, or asphalt in a small area.

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  • Reversible plate compactor 

Reversible plate compactor moves forward and reverse, making it easier to cover large areas. They are usually more powerful than vibrating plate compactors, it is suitable for medium-sized projects such as driveways, parking lots, and landscaping.

  • High-performance vibratory plate compactor / Heavy-duty plate compactor

High-performance vibratory plate compactor are heavy-duty compactors, these compactors apply the most force. Typically used for deeper depth or subbase compaction operations. And they can compact soil containing clay. (However, the jumping jack compactor may be more effective.)

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If you want to perform medium-duty jobs without requiring too much power, then go with forward compactor. Reversible and high-performance vibratory plate compactors are a better choice when looking for heavy-duty commercial pieces.

BISON is a plate compactor factory in China, and we provide a variety of plate compactors. Each type has its own unique features and benefits, and you need to know what to look for when choosing a model that suits your user's needs. So here are some factors to consider before investing in asphalt plate compactor. Let’s take a closer look at the factors to consider when importing plate compactor.

Key criteria:

  • Compaction force in kN (kilonewtons)

  • Maximum speed in m/min

  • Vibration force m/s²

  • Compaction depth cm

  • Noise level in decibels (dB)

  • Maximum tilt angle (for sloping ground)

Fuel source: BISON vibratory plate compactors are most often powered by diesel or gasoline, but there are some electric options available. Consider which fuels are readily available.

  • Fuel powered plate compactor : 

honda plate compactor, robin plate compactor...

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  • Electric motor plate compactor



Engine power

Engine power is a key component of plate, properly compressing the material on the job site, making it more compact. Most of these compactors are pneumatic, where their small engine power is measured in horsepower (HP). Models with higher HP will provide users with better performance.

Engine capacity

Engine capacity is often seen as a measure of slab compactor performance, and BISON plate compactors with a larger engine capacity of 100 CC provide better performance than models with a 60 CC gasoline engine. Larger capacity gasoline engines result in high fuel consumption, reducing the range of plate compactor. Therefore, you need to choose plate compactor that strikes a balance between fuel efficiency and performance.

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Centrifugal force:

Centrifugal force refers to the amount of force that a plate compactor can exert. Generally speaking, the higher the centrifugal force, the higher the efficiency of plate compactor. However, choosing the most efficient option to access only high power is not a good thing. Unless you're doing heavy lifting, models that typically weigh 3000 - 4000 lbs are fine.

Eccentricity (vibration frequency/Vibrations per minute)

The eccentric frequency represents the number of times the compactor hits the surface in one minute. It is in VPM. The lower eccentricity frequency is best for compacting clayey soils. For granular and bituminous materials, a compactor with a higher vpm is recommended. If you plan to handle many different types of soil, look for a model with adjustable frequency.


plate material

Plate compactors consist of cast iron or steel plates. Both materials are equally good, and the steel plate tends to be lighter, which makes the equipment easier to handle. But iron provides more durability, compaction and sturdiness.

plate size/plate width

Different plate sizes are available for different plate compactors, where larger plates will allow the user to cover a wide area at once. Available plate sizes for these compactors range from 15" to 25". The small board is ideal for tight spaces and smaller tasks, while the large plate is suitable for more demanding tasks, where it must cover a wide area to get it done quickly and efficiently. The wider the plate, the more ground you can cover, but it is also harder to manipulate. 

plate shape

The shape of the plate affects the degree of compaction. Look for a curved board, as it makes turning easier and prevents gouging. How to tell if the board is bent? Check the plate from center to edge; it should bend slightly upwards. 

BISON plate compactor is made of high-strength steel, and the edge of the bottom plate is curved to ensure the stability of the work.


Handle design: 

Flat compactors can vibrate, which can be uncomfortable for the operator. Choose a handle with an anti-vibration handle to reduce the burden of operating it. BISON's uniquely designed folding handle saves storage space. The humanized shock-proof pad design greatly reduces the vibration of the handle and increases the comfort of operation.

Fuel consumption: 

At wholesale it is also important to know how much fuel plate compactor will consume while running, compared to performance and time. Therefore, choosing a model with low fuel consumption can help users save a lot of fuel costs.

BISON plate compactor optional features:

Water tank : Many plate compactors can be equipped with a water tank. The tank will create a barrier between the hot asphalt and the cold compacted slab. A slab compactor without any water tank can get the slab stuck on hot asphalt. If you need to work on asphalt, choose a vibratory plate compactor from BISON that can be equipped with a water tank.

Optional integrated moving wheels make machine easier to transport.

Can be equipped with urethane rubber gasket for paving.

Easy to transportation: 

Some vibratory plate compactors are large and heavy that require a lot of effort to move. Look for plate compactor s with handles and/or lifting eyes for easy transport. While other machines will include folding wheels. Before purchasing, please consider how to transport the device.

Tips for Using plate compactor

Plate compactor doesn't have to be difficult to use, but a few tips will help ensure safety and help produce the desired results.

First, learn how plate compactor operates and how to quickly stop it if necessary.

Wear ear protection, safety glasses or goggles, gloves and sturdy boots when using.

Hold firmly when starting the machine. If feasible, start on a level surface to prevent it from drifting. Try a small test area to get used to the handling.

Start at a corner and go straight up and down. Then go back to the starting point and work back and forth in an area that is 90 degrees from the original direction.

Tips for maintaining plate compactor

Constant vibration, harder and more yielding surface materials, dusty environments, rain, muddy conditions... plate compactors can be subject to some extreme wear and tear. Therefore, it is best to regularly check the condition of the bottom of plate compactor and clean it after each use.

Air filters on petrol models can easily clog and should be replaced as soon as they are found.

Plate compactors with gasoline engines actually require all kinds of extra maintenance (spark plugs, proper oil, etc.).

The general condition of the machine should be checked before each use (check for loose bolts, etc.).

As you can see, there are many factors to consider with plate compactor. Finding the best plate compactor suppliers doesn't happen overnight.

BISON can help you easily complete plate compactor import!

If you're interested in learning more about best BISON plate compactor, or just have some questions, be sure to contact our team. In addition to providing information on plate rammers, we also provide information on floor saw and jumping jack rammers.

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