Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment launched the MV224 at The Rental Show to expand its lineup of forward and reversible plate compactors. The new plate compactor is a gasoline model that operates at a high speed for increased efficiency on the job site.

The new model features a 19.7-inch plate width with a bottom plate that is made of Hardox 400 steel, a multi-use, abrasion-resistant steel at a hardness of 400 HBW (Brinell Hardness). The steel plate resists wear while maintaining good bendability.

The MV224 delivers nearly 8,100 pounds of centrifugal force at 3,500 vibrations per minute and speeds up to 82 feet per minute. The Honda engine is well protected by a heavy-duty frame.

With regulated speed and compaction depth, control of the forward and reversible movement is made easy. Vibration-dampened handles enable smooth, consistent operation that helps achieve optimum compaction levels.

“Our forward and reversible plate compactors are engineered with the operator in mind, from vibration dampening handles for less fatigue on the job to simplified service and maintenance,” said Darrell Engle, product manager of light compaction and concrete at CP. “The MV224 is incredibly durable on the job with a high speed engine. It will get the job done quickly and efficiently.”