Atlas Copco’s MCT in Essen, the company’s customer center for construction equipment in Germany, last month received an order from European rental chain Boels Rental to supply 400 plate compactors and rammers between 80 and 500 kilograms. The machines will be painted in the customer’s colors and carry its logo and product name.

Boels Rental will distribute the machines to its European outlets from where they will rent them to end-users. Delivery is schedule for the second quarter.

The forward and reversible plate compactors supplied to Boels Rental will include a number of new LG 504 models equipped with compaction indicators, a system of lights that shows when sufficient compaction has been achieved. It also reduces the risk of over-compaction, which can lead to unsatisfactory end results and unnecessary wear on the machine.

The order includes LT 6005 award-winning rammers, equipped with purpose-built Honda GXR120 engines.

“We are very pleased that Boels Rental, one of the leading European equipment rental companies, has chosen Atlas Copco as a partner for light compaction equipment,” said Rune Magnusson, vice president marketing, light construction equipment, Atlas Copco Construction Tools. “Our heritage for developing light compaction equipment goes back to 1947 when we launched the first vibratory plate.”