Choosing the right plate compactor for the job...

Choosing the right plate compactor for the job...

Like most things in life, there’s a perfect plate compactor out there for every single task across the board and we won’t settle for a one-size-fits-all attitude.

Instead, we cover all bases with the largest and most varied selection of plate compactors you’ll find on the UK market today – all of which have been extensively vetted to ensure maximum quality and value for money.

Of course we also have our favourites, so take a look at the following top three plate compactors we’ve selected from different ends of the range:

Belle Minipac

Absolutely the perfect entry-level plate compactor for both DIY and light industry used, the Belle Minipac is incredibly light, safe and simple to use. It’s also one of the best plate compactors on the market today to use as an additional machine for smaller, cramped or hard to access areas where you wouldn’t be able to squeeze a full-size compactor. Its performance is outstanding and when looking at what you take home for the price, it’s a pretty spectacular bargain too.

Belle PCEL 320X

The Belle PCEL 320X takes us well and truly into professional territory, though for a price you’d be forgiven for thinking was still in the DIY bracket. It’s one of the lightest compactors in its class and boasts low Hand Arm Vibration (HAV), though manages to deliver unbelievable power and efficiency. Designed with practicality and portability in mind, it’s the perfect choice for a busy site or smaller area where machinery might need to be moved more frequently. It also has a reputation for being one of the most long-life machines you’ll come across and has already become a mainstay of thousands of industry-leaders across the UK.

MBW AP2000H 20" Asphalt Plate Compactor - Honda Petrol

And topping the bill is the MBW AP2000H, which is the only compactor you’ll find that has been designed and built from the ground up with asphalt in mind. MBW is quite simply the name when it comes to plate compactors and has been responsible for almost every significant evolution in the technology for a good four decades now. As far as asphalt is concerned, this really is the be all and end all of what’s on offer for anyone serious about getting the job done right.