Forward Plate Compactor

Forward Plate Compactor

The versatile FP15.40 forward vibratory plate compactor achieves optimal compaction results on a variety of granular materials including sand, gravel and hot-mix asphalt.  

  • Reliable Honda engine  
  • Easy transport with optional, toolless wheels   
  • Industry-leading forward movement 
  • Standard water tank and sprayer kit 

FP15.40 Overview

  • Put this Bobcat forward vibratory plate compactor to work in a wide range of applications, including base compaction within trenches or surface material compaction.  
  • The FP15.40 forward plate compactor is equipped with a durable and efficient Honda engine that provides easy starts and maximum power while minimizing fuel consumption. 
  • Quickly attach the optional, toolless mat to operate the plate compactor on paving stones without cracking or chipping the surface. 
  • Designed to isolate plate vibrations from the operator’s handle, Bobcat forward plate compactors minimize hand-arm vibration and fatigue. 
  • Control dust or keep the vibratory base plate free of hot asphalt buildup with the standard water tank and sprinkler system. 

FP15.40 Specs & Compare

FP15.40 Key Specifications
Engine Model
GX 120 
Engine Make
3.5 hp
Machine Length
28 in
Machine Width
16 in
Machine Height
26 in
Centrifugal Force
3372 lbf
Compaction Forces

FP15.40 Features & Benefits


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Certain specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions, and other factors.