Ammann APF Forward Moving Vibratory Plate Compactors are true all-around performers. Whether on soil, stone or asphalt, these plates are pros that can overcome nearly any jobsite obstacle.
Construction sites can be a challenge, with both power and finesse often needed. Jobsites can include historic buildings with brick walls and external chimneys. That means the plates must have enough power to deliver the compaction level of a larger machine – but be gentle enough to work near sensitive structures. APF plates are ideal for such situations, bringing the appropriate power to spots that a larger roller cannot reach.
The APF 15/50 is one example of Ammann’s productive forward-moving plate compactors. With a working width of 500 mm, it brings compaction power to the tightest of spaces. A 3-kW (4-hp) Honda engine and high tractive power ensure it can overcome steep surfaces, while the generously dimensioned – and maintenance-free – exciter unit provides exceptional power.
The APF 15/50 shows its ability when compacting subgrades. The compactor works with a vibration frequency of up to 100 Hz. It achieves a homogeneously compacted and loadable surface, despite its comparatively low weight of 84 kg.
All APF plates can be converted from earthwork to asphalt in no time at all: The water tank and sprinkler system are simply installed on top without the need for tools.
In road and garden construction, an optionally available paving mat can be quickly mounted without tools. The paving mat is used on sensitive surfaces, such as paving stones.
The powerful APF plate compactors work tirelessly. Their patented vibratory system reduces hand-arm vibration (HAV) to less than 2.5m/sec² – a value so low that the machine operator can work without any restrictions.
The self-cleaning base plate is made of highly resistant steel and has no welds – and therefore no weak points. Under normal working conditions, it can survive the entire service life of the machine without maintenance.
When it comes to transport, the plates are compact and can fit in the trunk of a passenger vehicle. An optional wheel system makes movement around the jobsite easy. The system is simple to engage, requiring just a step on a lever by the operator.
Ammann’s APF series features six different models. The operating weights range from 54 kg to 106 kg, while working widths vary from 33 cm to 50 cm. The models’ flexibility and ergonomics make them ideal compactors for all applications.