APR 22/40

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A fast worker and an excellent climber

The light weight and narrow width of the APR 22/40 make this reversible plate compactor a great fit especially on small or confined worksites. With a working width of 40 cm and a weight of about 100 kg (121 kg with diesel engine), this vibratory plate squeezes into tight locations.

The ability to overcome steep grades and move quickly on even and uneven surfaces allow a wide range of applications that the APR 22/40 can be used for.

Biofuel Use

Ammann diesel-burning machines are able to utilise hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a biofuel made from waste that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 90%.

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Hydrostatic steering

The hydrostatic forward and reverse steering of APR plates enables quick directional changes and the ability to compact in tight and hard-to-reach spaces.

Industry-leading low HAV levels

An innovative handle concept lowers the hand-arm vibration (HAV) values on Ammann APR plates to a level of less than 2.5 m/sec², making work more comfortable and safer. The vibration levels are so low that safety codes do not require documentation of operator hours.

+ better machine control
+ reduced operator fatigue
+ optimal operator health and safety

Intuitive operation and safety

The handle provides ideal grip and enables simple, intuitive machine operation by simply pushing or pulling. The open design of the handle prevents machine damage that can result from accidental lifting. The handle folds for easy transport.

Built-in durability

A robust and durable frame protects the plate from tough jobsites or improper use. The open design grants easy access for service and machine operation, ensuring the proper maintenance is undertaken to maximise machine life. The centrifugal clutch and wear resistant V belt are well protected by an additional cover that keeps out water and dirt.

Built-in efficiency

The hydrostatic setting enables “on-the-spot” vibration in particularly challenging areas. The machine essentially hovers – no forward or reverse movement is required – while providing maximum compaction output that enables quick results.

Built-in safety

The innovative handle improves safety by reducing HAV values below 2.5 m/sec2 while also enabling precise control. The operator simply pushes or pulls the handle to engage the machine in forward or reverse. No separate controls or steering are required.

Petrol Diesel
MACHINE WEIGHT 100 kg (220 lb) 118 kg (260 lb)
MACHINE WEIGHT (WITH OPTIONS) 109 kg (240 lb) 130 kg (287 lb)
A = BASE PLATE LENGTH 254 mm (10.0 in) 254 mm (10 in)
B = MACHINE LENGTH 600 mm (23.6 in) 600 mm (23.6 in)
C = WITH HANDLE 1140 mm (44.9 in) 1140 mm (44.9 in)
D = MACHINE HEIGHT 625 mm (24.6 in) 725 mm (28.5 in)
E = HANDLE HEIGHT (WORK) 1000 mm (39.4 in) 1000 mm (39.4 in)
F = HANDLE HEIGHT (TRANSPORT) 1180 mm (46.5 in) 1180 mm (46.5 in)
G = MACHINE WIDTH 400 mm (15.7 in) 400 mm (15.7 in)


MAX. VIBRATION FREQUENCY 98 Hz (5880 vpm) 98 Hz (5800 vpm)
MAX. CENTRIFUGAL FORCE 23 kN (5171 lbf) 23 kN (5171 lbf)
WORKING SURFACE 528 m²/h (5683 ft²/h) 504 m²/h(5425 ft²/h)
SPEC. SURFACE PRESSURE 22,6 N/cm² (32,8 psi) 22,6 N/cm² (32,8 psi)
AMPLITUDE 0.9 mm (0.03 in) 0.9 mm (0.03 in)


HAND-ARM VIBRATIONS < 2.5m/sec² (8.2 ft/sec²) < 2.5m/sec² (8.2 ft/sec²)
SPEED 22 m/min (72 ft/min) 21 m/min (69 ft/min)
FUEL TANK 3.1 l (0.8 gal) 3.0 l (0.8 gal)
WATER TANK 7.6 l (2 gal)


ENGINE Honda GX 160 Hatz 1B20
FUEL Petrol Diesel
ENGINE OUTPUT 3.6 kW (4.8 HP) / 3.1 kW (4.2 HP) /
AT RPM 3600 3000
FUEL CONSUMPTION 1.4 l/h (0.4 gal/h) 0.9 l/h (0.2 gal/h)

This machine is equipped with ServiceLink.



  • Sturdy protection frame with central lifting point
  • Vibration isolated handle bar
  • Powerful and reliable petrol or diesel engine
  • 2-shaft exciter with long service intervalls
  • Well protected, sturdy certrifugal clutch with wear
    resistant V-Belt
  • 3 year extended warranty program


  • Toolless mountable rubber mat for applications on
    paving stones
  • Transport wheels
  • Water tank & sprinkler system (only on Diesel Version)
  • Hour meter