Vibratory Plate Compactors

CVP16 Vibratory Plate Compactor

Impulse Force

3,641.91 lb

Impact Frequency

93 HP

2200 bpm

Base Plate Width

12 in


Cat® Vibratory Plate Compactors are used for compacting soil, sand or gravel prior to pouring concrete or laying asphalt surfaces. They are also ideal for asphalt patch work. Their capabilities and lower investment and maintenance costs make them popular with pavers, general contractors and utility contractors in residential, commercial or industrial applications.

Detailed Equipment Specifications

  • Impulse Force

    3,641.91 lb

    16.2 kN

  • Impact Frequency

    93.0 in

    93.0 mm

    2200 bpm

  • Base Plate Width

    12 in

    305 mm

  • Compaction Area

    2 ft²


  • Base Plate Pressure

    12.8 psi

    88 kPa

  • Base Plate Length

    24 in

    610 mm

  • Optimal Hydraulic Flow

    10 gal/min

    38 l/min

  • Minimum Operating Pressure

    1,599.8 psi

    11,030 kPa

  • Weight

    476.2 lb

    216 kg


Used for compacting soil, sand or gravel prior to pouring concrete or laying asphalt surfaces. Also ideal for asphalt patch work.

Superior Compaction Force

These units produce high-power impulses at a rate of 2200 impacts per minute driving soil particles close together for solid, stable compactions.


Cat® Compactors are performance-matched to Cat machines and integrate closely with the Cat Hammer line. Brackets and hydraulic kits are interchangeable between hammers and compactors. Compactors can be used with Pin Grabber Couplers, Dedicated Hydraulic Couplers or Pin Lock Couplers.

Protected Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses are protected inside the frame of the compactor. Jumper lines are routed out the back of the compactor. Hoses are out of the way — even in tight trenches.

Easy Maintenance

Oil changes are simplified with the rear centerline plug and can be changed while the compactor is installed.

Optional Backfill Blade

An optional bolt-on backfill blade can be mounted on both front and back of the compactor.


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