Vibratory Plate Compactors

CVP40 Vibratory Plate Compactor

Impulse Force

8,992.36 lb

Impact Frequency

93 HP

2200 bpm

Base Plate Width

23.2 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

    8,992.36 lb

    40 kN

  • Impact Frequency

    93.0 in

    93.0 mm

    2200 bpm

  • Base Plate Width

    23.2 in

    590 mm

  • Compaction Area

    6.1 ft²


  • Base Plate Pressure

    10.2 psi

    70.05 kPa

  • Base Plate Length

    38 in

    965.2 mm

  • Optimal Hydraulic Flow

    18 gal/min

    68 l/min

  • Minimum Operating Pressure

    1,800.1 psi

    12,411 kPa

  • Weight

    886.3 lb

    402 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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