APH 65/85 Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor

Operating Weight - lb (kg):  1038 lb (471 kg )
Base plate length:  18.5 in (470 mm)

Highly productive on any ground

The APH 65/85 is a powerful worker that delivers compaction force every step of the way. The plate is equipped with the market-leading Ammann three-shaft exciter system, which not only enables performance and climbing ability but also makes the machine more responsive and easier to handle for the operator.

The optional ACEforce compaction measuring system is a key tool many contractors utilise in efforts to achieve thorough, efficient compaction results.


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%.

The standard hand guide for APH plates is isolated to minimise hand-arm vibration. Levels lower than 2.5 m/s² (excluding APH 100-20) enable operators to work longer shifts with the best comfort. The vibration levels are so low that safety codes do not require documentation of operator hours.

Ammann Orbitrol steering controls the adjustment of the centrifugal weights, allowing a smooth and easy change of direction while ensuring great accuracy on the jobsite. Machine speed and direction can be adjusted by a simple turn of the steering control lever. The machine also can hover and provide on-the-spot compaction for the more challenging areas. This system also helps improve productivity in corners and other tight spots.

A fully hydrostatic drive system eliminates the need for a V belt and a centrifugal clutch – and the maintenance that go with them. A hydraulic motor drives the eccentric shafts.

APH Hydrostatic Vibratory Plates can be equipped with the industry-proven Ammann Compaction Expert (ACE), an automated compaction measurement and control system. The ACE system on the vibratory plates utilises the same technology that has been used on Ammann’s heavy compaction machines for years. It provides operators with an accurate indication of soil stiffness and whether desired compaction has been achieved.

APH 65/85 Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactor
Operating Weight - lb (kg)1038 lb (471 kg )
Base plate length18.5 in (470 mm)
Length - in (mm)36.6 in (930 mm)
Length with handle72.4 in (1840 mm)
Width - in (mm)27.6/33.5 in (700/850 mm)
Extension Plates3 in / 5.9 in (75 mm / 150 mm)
Height35.6 in (905 mm)
Handle height (work)39.4 in (1000 mm)
Handle height (transport)59.1 in (1500 mm)
Fuel Tank Capacity - Gallons (L)1.8 gal (7 L)
Fuel consumption0.66 gal/h (2.5 l/h)
Centrifugal Force - lb (kN)14612 lbf (65 kN)
Vibrations Frequency - vpm (Hz)3300 vpm (55 Hz)
Travel Speed - fpm (m/min)1.19 mph (32 m/min)
Area Capacity Per Hour - sq ft (m²17567 ft²/h (1632 m²/h)
Max Surface Pressure19.76 N/cm²
Max. incline to all sides30°