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Ammann's new handle mounting for plate compactors reduces unwanted vibration

Ammann's new plate handle makes the HAV value so low that documentation of operator hours is not required – even in the most highly regulated countries.
Ammann's new plate handle makes the HAV value so low that documentation of operator hours is not required – even in the most highly regulated countries.

Ammann has updated the hand guides on it's current APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors, reducing unwanted vibration to its lowest levels yet.

A new mounting for the guide handle isolates vibration and prevents it from reaching the operator, significantly improving both comfort and safety.

Specifically, the new mounting reduces hand arm vibration (HAV) so it's below the limit of 2.5m/sec2. The reduced HAV value is so low that documentation of operator hours is not required – even in the most highly regulated countries. 

"Product development at Ammann always focuses on two key issues: safety and productivity. The new plates deliver on both fronts," said Wladimir Drisner, Manager of Global Product Strategy for Light Compaction at Ammann.

The handle mountings are now standard on the Ammann APR 5920, APR 4920 and APR 3520 models. Beginning in the second half of 2018, all other APR models will be equipped with the new vibration-isolated handle mountings.

The Ammann APR plates limit HAV to the operator while maximising productivity. Their twin-shaft exciter unit enables the operator to smoothly change direction in forward or reverse, or to keep the machine working on a single, tough-to-compact area. In addition, the Ammann plates are powerful and fast climbers, able to deliver reliable compaction on grades up to 35 percent.

The compact machine dimensions and easy upkeep make APR plates ideal for rental companies, construction contractors and landscapers.

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