More powerful plate compactors offer choice of engine

With more horsepower, speed and force than the models they replace, Bomag’s new reversible-plate compactors come in two flavors — diesel or gasoline. The BPR45/55 offers a Honda gas engine, while the BPR45/55D comes with a Lombardini diesel engine. Both engines put out 8.9 horsepower, a 50-percent increase compared to previous models. The new compactors cover up to 89 feet per minute and pound out a maximum centrifugal force of 10,125 pounds.