CVP40 Vibratory Plate Compactor

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Vibratory action and dynamic force provides excellent compaction in a compact size.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.


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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Long Name:
CVP40 Vibratory Plate Compactor
Impulse Force
8992.36 lb / 40 kN
Impact Frequency
2200 bpm
Base Plate Width
23.2 in / 590 mm
Compaction Area
6.1 ft² / 0.57 m²
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
1800.1 psi / 12411 kPa
886.3 lb / 402 kg