• Madison, WI (608) 257-2349
  • Janesville, WI (608) 314-0722

Wacker BPU2540A Reversible Plate Compactor

Quick Overview

Versatile and powerful reversible plate compactor. Great for landscapers and easy to get around the job site with wheels.


  • Single lever direction control provides for easy operation.
  • Easy access throttle control simplifies operation and reduces operator fatique
  • Specially designed shockmount system offers a virtually vibration-free guide handle for increased operator comfort and reduced operator fatigue.
  • Tough ductile iron base plate is extremely durable even under extreme conditions and provides a long service life.

Operating data

Operating weight 309 lb
Centrifugal force 5,625 lbf
Base plate thickness 0.4 in
Height (without guide handle)26 in
Operating height Adjustable Guide Handle - Down31.5 in
Operating height Adjustable Guide Handle - Up45 in
Operating width 15.8 in
Frequency 90 Hz
Advance travel (depending on soil & environmental factors)68.9 ft/min
Surface capacity (depending on soil & environmental factors)5,425 ft²/h
Gradeability (depending on soil & environmental factors)30 %

Engine / Motor

Engine / Motor type Air-cooled single-cylinder, four-cycle gasoline engine 
Engine / Motor manufacturer Honda 
Engine / Motor GX160 
Displacement 9.9 in³
Operating performance (DIN ISO 3046)5.5 hp
at rpm 3,600 rpm
Fuel consumption 0.2 US gal/h
Tank capacity Fuel3.9 US qt
Power transmission From drive motor via automatic centrifugal belt drive direct to exciter. 
Fuel type Gasoline 

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