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New Engcon PC6000 compactor plate

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 30 Mar 2022

New Engcon PC6000 compactor plate

As a further step forward in making the excavator an effective tool carrier, a newly developed compactor plate for excavators in the size 12 to 24 tonnes is now being launched. The PC6000 compactor plate has been adapted for use under a tilt-rotator, increasing the excavator’s efficiency whilst reducing risk of personal injury. A production run is planned for autumn 2022.

Combining a compactor plate with an excavator is becoming more common for soil compaction, reducing the number of machines or tools required for the task. Personal safety has also been increased by removing the need to have a person with a hand operator compactor in a shaft with the risk of walls collapsing because of vibrations or a chain or strap breaking whilst lifting equipment.

All of this significantly increases workplace safety, an area that is close to Engcon’s heart. Furthermore, the working area becomes larger as it is possible to rotate and angle the compactor plate so that it follows the lines of the ground.

“We’ve now increased the flexibility of the excavators so that the excavator operator can tilt and rotate the compactor plate. Among other things, it’s possible to compress around slopes and wells, without constantly having to change the position of the machine. This means that the excavator can perform more types of work,” explained Johan Johansson, designer and project manager for the new compactor plate.

Like other hydraulic tools from Engcon, the EC-Oil automatic quick hitch system is standard on the new compactor plate PC6000, which is another step in the continued work of developing tools with automatic quick hitch systems. “The hydraulics are connected automatically with EC-Oil, which means that the driver saves time and money and increases safety by not having to go out to connect tricky and dirty connections manually. If it is rainy, cold and snowy, comfort is significantly increased,” Johan Johansson continued.

Technical data PC6000:
Width: 720mm
Height excluding mounting: 508mm
Length: 1,065mm
Weight excluding mounting: 560kg
Recommended hydraulic flow from: 55L/min
Pack surface: 0.44 m²
Packing power: 60kN          
Max hydraulic pressure: 220bar    
Maximum recommended pressure in return line: 20bar

Swedish manufacturer Engcon has also recently launched an EC206 tilt-rotator with EC-Oil quick hitch, and lightweight pallet fork for excavators in the 2- to 6-tonne weight class.

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