Equipment and Maintenance

New Line Of Yardmax Plate Compactors Pack A Punch

YARDMAX®, a manufacturer of innovative, high-quality outdoor power equipment (OPE), announced today the availability of its new line of YARDMAX plate compactors. Presented in varying compaction forces of 1,850 lbs., 2,500 lbs. and 3,000 lbs., this versatile equipment is designed to meet the demands of any small- to medium-sized outdoor project, delivering consistent compaction force to lengthen the life of the applied pavement. Following its commitment to deliver high-quality OPE products to the market at the best value, YARDMAX plate compactors are available on and competitively priced, starting at $399.

Built for reliable, long-lasting durability and engineered for packing down loose, granular soils, gravel, sand and other crushed aggregate, YARDMAX plate compactors ensure reduced water seepage, swelling and erosion to create a tight, air-free foundation with long lasting effect. This equipment eases the operator’s workload by offering premium design features – such as solid steel parts, attached wheels for easy transportation, recoil ignition and vibration-absorbing handles, as standard – for no upcharge.

“The versatility delivered by this family of products matches the needs and various levels of expertise our customers have,” said Shad Shafer, YARDMAX vice president. “As we continue to expand our product line with a wide range of offerings, we’re dedicated to maintaining a strong customer focus and delivering what’s missing in the market.”

The efficient 79cc 1,850 lb. compaction force plate compactor delivers 5,900 blows per minute using a 2.5 HP engine. Ideal for residential paving projects in advance of pouring concrete or laying bricks and stone, this model is competitively priced at $399. Additionally, the mid-size 196cc 2,500 lb. compaction force plate compactor produces 5,500 blows per minute using a 6.5 HP engine to help resist erosion and maintain the integrity of pavement jobs. This mid-sized model is priced at $499. Additional features included on small- to mid-sized YARDMAX plate compactors consist of:

  • Self-propelled drive.
  • Single, stamped solid steel plate with no weld beads to prevent rusting.
  • Fold-up transport wheels attached.
  • Mounted, three-point handle with rubber bushings for vibration absorption.
  • Fold-down handle for compact storage.
  • Stamping pad available to act as a buffer between plate and surface.
  • Recoil ignition for simple starting.
  • OHV-overhead valve engine.
  • Centrifugal flyweight for optimal engine control.

For customers who desire a heavier duty model, YARDMAX offers its 3,000 lb. compaction force plate compactor. Built with a Briggs & Stratton 6.5 HP OHV engine to provide the precise amount of power, this machine delivers cleaner, more fuel-efficient results. Priced at $579, this model boasts additional features including:

  • 208cc displacement.
  • Delivers 5,500 blows per minute.
  • Gas tank strainer & anti-splash device included for safety and convenience.

World-Class Support
YARDMAX is focused on anticipating the needs of its dealers and customers, with a U.S.-based, dedicated support team. The entire YARDMAX product line is backed by robust warranties and in-stock, readily available replacement parts – express-shipped if necessary. YARDMAX also offers a two-year residential warranty on all equipment and a 90-day commercial warranty. For more information about YARDMAX plate compactors, or the full line of OPE products, contact


Headquartered in Libertyville, Ill., YARDMAX was established in 2015 with a wide range of OPE products for every season. Offering a robust line of high-quality, durable outdoor power equipment at affordable prices, YARDMAX continues to advance the industry, set new standards and outperform others in its class. Providing design enhancements as standard, it delivers an optimal user experience and maximum value to its savvy customer base. Customer-centric in everything it does, YARDMAX seeks to provide consumers with the right equipment to get the job done, at the right price, time and again – all backed by world-class customer support. For more information, visit

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