Tomahawk 5.5 HP Honda Vibratory Plate Compactor Tamper for Ground, Gravel, Dirt, Asphalt, Compaction GX160 Engine

(8 customer reviews)


  • 5.5 HP Honda Engine model able to compact over 3,000 lbs. per square ft.
  • Travel speed of 79 ft. per minute for greater productivity
  • Maneuverable and user friendly, our compact 17 x 21 in. plate can work around cramped and narrow spaces
  • Heavily reinforced by a steel exciter box for ultimate protection, yet still light enough for smooth operation
  • Backed by 3-year engine warranty and 1-year product warranty


Product Description


• 163cc / 5.5 HP Honda Engine

• Compaction force of 3000 lbs/ft² at 6400 blows per minute

• Compaction of cohesive and granular soils and clays up to 22 in.

• Travel speed of 79 ft. per minute

• Compact 17 x 21 in. plate works around cramped and narrow spaces

• A full 2 dBA quieter than competitive models

• Large 1 Gal. fuel

• CARB and EPA compliant


• Engine: Honda GX160

• Power: 5.5HP

• Weight: 220 lbs

• Plate Size (LxW): 17 x 21 in

• Centrifugal Force: 13 Kn

• Vibration Frequency: 100 hz

• Travel Speed: 79 ft/min

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Compacts Cohesive Soils Up to 15″

Use on for cohesive soils such as subbase, clay silt, clay, or mixed soils – for projects involving landscapes, hardscapes, road repair, and more.

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Compact Granular Soils Up to 22″

Compact granular soils such as gravel, based, and mixed soils in preparation for retaining walls, foundations, trenchwork, and more.


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98-100% Compaction Rating

Vibrating at 6,400 blows/min, this forward plate compactor is perfect for professional applications requiring nuclear density testing and field compaction tests.


Versatile & Compact

Designed to maneuver narrow, cramped spaces at 79 ft/min – this plate compactor is a contractor’s first choice for sidewalks, driveways, and repair work.


163cc Honda GX160

Durable and tough, this plate compactor is built to last, making it perfect for professionals, construction equipment rental, and do-it-yourselfers alike.

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Tomahawk Power understands to keep a job site running smoothly, the proper equipment and parts are needed at the drop of a hat. Gain access to faster spare parts availability, nationwide repair centers, and a comprehensive library of operations manuals, assembly guides, explosion diagrams, and more. Choose Tomahawk today and Power Your World!

Additional information

Weight 220 kg
Dimensions 34 × 20 × 27 cm
Part Number


Item Weight

220 pounds

Product Dimensions

34 x 20 x 27 inches

Item model number



Compactor Only



Power Source


Item Package Quantity


Included Components

5.5 HP Honda Vibratory Plate Compactor GX160 Engine

Batteries Included


Batteries Required




Date First Available

February 28 2018


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8 reviews for Tomahawk 5.5 HP Honda Vibratory Plate Compactor Tamper for Ground, Gravel, Dirt, Asphalt, Compaction GX160 Engine

  1. Blaskodds

    Tomahawk has great customer supportThe plate compactor was shipped directly to my house in a well built crate. It felt like I won the grand prize like in the movie A Christmas Story. The machine started right up and worked perfectly. It is easy to handle and really does a nice job of compacting the ground. The benefit of going with Tomahawk Power Equipment is they do support their machines with parts on hand. I did a ton of research before purchasing and found that Tomahawk was the most affordable equipment with the best support. My equipment is for home use but this compactor could easily be used on a daily basis out on a jobsite.

  2. Carolynn C. Harder

    Does the job.I’m a homeowner so don’t i can’t vouch for longevity.We disabled the cut off circuit after first use. This is std on this Honda motor but on a vibrating machine and at angles? Not a good thing.Starts like a champ. Compacts road grade and gravel as well as the more expensive unit an excavator we hired has. Paid for it in a week considering the what the excavator charges.

  3. Lloyd Brian Siverts

    Great MachineHave been needing to rent one of these often enough to justify getting one of my own. Was very pleased to find the option of a Honda driven compactor. Arrived quickly, easy instructions, started the first pull, my first job I needed to compact I got 98% compaction on the test results. Very Pleased!!!

  4. OldBuyer

    No assembly instructions and Melts it’s wheels.No assembly instructions.Also, do NOT run the compactor with the wheels attached. The exhaust blows directly onto a wheel and melts it!

  5. David Ayres

    This is a great machineThis is a great compactor and the wheels are an extremely added plus

  6. John Martinez

    Proffesional gradeLightweight and compacts very well. We use it proffessionally on a weekly basis and have not had any problems

  7. Wesley k. Withrow

    Solid machineI give this machine 4 thumbs up. Starts first pull, compacts like a champ. Solid machine great price and it has a Honda motor. Why wouldn’t you buy it

  8. ALomeli

    Great vibratory plate, compact and really effectiveUsed few times already on subgrade preparation for concrete slabs; it works really good. Transportation is easy because the wheels included

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