By Heather Burlingame, Senior Production Editor | September 28, 2010

 MBW GP3550 compactor

The GP3550 travels 20 percent faster than the GP3000 it replaces, moving 110 fpm. Amplitude increases by 10 percent, and overall weight was cut by 15 pounds. Deck has a full roll cage with an optional water tank for asphalt compaction. Base plate is self-cleaning with an open-sided design that allows material to flow out and away from the belt/pulley assembly. As of January 2006, MBW will be changing its model designations. Models for soil compaction will have a GP prefix; asphalt machines will have an AP prefix.