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MS Series Tampers Strike Hard, Hit Fast

Wed March 06, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Honda engines drive both the Chicago Pneumatic MS 590 and the MS 690.
Honda engines drive both the Chicago Pneumatic MS 590 and the MS 690.

Chicago Pneumatic tampers are well-balanced machines built to withstand the toughest working conditions while delivering powerful force and hitting power. With ergonomically engineered shock absorbers, an extra-strong metal frame and outstanding balance, the MS tampers are designed for operator comfort and high-productivity on the job site, according to the manufacturer.

Equipped with powerful engines, efficient carburetors and high-capacity air filters, Chicago Pneumatic MS Tampers range in weight from 144 to 185 lb. (64 to 84 kg).

Honda engines drive both the Chicago Pneumatic MS 590 and the MS 690.

“These tampers are powerful, well balanced and engineered to reduce operator fatigue and enhance productivity on the job site,” said Eudes Defoe, product manager handheld tools North America of Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment. “Also, with easy maintenance and low fuel consumption, these tampers can save contractors time and money.”

The MS 840, the largest and strongest tamper in the Chicago Pneumatic MS line, has the best compaction capability and its Hatz diesel engine provides extra force for the toughest applications, according to the manufacturer.

The interchangeable bottom plates are 9 in. (23 cm) wide on the smallest unit and 11 in. (28 cm) wide on the other models. All Chicago Pneumatic tampers offer low fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emissions.

These tampers also are designed with an extra strong metal frame, with large and efficient shock absorbers. These features provide operators with good traction and allow for fast, easy handling.

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