International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has launched the new MS 595 and MS 695 tampers range to address productivity and maneuverability challenges in compaction tasks. The new range, its most compact and lightweight range of tampers in its 100 year history, provides users with powerful, highly maneuverable tampers plus, the addition of a new 6” plate model, alongside the 9 and 11” models, allows for work to be carried out in smaller, more enclosed spaces, providing greater comfort and productivity. With a forward-leaning design, the MS 595 and MS 695 offer superior control of the tamper, allowing users to walk-behind while the momentum carries the tamper forward. Additional features such as the easy-access control lever enable the operator to switch to idle with just one hand. The compact, slim line design make the new tampers ideal for narrow trench work with the ability to tightly move around objects. “We have designed our new tampers range to provide enhanced efficiency whilst still keeping the tried and tested, rugged reliability people expect from CP” says Andrzej Mroziński, product manager at Chicago Pneumatic. “Despite incorporating a more powerful engine the lightweight tampers are easy to transport whilst the reduction in noise and the ergonomic design provide additional comfort and safety.” The tampers are equipped with new 4-stroke Honda GXR 120 engines offering improved fuel consumption and fewer HC (Hydro Carbon) and NOx (mono-nitrogen oxides) emissions. The engines offer 3.5 hp (horse power) and have been specifically designed for the new tampers range to ensure maximum power to perform in even the toughest environments. Thanks to the installation of a brand new muffler and the overhead camshaft design, noise levels have also been reduced.