A plate compactor is an indispensable piece of construction equipment that is used to compress different types of soil and gravel.
Plate compactors find their use in various outdoor projects, like compacting soil before paving and then rolling paving by attaching a brick roller.
- Fuel: Unleaded Petrol
- Plate Size: 400mm(W) x 703mm(L)
- Working Width: 400mm
- Centrifugal Force: 25kN
- Compaction Depth: 100mm
- Weight: 154kg
Consumables sold and other equipment normally on hire with this product
- Unleaded Petrol
- Brick Roller Attachment
- The thickness of the layer to be compacted should be approx. 150mm but no less than 50mm.
- Make sure material is slightly moist, avoid over compaction.
- Do not operate plate compactors or any gasoline-powered machines inside a building or other enclosed environment that is not fully vented.
- Keep hands and clothing away from the plate's moving parts at all times.
- Never refuel a plate compactor unless the engine is stopped and cool. Re-fueling a hot engine can result in burns or explosions.
- Make certain the work area is clear of debris to prevent tripping or falling onto the machine.
- When operating on a relatively level grade, a plate compactor will move under its own power with the operator simply directing its travel path. When compacting on a grade that is not level, the operator might have to take steps to ensure his or her safety.
- During uphill compaction, it might be necessary for the operator to pull the machine slightly.
- Plate compactors also tend to slide sideways when operating on a sloping terrain. To prevent the plate from sliding, steer the plate toward the rise of the slope to angle the machine.
- Avoid operating a plate compactor on a fully-compacted, hard or non-yielding surface. Running a compactor on these surfaces will inflict costly damage to the unit and could redirect the plate's vibratory forces away from the surface to the operator, causing injury.
Safety Equipment suggested:
Protection against high noise levels. Earplugs are suitable for short-term work.
Wear safety footwear for toe protection.
Gauntlets, PVC, cotton or rigger gloves