WEIGHT: 190 pounds
- 5.5 HP
- Must be transported by a truck or trailer
- Must be lifted by at least 2 people
- To compact sand, soil or gravel for preparation for concrete
- Must be filled with gas upon return. If not filled, renter will pay a $5.00 fee + gas
Compactor- 18 inch
Familiarity and proper training are required for the safe operation of, equipment! Equipment operated improperly or by untrained personnel can be dangerous! Read the operating instructions contained in both this manual and the engine manual and familiarize yourself with the location and proper use of all controls. Inexperienced operators should receive instruction from someone familiar with the equipment before being allowed to operate the machine.
1. NEVER allow anyone to operate this equipment without proper training. People operating this equipment must be familiar with the risks and hazards associated with it.
2. NEVER touch the engine or muffler while the engine is on or immediately after it has been turned off. These areas get hot and may cause burns.
3. NEVER use accessories or attachments that are not recommended by Wacker. Damage to equipment and injury to the user may result.
4. NEVER operate the machine with the belt guard missing. Exposed drive belt and pulleys create potentially dangerous hazards that can cause serious injuries.
5. NEVER leave machine running unattended.
6. ALWAYS be sure operators are familiar with proper safety precautions and operation techniques before using machine.
7. ALWAYS wear protective clothing appropriate to the job site when operating equipment.
8. ALWAYS wear hearing protection when operating equipment.
9. ALWAYS close fuel valve on engines equipped with one when machine is not being operated.
10. ALWAYS store equipment properly when it is not being used. Equipment should be stored in a clean, dry location out of the reach of children.
11. ALWAYS operate machine with all safety devices and guards in place and in working order. DO NOT modify or defeat safety devices. DO NOT operate machine if any safety devices or guards are missing or inoperative.
12. ALWAYS read, understand, and follow procedures in Operator's Manual before attempting to operate equipment.
1. DO NOT run machine indoors or in an enclosed area such as s trench unless adequate ventilation, through such items as fans or hoses, is provided. Exhaust gas from the engine co, poisonous carbon monoxide gas; exposure to carbon monoxide cause loss of consciousness and may lead to death.
2. DO NOT smoke while operating machine.
3. DO NOT smoke when refueling engine.
4. DO NOT refuel hot or running engine.
5. DO NOT refuel engine near open flame.
6. DO NOT spill fuel when refueling engine.
7. DO NOT run engine near open flames.
8. ALWAYS refill fuel tank in well-ventilated area,
9. ALWAYS replace fuel tank cap after refueling.
10. ALWAYS check fuel lines and fuel tank for leaks and cracks are starting engine. Do not run machine if fuel leaks are present or lines are loose.
The engine requires regular grade unleaded gasoline. Use only fresh clean gasoline. Gasoline containing water or dirt will damage fuel system. Before Starting
Read and understand safety and operating instructions at this manual.
ü Oil level in engine.
ü Fuel level.
ü Condition of air cleaner.
ü Tightness of external fasteners.
ü Condition of fuel lines.
1. Open fuel valve by moving lever to the right. Note: If engine is cold, move choke lever to close position engine is hot, set choke to open position.
2. Turn engine switch to "ON"
3. Open throttle by moving it slightly to left
4. Pull starter rope Note: If the oil level in the engine is low, the engine will not start. If this happens, add oil to engine. Some engines are equipped with an oil alert light that will come on while pulling the starter rope.
5. Open choke as engine warms.
6. Open throttle fully to operate.
q Reduce engine RPM to idle by moving throttle completely to right.
q Turn engine switch to "OFF"
q Close fuel valve by moving lever to the left.
This plate is designed for compacting loose, granular soils, gravel, and paving stones. It is intended to be used in confined areas and areas next to structures such as walls, curbs, and foundations. Plates equipped with water tanks can be used for compacting asphalt. This plate is not recommended for compacting cohesive soils with heavy clay content. For cohesive soil, use a vibratory rammer or sheep foot roller.
Run engine at full throttle and allow plate to pull itself along at its normal speed. When operating on an incline it may be necessary to assist plate by pushing it forward slightly. Depending on the mat being compacted, three or four passes are recommended to achieve the best compaction. While a certain amount of moisture in the soil is necessary, excess moisture may cause soil particles to stick together and prevent good compaction. If soil is extremely wet, allow it to dry somewhat before compacting.
If soil is so dry as to create dust clouds while operating plate, some moisture should be added to the ground material to improve compaction. This will also reduce service to the air filter. When using plate on paving stones, attach a pad to the bottom of plate to prevent chipping or grinding surface of the stones. A Special urethane pad designed for this purpose is available as an optional accessory.
CAUTION: DO NOT operate plate on concrete or on extremely hard, dry or compacted surfaces. The plate will jump rather than vibrate and could damage both plate and engine.