The JCB VMP 14 reversible plate compactor is heavier, wider and more powerful than the VMP 8. It’s still hydrostatically operated and designed for use on granular and cohesive material. The VMP 14 weighs 135 kg (68% more) and power is provided by a 3.1 kW Hatz engine. Working width is 425 mm and centrifugal force is 56% improved at 25 kN.
There are reversing and stationary features for confined areas and all directional control is lever-operated. The engine is shock-mounted and vibrator bearings are lifetime-lubricated for durability. Added to that is a wear-resistant, high-grade cast damping plate and a roll cage that doubles as a lifting bail.
For operator comfort, specially balanced and isolated guide bars protect hands and arms from excessive vibrations. Finally, there’s a built-in device for attaching a vulcolan paving mat (an optional extra item for compacting paving stones and similar material).
- Single forward/reverse control lever
- Wear resistant, high grade cast damping plate
- Isolated guide bar reduces hand arm vibration
- Lifetime lubricated vibrator bearings
Full specifications are available on the JCB Africa Website.