The JCB VMP-18 reversible plate compactor is heavier and wider than the VMP-14. It’s still hydrostatically operated and designed for use on granular and cohesive material. The VMP-18 weighs 177 kg and power is provided by a 3.1 kW Hatz engine. Working width is 450 mm and centrifugal force is 30 kN.
There are reversing and stationary features for confined areas and all directional control is lever-operated. The machine is in 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 available on the JCB Africa Website.