Background and Identification
The Wacker Compactor Plate VP1550AW is a 20-inch vibratory plate compactor produced by Wacker Neuson, an organization that produces and distributes concrete technology, compaction equipment, worksite technology, and compact construction equipment. The VP1550AW model plate compactor is designed for heavy-duty applications of sand and gravel into crevices to lock in pavers, bricks, and blocks using a 20-inch plate. It is meant for large projects like parking areas, driveways, or subfloors, as well as large hardscape projects. The plate compactor includes a large-capacity water tank and wide filler opening leads.
The VP1550AW model plate compactor has a compact design that allows for compaction in narrow spaces. It has a forward speed of up to 67 feet per minute and can compact up to 9,365 square feet per hour. It can operate on a grade of a maximum of 30 degrees and has a maximum centrifugal force of 3,375 pounds. The plate compactor includes a Honda gasoline-powered air-cooled, four-cycle, single-cylinder engine that displaces 9.9 cubic inches. The engine produces 5.0 horsepower at 3600 revolutions per minute. The engine can contain up to 0.95 gallons of fuel and can run for up to 4.75 hours on one tank of fuel.
The Wacker Compactor Plate VP1550AW can be identified by its mainly yellow plastic body with grey accents and details. The machine’s compactor plate is the same yellow color as the rest of its body. The machine includes a grey handle for pushing it along with the words “VP 1135” in a metal bar across the front of the handle.
Length x width x height (handle in working position): 40 x 19.5 x 35 in
Lowest working height: 26.7 in
Size of base plate (L x W): 23 x 19.5 in
Operating weight: 184 lbs | 83 kg
Compacted area (soil): up to 9,365 ft2/h
Forward speed (soil): up to 67 ft/min
Max. Grade: 30%
Vibration frequency: 97 Hz
Max. centrifugal force: 3,375 lb
Engine Type: Honda Gas Air-cooled, 4-cycle, single-cylinder
Displacement: 9.9 in3
Rated power output (@3600 rpm): 5.0 hp
Fuel tank capacity: 0.95 US gal
Run Time: 4.75 hr
Power Train: Centrifugal clutch and V-belt onto exciter which transmits centrifugal force onto the baseplate.