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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine

Item# 999331
Single-direction plate compactor is designed to compact granular soils and crushed aggregate. Quiet 160cc OHV Honda GX-160 engine with high power and low fuel consumption powers the 21 1/2in. x 16 1/2in. compacting plate. HP 5.5, Overall Dimensions L x W x H in. 21 x 17 x 37, Bore x Stroke mm 68 x 45, Blows Per Minute BPM 4,000, Compaction Depth in. 22in., Area Capacity Per Hour sq. ft. 6236706, Engine Type 160cc Honda GX160 OHV, Travel Speed ft. per min. 65 to 82, Vibrations Per Minute VPM 6,400, Compaction Force lbs. 3,968, Compacting Plate Dimensions L x W in. 21 1/2 x 16 1/2, Rated Watts kW 4.1 kW at 3,600 RPM. Float type carburetor Transistorized ignition Angled combustion chamber for increased power and efficiency Centrifugal flyweight type governor 12V lighting coil Overall displacement of 126cc Gas tank strainer and antisplash device included Easy-check oil level for vibrating shaft exciter via sight glass Lift and protect guard applied Optional wheel kit Item# 999238 sold separately
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
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(8 Reviews) 8
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Rating Summary (8 reviews)
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8 of 8(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Review 1 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great machine

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August 21, 2012
By TKM6302
from Seattle
""Ordered it and received it in a timely fashion. No assembly required. Unpacked it, took a quick look at the manuals, added oil and gas pulled on the cord and it started immediately. Using it to prepare a 1200 sq foot driveway including walkways. Great machine starts the first time and every time. Wheels are a little hard to put on due to tightness of the pin but a needle nose plyers does the trick."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+9points
9out of 9found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Plate Compactor

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August 13, 2012
By ate3family
from Remer, MN
"Works great. The quality of the compactor was as expected. Wish I would have bought one a long time ago."
Describe Yourself: Professional
-9points
4out of 17found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Paver Construction

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March 21, 2011
By Greenman33
from Madison, WI
"This compactor is easy to use, very durable,low maintenance and great to use for small patios, walkways and wall construction. We will be buying another one."
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+4points
9out of 14found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product

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February 15, 2010
By Chuckyd
from NJ
"Ive had this compactor for several years. It has never let me down. For a lighter wieght unit it does just as good a job as the big boys."
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+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

So far so good!

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November 3, 2009
By TonkaToy
from Montreal, Canada
"Ordered it and received it in a timely fashion. Unpacked it, took a quick look at the manuals, oil and gas and it’s been running great for about 3 weeks now. Bought it for a 1000 sq ft paver project and then a 130 ft retaining wall, and this is just perfect for me. Starts great and works real well. Bonus: Ordered it at the web price and checked the site about a week later. It was on sale for a little over $100 off. I called Northern Tool and the girl I spoke with promptly refunded the difference, no hassles. One minor quibble, you get two manuals with this, one for the Honda engine, very detailed and concise. The other is for the plate compactor itself. This could have been a bit better. Wasn’t terrible, but could have been a bit more complete in my opinion. Overall, very satisfied and would recommend this product…especially for this great price."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
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Review 6 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product

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November 24, 2008
By Anonymous
from Camp Point, IL
"Filled it with oil and gas, fired it up and went right to work.
The Honda engine and compactor performed well.
After initial operation in dusty conditions, the engine would not return to idle.
An application of WD-40 on throttle and govener linkages fixed the problem.
Subsequent operation in somewhat less dusty conditions was problem free.
"
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+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 7 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

plate compactor

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October 8, 2007
By dirtguy
from starkville,ms
"My plate compactor arrived to me with out any trouble with proper notice and runs like champ."
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+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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Review 8 for Northern Industrial Single-Direction Plate Compactor with Honda Engine
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Dependable, contractor grade compactor

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July 9, 2007
By pwhitty
from Nova Scotia, Canada.
"This compactor is as good or better than any I have rented in the past.
Compaction lbs/sq inch is more than adequate for my needs - mostly class A gravel and crusher fines every 6" or so - for swimming pools and lanscaping base / foundations for stone work.
It gets used daily and is transported all over the region.
The only small issue with the machine was the throttle control lever on the handle, but they never last anyway. I have never seen one on a rental that lasted more than a week. Anyway, I disabled mine because it was not working properly for a couple of reasons and I didn't have the time to try to make it work more than once.
Other than that, It is a good, tough, dependable machine. It starts every time, the first time.
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+15points
15out of 15found this review helpful.
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