WEN Products

Plate Compactor
Item # 56035
Owner’s Manual
Manual del Propietario
Questions? Problems?
Please call our customer help line:
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FEATURES
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Heavy Duty 24"x18" Compacting Plate
Swing-over Handle Allows Instant Operation on Both Sides
5400 Vibrations per Minute
4496 lbs Compaction Force
Heavy Duty Frame Features a Central Lifting Point for Easy Loading/Unloading
Powerful 212 cc 4 Stroke Engine
Low Oil Automatic Shutoff
1 Gallon Fuel Tank Capacity
Engine Meets EPA Emission Standards
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PLATE COMPACTOR IDENTIFICATION
For information and questions, please contact the Customer Service Help Line by calling (888) 3153080. Certain information will be requested by the Customer Service Representative and to facilitate
that, please fill in the information below.
Refer to the illustration below for the location of Serial Number. Record plate compactor information
in the spaces provided below.
DATE OF PURCHASE: ______________________________________________
PURCHASED FROM: ______________________________________________
MODEL NUMBER: __________________________________________________
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER: _________________________________________
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER
SERVICE RECORD
Record Service Dates:
Date
Date
Date
Oil Change
Change spark plug
Clean Fuel Tank
Clean Air Cleaner
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PLATE COMPACTOR IDENTIFICATION .................................................................................i
SERVICE RECORD .........................................................................................................................i
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................ 1
SAFETY INFORMATION .............................................................................................................. 2
GENERAL SAFETY PROCEDURES ........................................................................................... 3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................... 5
PLATE COMPACTOR COMPONENTS...................................................................................... 6
ASSEMBLY ...................................................................................................................................... 7
PLATE COMPACTOR PREPARATION ..................................................................................... 8
Using the Plate Compactor for the First Time ................................................................................ 8
Step 1 - Fill Oil ........................................................................................................................... 8
Step 2- Add Gasoline .................................................................................................................. 9
STARTING THE PLATE COMPACTOR .................................................................................. 11
SUBSEQUENT STARTING OF THE PLATE COMPACTOR ............................................... 12
Step 1- Check the Oil................................................................................................................ 12
Step 2 – Check the Fuel Level .................................................................................................. 12
USING THE PLATE COMPACTOR .......................................................................................... 13
STOPPING THE PLATE COMPACTOR .................................................................................. 14
MAINTENANCE / CARE ............................................................................................................. 15
Cleaning the Plate Compactor ...................................................................................................... 15
Checking the Oil ........................................................................................................................... 15
Changing/ Adding Oil .................................................................................................................. 16
Air Cleaner Maintenance .............................................................................................................. 17
Spark Plug Maintenance ............................................................................................................... 18
Draining the Fuel Tank ................................................................................................................. 18
STORAGE / TRANSPORT PROCEDURES .............................................................................. 19
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................................ 20
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................................................. 21
EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST .................................................................................... 222
WARRANTY STATEMENT ........................................................................................................ 28
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INTRODUCTION
Thank You for Purchasing a Construct Zone TM Product.
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This manual provides information regarding the safe operation and maintenance of this product.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this manual.
Construction Zone TM reserves the right to change this product and specifications at any time
without prior notice.
Please keep this manual available to all users during the entire life of the plate compactor.
Special Messages
This manual contains special messages to bring attention to potential safety concerns, plate
compactor damage as well as helpful operating and servicing information. Please read all the
information carefully to avoid injury and machine damage.
Questions? Problems?
In order to answer questions and solve problems in the most efficient and speedy manner,
contact Customer Service at:
(888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST
NOTICE REGARDING EMISSIONS
Engines that are certified to comply with U.S. EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off
Road Equipment), are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and may include the
following emission control systems: (EM) Engine Modifications and (TWC) Three-Way Catalyst
(if so equipped).
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Before operating this plate compactor read and observe all warnings, cautions, and
instructions on this sheet, on the plate compactor, and in the Owner’s Manual.
NOTE: The following safety information is not meant to cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. Read the entire Owner’s Manual for safety and operating
instructions. Failure to follow instructions and safety information could result in serious
injury or death.
This safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards that can result in
personal injury.
A signal word (DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION) is used
with the alert symbol to indicate the likelihood and the potential severity of injury.
In addition, a hazard symbol may be used to represent the type of hazard.
DANGER indicates a hazard, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard, which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard, which, if not avoided, might result in minor or
moderate injury.
CAUTION, when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could
result in damage to the engine or plate compactor.
SAFETY SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS
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GENERAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
For any questions regarding the hazard and safety notices listed in this manual or on the
product, please call (888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST before using the plate compactor.
DANGER: CARBON MONOXIDE. Using an plate compactor indoors
CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Plate compactor exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO). This is a poison gas you
cannot see or smell. If you can smell the plate compactor exhaust, you are
breathing CO. But even if you cannot smell the exhaust, you could be breathing
CO.
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NEVER use an plate compactor inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, or other partly
enclosed areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up in these areas. Using
a fan or opening windows and doors does NOT supply enough fresh air.
 ONLY use a plate compactor outside and far away from windows, doors, and vents.
These openings can pull in plate compactor exhaust.
Even if you use a plate compactor correctly, CO may leak into the home. ALWAYS use a
battery-powered or battery-backup CO alarm in the home.
If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak after the plate compactor has been running, move to
fresh air RIGHT AWAY. See a doctor. You may have carbon monoxide poisoning.
WARNING:
The exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARNING:
This plate compactor may emit highly
flammable and explosive gasoline vapors, which can
cause severe burns or even death, if ignited. A nearby open flame can lead to
explosion even if not directly in contact with gasoline.
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Do not operate near open flame.
Do not smoke near plate compactor.
Always operate on a firm, level surface.
Always turn engine off before refueling. Allow engine to cool for at least 2 minutes
before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.
Do not overfill fuel tank. Gasoline may expand during operation. Do not fill to the
top of the tank. Allow for expansion.
Always check for spilled fuel before operating.
Empty fuel tank before storing or transporting the plate compactor.
Before transporting, turn fuel valve to off and disconnect spark plug wire.
Do not allow children or non-qualified persons to operate.
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WARNING:
This plate compactor produces heat when running.
Temperatures near exhaust can exceed 150º F (65º C).
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Do not touch hot surfaces. Pay attention to warning labels on the plate compactor
identifying hot parts of the machine.
Allow engine to cool down after use before touching engine or areas of the engine that
become hot during use.
CAUTION: Misuse of this plate compactor can damage it or shorten its life.
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Use plate compactor only for its intended purposes.
Allow plate compactor to run for several minutes before connecting electrical devices.
Shut off and disconnect any malfunctioning devices from plate compactor.
Do not exceed the wattage capacity of the plate compactor by plugging in more electrical
devices than the unit can handle.
Do not turn on electrical devices until after they are connected to the plate compactor.
Turn off all connected electrical devices before stopping the plate compactor.
Turn engine switch to “off” position when the engine is not running.
Do not operate the Plate Compactor in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which can ignite flammable materials.
Keep bystanders and children at least six feet away while operating the Plate Compactor.
Distractions can cause you to lose control. Protect others in the work area from debris such as
chips and sparks. Provide barriers and shields as needed. Never allow children operate or play on
or near the Plate Compactor.
The Plate Compactor should only be used in outdoor areas. Carbon monoxide fumes (from the
gasoline engine) are a colorless, odorless gas that, if inhaled, can cause serious illness or death. If
the Plate Compactor is used in enclosed spaces, the area must be well-ventilated and Engine
exhaust fumes must be piped out of the enclosed space using leak-free, heat-resistant piping. The
pipes should not use any flammable materials, nor should they be installed near the same. Engine
exhaust fumes must be within legal limits.
Before performing compacting work near buildings or above pipelines, check the effect of the
vibrations on the buildings and pipelines. If necessary, immediately stop the compacting work.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS – This manual contains important instructions for plate
compactor product that should be followed during installation and maintenance of the plate
compactor.
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Plate compactors vibrate in normal use. Have damaged items repaired or replaced as
necessary.
In addition to the previous safety notices, please become familiar with the safety and hazard
markings on the plate compactor.
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PLATE COMPACTOR COMPONENTS
When unpacking, check to make sure all the parts shown on the parts list is included.
If there are any damaged or missing parts, please call (888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST for
customer service
Please familiarize yourself with the locations and functions of the various components and controls
of your plate compactor.
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Muffler
Handle
Handle Lever
Gas Tank Cap
Gas Tank
Air Cleaner
Engine Switch
Choke Lever
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Fuel Valve
Recoil Starter handle
Lifting Handle
Base
ASSEMBLY
In order to best protect the plate compactor while in the package, this product comes with some
components disassembled. Please complete the following assembly step before proceeding to use
the plate compactor.
If after reading this section, you are unsure about how to perform any of the steps, please call
(888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST for customer service.
WARNING: This plate compactor is heavy.
Some procedures may require
lifting equipment or two people.
Attach Handle
To attach the handle to the plate compactor,
perform the following steps:
1. Attach the end of the handle to the bolt
on the base (see Figure1). Then tighten
it with the lock nut.
2. Repeat it for the other side.
Figure 1
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PLATE COMPACTOR PREPARATION
Using the plate compactor for the First Time
The following section describes steps necessary to prepare the plate compactor for use. If
after reading this section, you are unsure about how to perform any of the steps please call
(888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST for customer service. Failure to perform these steps properly
can damage the plate compactor or shorten its life.
Step 1 - Fill Oil
The plate compactor is shipped without oil. User must add the proper amount of oil before
operating the plate compactor for the first time. The oil capacity of the engine crankcase is 20
fluid oz.
Select good quality detergent oil bearing the American Petroleum Institute (API) service
classifications SJ, SL, or SM. (Synthetic oils may be used.) Use the SAE viscosity grade
of oil from the following chart that matches the starting temperature anticipated before
the next oil changes.
Figure 2- Engine oil recommendations
To fill oil to the crankcase, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the plate compactor is on a level surface. Tilting the plate compactor to assist
in filling will cause oil to flow into engine areas and will cause damage. Keep plate
compactor level!
2. Remove the oil filler/dipstick cap from the engine as shown in figure 3.
3. Using a funnel, add the appropriate type and amount of oil into the crankcase. The
crankcase is full when the oil level has reached the second thread from the lip of the
opening (see figure 4).
4. Check for oil leaks. Reinstall oil filler cap before starting engine.
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Figure 3- Unscrewing the oil cap
Figure 4- filling oil
Step 2- Add Gasoline
WARNING:
This plate compactor may emit
highly flammable and explosive gasoline vapors,
which can cause severe burns or even death if ignited.
A nearby open flame can lead to explosion even if not directly in contact with
gasoline.
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Do not operate near open flame.
Do not smoke near plate compactor.
Always operate on a firm, level surface.
Always turn plate compactor off before refueling. Allow plate compactor to cool for
at least 2 minutes before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in
tank.
Do not overfill fuel tank. Gasoline may expand during operation. Do not fill to the
top of the tank. Allow for expansion.
Always check for spilled fuel before operating. Clean up any spilled fuel before
starting.
Empty fuel tank before storing or transporting the plate compactor.
Before transporting, turn fuel valve to off position and disconnect spark plug wire.
Use fresh (within 30 days from purchase), unleaded gasoline with a minimum 87 octane rating. Do
not use gasoline which contains Methanol. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
To add gasoline, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the plate compactor is on a level surface.
2. Unscrew fuel tank cap and set aside (NOTE: the fuel cap may be tight and hard to
unscrew).
3. Slowly add unleaded gasoline to the fuel tank. Be careful not to overfill. Please refer to the
chart in figure 4 for the fuel capacity. The fuel gauge on the top of the plate compactor
indicates how much gasoline is in the plate compactor fuel tank. NOTE: Do not fill the
fuel tank to the very top. Gasoline will expand and spill over during use even with the
fuel cap in place.
4. Reinstall fuel cap and wipe off any spilled gasoline with a dry cloth.
IMPORTANT:
 Never use an oil/gasoline mixture.
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Never use old gasoline.
Avoid letting dirt or water into the fuel tank.
Gasoline can age in the tank and make it hard to start up the plate compactor in the future.
Never store plate compactor for extended periods of time with fuel in the tank.
Model number
Fuel tank
capacity
56035
1 Gallon
Figure 5- Fuel Tank Capacity
NOTE: After completing the 2-step Plate compactor Preparation, the plate compactor is
ready to be started.
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STARTING THE PLATE COMPACTOR
Before starting the plate compactor, make sure you have read and performed the steps in
the “Plate compactor Preparation” section of this manual. If you are unsure about how to
perform any of the steps in this manual please call (888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST for
customer service.
DANGER: CARBON MONOXIDE. Using a plate compactor indoors CAN
KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Plate compactor exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO). This is a poison gas you
cannot see or smell. If you can smell the plate compactor exhaust, you are
breathing CO. But even if you cannot smell the exhaust, you could be breathing
CO.
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NEVER use a plate compactor inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, or other partly
enclosed areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up in these areas. Using
a fan or opening windows and doors does NOT supply enough fresh air.
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ONLY use a plate compactor outside and far away from windows, doors, and vents.
These openings can pull in plate compactor exhaust.
Even if you use a plate compactor correctly, CO may leak into the home. ALWAYS use a
battery-powered or battery-backup CO alarm in the home.
If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak after the plate compactor has been running, move to
fresh air RIGHT AWAY. See a doctor. You may have carbon monoxide poisoning.
To start your plate compactor, perform the following steps:
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Check the oil and fuel levels.
Turn the fuel valve to the “on” position.
Move the choke lever to the “start” position.
Set the engine switch to the “on” position.
Move handle lever to MIN position.
Pull on the recoil starter handle slowly until a slight resistance is felt. Then pull quickly to
start the engine. Return cord gently into the machine. Never allow the cord to snap back.
7. If engine fails to start, repeat step 7. NOTE: After repeated failed attempts to start the
engine, please consult the troubleshooting guide before attempting again. If problems
persist please call (888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST.
8. Once the engine has started, slowly return the choke lever all the way to the “open”
position.
9. Allow the plate compactor to run for several minutes before engaging the compactor.
10. Move handle lever to MAX position to engage the plate.
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SUBSEQUENT STARTING OF THE PLATE COMPACTOR
If this is not the first time using the plate compactor, user should take the following steps to
prepare it for operation.
IMPORTANT: At this point the user should be familiar with the procedures described in the
section titled “Using the Plate compactor for the First Time.” If the user has not yet read
this section, go back and read it now.
Step 1- Check the Oil
Oil consumption is normal during plate compactor usage. The plate compactor is equipped with a
low-oil shutoff to protect it from damage. The oil level in the engine should be checked before
each use to ensure that the engine crankcase contains sufficient lubricant.
To check or add oil, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the plate compactor is on a level surface. Clean around oil fill.
2. Remove the oil filler/dipstick cap and check oil level.
3. If oil level is below the second thread from the lip of the oil fill opening, slowly add oil
until the engine crankcase is filled.
4. Reinstall and tighten oil filler cap before starting the engine. .
Step 2 – Check the Fuel Level
Before starting the plate compactor, check to see that there is sufficient gasoline in the fuel tank.
The fuel gauge on top of the plate compactor will indicate the fuel level in the tank. Add gasoline
if necessary but leave sufficient room in tank for expansion.
WARNING:
This plate compactor may emit highly
flammable and explosive gasoline vapors, which can
cause severe burns or even death if ignited. A nearby
open flame can lead to explosion even if not directly in contact with fuel.
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Do not operate near open flame.
Do not smoke near plate compactor.
Always operate on a firm, level surface.
Always turn engine off before refueling. Allow engine to cool for at least 2 minutes
before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.
 Do not overfill fuel tank. Gasoline may expand during operation. Do not fill to the
top of the tank. Allow for expansion.
 Always check for spilled fuel before operating. Clean up any spilled fuel before
starting.
 Empty fuel tank before storing or transporting the plate compactor.
 Before transporting, turn fuel valve to off and disconnect spark plug wire.
IMPORTANT:
 Use only UNLEADED gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or higher.
 Do not use old gasoline.
 Never use an oil/gasoline mixture.
 Avoid letting dirt or water into the fuel tank.
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USING THE PLATE COMPACTOR
This plate compactor 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.
This plate compactor is not recommended for compacting cohesive soils with heavy clay content.
Run the engine at full throttle and allow the plate to pull itself along at its normal speed.
When operating on an incline it may be necessary to assist the plate by pushing it forward slightly.
When operating downhill hold the plate back slightly, if it begins to pick up speed.
Depending on the material being compacted, three or four passes are recommended to achieve the
best compaction.
While a certain amount of moisture in the soil is necessary, excessive 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.
For compacting asphalt, use a water tank to wet the asphalt and the underside of plate.
This will prevent asphalt material from sticking. Two passes are usually sufficient to ensure good
compaction.
When using the plate on paving stones, attach a pad to the bottom of the plate to prevent chipping
or grinding surface of stones. A special polyurethane pad designed for this purpose is available as
an optional accessory.
WARNING: DO NOT operate the plate on concrete or on extremely hard, dry, compacted
surfaces. The plate will jump rather than vibrate and could damage both the plate and the engine.
Grip the handle firmly with both hands. To avoid injury, keep hands, fingers, and feet away from
the compactor base. Grip the handle of the compactor firmly with both hands. If both hands are
holding the handle and your feet are clear of the compactor base, your hands, fingers, and feet
cannot be injured by the plate.
Adjust the handle lever between its “MIN” to “MAX” position, depending on the desired vibration
speed.
Slowly guide the plate compactor in the desired direction.
Always keep a safe distance away from the edge of ditches and avoid any actions that may cause
the plate compactor to topple over.
Always ascend slopes carefully in a direct path and back up slopes to prevent the plate compactor
from toppling back onto the operator.
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STOPPING THE PLATE COMPACTOR
To stop the plate compactor:
1. Move handle lever to MIN position to disengage the compactor.
2. Turn the engine switch to the “OFF” position.
3. Turn the fuel valve to the “OFF” position.
WARNING: Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before touching
areas that become hot during use.
CAUTION: Allowing gasoline to sit in the plate compactor tank for long periods of time
without use can make it difficult to start the engine in the future. Never store plate
compactor for extended periods of time with fuel in the tank.
Note: Always park the plate compactor on a firm and level surface.
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MAINTENANCE / CARE
Proper routine maintenance of your plate compactor will help prolong the life of your machine.
Please perform maintenance checks and operations according the schedule in figure 6.
If you have questions about any of the maintenance procedures listed in this manual, please
call (888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5 CST.
CAUTION: Never perform maintenance operations while the engine is running.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule
Engine oil
Air cleaner
spark plug
fuel tank
check level
replace
check
clean
check/ clean
check fuel level
clean
each use
x
first month
then every
20 hrs
x
every 3
every 6
months or months or every year
50 hrs
100 hrs
or 300 hrs
x
x
x
x
x
x
Figure 6- Recommended maintenance schedule
Cleaning the Plate compactor
Never clean the plate compactor when it is running!
If the plate compactor becomes dirty, clean the exterior with a damp cloth, a soft brush, vacuum or
pressurized air.
Checking the Oil
Check the oil level of the engine according to the Recommended Maintenance Schedule in Figure
6. The engine is equipped with an automatic shutoff to protect it from running with low oil
pressure. The engine should be checked before each use for proper oil level. This is a critical step
for proper engine starting.
To check or add oil, follow these steps: (Figure 7)
1. Make sure the plate compactor is on a level surface. Clean around oil fill.
2. Remove the oil filler/dipstick cap and check oil level.
3. If oil level is below the second thread from the lip of the oil fill opening, slowly add oil
until the engine crankcase is filled.
4. Reinstall and tighten oil filler cap before starting the engine. .
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Figure 7- Checking the oil
Changing/ Adding Oil
Change the oil according to the maintenance schedule in figure 6. Change the oil when the engine
is warm. This will allow for complete drainage. Change oil more often if operating under heavy
load or high ambient temperatures. It is also necessary to drain the oil from the crankcase if it has
become contaminated with water or dirt.
The oil capacity of the engine in this plate compactor is 20 fluid oz. Add oil when the oil level is
low.
Drain the oil from the engine according to the following steps:
1. Place a container underneath the engine to catch oil as it drains.
2. Using a hex wrench, unscrew the oil drain plug (see figure 8). Allow all the oil to drain
from the engine.
3. Reinstall the oil drain plug and tighten with a hex wrench.
To fill the crankcase with oil, follow these steps:
1. Make sure the plate compactor is on a level surface. Tilting the plate compactor to assist
in filling will cause oil to flow into engine areas and will cause damage. Keep plate
compactor level!
2. Remove the oil filler/dipstick cap from the engine as shown in figure 7 above.
3. Using a funnel, add the appropriate type and amount of oil into the crankcase. The
crankcase is full when the oil level has reached the second thread from the lip of the
opening (see figure 9).
4. Check for oil leaks. Reinstall oil filler cap before starting engine.
Figure 8- Draining oil
Figure 9- Adding oil
NOTE: Never dispose of used motor oil in the trash or down a drain. Please call your local
recycling center or auto garage to arrange oil disposal.
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Air Cleaner Maintenance
Routine maintenance of the air cleaner helps maintain proper air flow to the carburetor. Check that
the air cleaner is free of excessive dirt.
1. Remove air cleaner cover (a). Remove both elements and inspect them for holes or tears.
Replace damaged elements.
2. Wash foam element (b) in solution of mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly in
clean water. Allow element to dry thoroughly. Soak element in clean engine oil and
squeeze out excess oil.
3. Tap paper element (c) lightly to remove excess dirt. Replace paper element if it appears
heavily soiled.
Figure 10- air cleaner
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Spark Plug Maintenance
The spark plug is important for proper engine operation. A good spark plug should be intact, free
of deposits, and properly gapped. To inspect the spark plug:
1. Pull on the spark plug cap to remove it.
2. Unscrew the spark plug from the plate compactor using the spark plug wrench included
with this product.
3. Visually inspect the spark plug. If it is cracked or chipped, discard and replace with a new
spark plug.
4. Measure the plug gap with a gauge (see figure 11). The gap should be 0.7-0.8mm (0.0280.031in).
5. If you are re-using the spark plug, use a wire brush to clean any dirt from around the spark
plug base and then re-gap the spark plug.
6. Screw the spark plug back into its place on the plate compactor using the spark plug
wrench. Do not over-tighten spark plug. Recommended tightening of spark plug is ½ to ¾
of a turn after spark plug gasket contacts spark plug hole. Reinstall the spark plug cap.
0.7-0.8 mm
(0.028-0.031 in)
Figure 11- Measuring the spark plug gap
Spark plug: NGK BP7ES
Draining the Fuel Tank
Clean fuel tank each year or before storing the plate compactor for extended periods of time. To
drain the fuel tank and carburetor:
1. Turn the fuel valve to the “off” position.
2. Remove the fuel line between the fuel valve and carburetor. Caution: a small amount of
fuel may leak from the hose during removal.
3. Attach a fuel line (not included with the plate compactor) to exposed end of the fuel valve.
4. Position fuel line into an appropriate container and open the fuel valve allowing fuel to
flow into the container.
5. Once fuel is drained, shut off the fuel valve.
6. Start and run the engine until fuel runs out.
7. Remove the fuel filter cup (see “Fuel Filter Cup Cleaning” earlier in this section).
8. Empty the fuel filter cup of any fuel and clean
9. Reinstall the fuel filter cup.
10. Store the emptied gasoline in a suitable place.
CAUTION: Do not store fuel for more than 3 months.
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STORAGE / TRANSPORT PROCEDURES
CAUTION:
Never place any type of storage cover on the plate
compactor while it is still hot.
If the plate compactor is being stored for short periods of time (30 – 60 days), add stabilized fuel to
the fuel tank until full. NOTE: Filling the tank reduces the amount of air in the tank and helps
reduce deterioration of fuel. Run the engine for 2 – 3 minutes allowing stabilized fuel mixture to
circulate through the carburetor.
When transporting or storing the plate compactor for extended periods of time:
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Drain the fuel tank (see “Draining the Fuel Tank” in the “Maintenance” section).
Disconnect the spark plug cap from the spark plug.
Do not obstruct any ventilation openings.
Keep the plate compactor in a cool dry area.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Plate compactor
Compacting Plate Size
24"x 18"
Vibrations per Minute
5400
Compaction Force
Forward Travel
4496 lbs
Up to 82 Feet per Minute
Weight
240 lbs
Engine
Engine type
Ignition system
4-stroke OHV single cylinder with forced air
cooling system
non-contact transistor
Displacement
212 cc
Fuel tank capacity:
1 US gal.
Oil capacity
0.6 L (20 fl oz.)
Spark Plug
NGK BP7ES
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TROUBLESHOOTING
IMPORTANT: If trouble persists please call our customer help line at (888) 315-3080 M-F 8-5
Central Time.
Problem
Cause
Engine will not
start
Engine switch is set
to "OFF".
Set engine switch to "ON".
Fuel valve is turned
to "OFF".
Turn fuel valve to "ON" position.
Choke is open.
Close the choke
Engine is out of fuel.
Engine is filled with
contaminated or old
gasoline.
Spark plug is dirty.
Spark plug is
broken.
Plate compactor is
not on level surface.
Oil is low.
Engine runs but
there is no
vibration
Solution
Add gasoline.
Change the gasoline in the gas tank.
Clean spark plug.
Replace spark plug.
Move plate compactor to a level surface to prevent low oil
shutdown from triggering.
Add or replace oil.
Handle lever is set to
“MIN”.
Move handle lever to “MAX”.
Drive belt loose or
broken.
Adjust or replace.
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PLATE COMPACTOR EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST
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Item
1
Stock #
56035-001
Description
2
56035-002
Frame
Bolt M10x25
3
56035-003
Washer 10
4
56035-004
Nut M10
3
27
56035-027
Spring Washer 12
4
5
56035-005
Handle
1
28
56035-028
Washer 12
4
6
56035-006
Nut M12
2
29
56035-029
Rubber Bumper A
4
7
56035-007
Washer 12
4
30
56035-030
1
8
56035-008
Nut M8
4
31
56035-031
Vibrating Base
Square Plate
9
56035-009
32
56035-032
Rubber Bumper B
4
10
56035-010
33
56035-033
Washer 12
4
11
56035-011
34
56035-034
Spring Washer 12
4
12
56035-012
Bolt M8x20
4
35
56035-035
Nut M12
4
13
56035-013
spring Washer 8
4
36
56035-036
Washer 12
8
14
56035-014
Washer 8
4
37
56035-037
Spring Washer 12
8
15
56035-015
Belt Cover
1
38
56035-038
Bolt M12x45
8
16
56035-016
Belt
2
39
56035-039
Bolt M8x25
4
17
56035-017
40
56035-040
Nut M8
4
18
56035-018
41
56035-041
Rubber Bumper C
4
19
56035-019
42
56035-042
Bolt M8x50
2
20
56035-020
Pulley
2
43
56035-043
Nut M8
2
21
56035-021
Nut
2
44
56035-044
Engine Connecting Plate
1
22
56035-022
Spring Washer
2
45
Engine Assembly
1
23
56035-023
Vibrating Assembly
1
46
Handle Lever
1
Washer 8
spring Washer 8
Bolt M8x40
Bolt M8x30
spring Washer 8
Washer 8
Qty
Item
1
3
3
4
4
4
1
1
1
23
24
Stock #
56035-024
Bolt
2
25
56035-025
Press Plate
1
26
56035-026
Nut M12
4
56035-046
Description
Qty
1
ENGINE EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST
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Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Stock #
12131-Z140120-0000
12410-Z300120-0000
12004-Z010110-0000
17004-Z010210-0000
90001-0612-01
90204-Z010310-0000
90203-Z010110-0000
90502-1014-00
12003-Z010110-0000
30010-Z010210-0000
12140-Z040610-0000
11310-Z140410-0000
37060-Z010110-0000
16400-Z010210-0000
16061-Z010110-0000
11007-Z010110-0000
90408-Z010110-0000
90548-0205-00
90682-Z300110-0000
90408-Z010210-0000
90501-Z010110-0000
90001-0614-01
11411-Z260210-0000
90548-0205-00
90682-Z300110-0000
11001-Z010120-0000
90502-0812-00
15010-Z010110-Q500
15030-Z010110-Q500
90001-0832-01
13300-Z140810-0000
13122-Z010110-0000
13111-Z140110-0000
13121-Z010110-0000
13010-Z140110-0000
13201-Z140110-0000
13202-Z140110-0000
13210-Z140110-0000
14200-Z300210-0000
12121-Z010110-0000
12111-Z010110-0000
12112-Z010110-0000
12107-Z010110-0000
12104-Z010110-0000
12101-Z010110-0000
14081-Z040110-0000
Description
CYLINDER HEAD GASKET
CYLINDER HEAD COVER
HEAD COVER GASKET
BREATHER TUBE
BOLT
STUD
STUD
PIN
CYLINDER HEAD BOLT
SPARK PLUG
CYLINDER HEAD ASSEMBLY
CRANKCASE ASSEMBLY.
OIL SENSOR
GOVERNOR GEAR ASSY
GOVERNOR ARM
DRAIN PLUG BOLT
WASHER
BEARING
OIL SEAL
WASHER
PIN
BOLT
CRANKCASE COVER
BEARING
OIL SEAL
CRANKCASE GASKET
PIN
OIL DIPSTICK ASSEMBLY
OIL PLUG ASSEMBLY
BOLT
CRANKSHAFT ASSEMBLY
PISTON PIN CLIP
PISTON
PISTON PIN
CONNECTING ROD
THE FIRST RING
THE SECOND RING
OIL RING SET
CAMSHAFT ASSEMBLY
EXHAUST VALVE
INTAKE VALVE
VALVE SPRING SEAT
EXHAUST VALVE RETAINER
VALVE ROTATOR
SEAL GUIDE
VALVE TAPPET
47
48
49
50
14071-Z010110-0000
14090-Z010110-0000
14313-Z010110-0000
14311-Z010110-0000
VALVE LIFTER
STOPPER PLATE
VALVE ADJUSTING BOLT
VALVE ROCKER
Qty
1
1
1
1
4
2
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
6
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
Item
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
Stock #
14314-Z010110-0000
14312-Z010110-0000
12103-Z010110-0000
28200-Z300320-H300
90001-0608-01
28102-Z010110-0000
28110-Z010410-H300
19304-Z010410-0000
19340-Z010120-0000
37050-Z010210-0000
35540-Z060120-Q100
90001-0610-01
90001-0610-01
90740-Z010110-0000
90001-0616-01
90001-0612-01
16100-Z040610-0000
17001-Z010210-0000
16001-Z010110-0000
16003-Z010110-0000
16002-Z010110-0000
90305-0600-31
17100-Z010210-0000
90001-0625-01
18001-Z010110-0000
90303-0800-31
18100-Z010910-H300
16620-Z300110-H300
16652-Z010110-0000
16730-Z010210-0300
16680-Z010110-0000
90740-Z010210-0000
90686-Z010710-0000
90001-0630-01
90305-0600-31
13501-Z010110-0000
28002-Z260210-0000
19352-Z010110-0000
13510-Z010110-0000
90001-0625-01
30400-Z010210-0000
16520-Z010420-0000
90001-0610-01
16063-Z010110-0000
16062-Z010110-0000
16012-Z010110-0000
2
1
2
2
97
98
99
16072-Z010110-0000
90305-0600-31
16070-Z010110-0000
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Description
ADJUSTING NUT
VALVE LOCK NUT
VALVE SPRING
RECOIL STARTER ASSY.
BOLT
REEL END CAP
SHROUD
CYLINDER BODY SHROUD
LOWER SHIELD
OIL PROTECTOR
ENGINE SWITCH
BOLT
BOLT
COLLAR
BOLT
BOLT
CARBURETOR ASSEMBLY
AIR CLEANER GASKET
CARBURETOR GASKET
INSULATOR PLATE
INSULATOR GASKET
NUT
AIR CLEANER
BOLT
EXHAUST OUTLET GASKET
NUT
MUFFLER ASSEMBLY
FUEL TANK
FUEL STRAINER
FUEL TANK CAP
FUEL FILTER
COLLAR
FUEL LINE
BOLT
NUT
FLYWHEEL NUT
STARTER PULLEY
IMPELLER
FLYWHEEL ASSEMBLY
BOLT
IGNITION COIL
THROTTLE CONTROL
BOLT
GOVERNOR SPRING
GOVERNEOR ROD
RETURNING SPRING
GOVERNOR SUPPORT
BOLT
NUT
GOVERNOR SUPPORT
Qty
2
2
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
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NOTES:
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WARRANTY STATEMENT
FOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE™ PLATE COMPACTORS
Construction Zone™ plate compactors are warranted (to the original purchaser) to be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of
original purchase. Plate compactors used for commercial or for rental have a warranty
period of 90 days from date of original purchase.
Construction Zone™ will repair or replace, at its discretion, any part that is proven to be
defective in materials or workmanship under normal use during the one (1) year warranty
period. Warranty repairs or replacements will be made without charge for parts or labor.
Parts replaced during warranty repairs will be considered as part of the original product
and will have the same warranty period as the original product.
TO EXERCISE WARRANTY COVERAGE:
For warranty and technical support call the toll-free Customer Service Number: (888) 3153080 and you will be informed of the nearest authorized service center. We will prearrange
the repair with the center.
WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This warranty is conveyed to the original purchaser and is not transferable.
Plate compactors contain parts that will wear out with usage and parts that need
maintenance. The warranty does not cover wear or maintenance parts. Specifically, the
warranty does not cover replacement of air filter, spark plug, brush and recoil starter rope.
Warranty does not extend to plate compactors damaged or affected by accidents, neglect,
misuse, contaminated fuel, unauthorized alterations, use in applications beyond product
design and any other modification or abuse.
Construction Zone™ is not liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages
from the sale or use of this product. Any implied warranties are limited to one (1) year as
stated in this written limited warranty. Some states do not allow limitation on the length of
an implied warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages. This warranty gives you the specific legal right, and you may have
other rights that vary by state.
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