PN: 333/A3767-01.

Language: English.

Total Pages: 176.

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Using this Manual

This manual is arranged to give you a good understanding of the machine (FORWARD PLATE COMPACTOR) and its safe operation. It also contains maintenance information and specification data. Read this manual from front to back before using the machine for the first time. Particular attention must be given to all the safety aspects of operating and maintaining the machine.

Machine Model and Serial Number

This manual provide information for the FORWARD PLATE COMPACTOR in the JCB machine range:

– SE10-35
– SE20-50

Using the Machine

To use the machine efficiently and safely you must know the machine and have the skill to use it. You must abide by all relevant laws, health and safety regulations that apply to the country you are operating in. This manual instructs you on the machine, its controls and its safe operation; it is not a training manual. If you are a new operator, get yourself trained in the skills of using a machine before trying to work with it. If you don’t you will not do your job well, and you will be a danger to yourself and others.


The vibratory plate consists of the following main sub-assemblies:

– Base plate
– Engine chassis
– Operator handle
– Protective roll bar / lifting frame.

Base Plate:

Mounted onto the base plate is the exciter mechanism, which produces the vibrational force.

Engine Chassis:

The engine chassis comprises a supporting frame and a petrol engine. The chassis is suspended above the base plate by the means of rubber buffers to damp vibrations. The engine is connected to the exciter mechanism on the base plate by a centrifugal clutch and a V belt.

The operator handle is attached to the engine plate by rubber buffers.

The following extras are available:

– Paving stone protection mat

– Transport Wheel

– Water spraying system.

Mode of Operation

The exciter is driven by the engine via a centrifugal clutch and a V belt drive.

The revolutions of the exciter shaft produce the centrifugal force.

The centrifugal force causes the plate to vibrate on the material to be compacted. It also creates a natural forward motion of the complete unit. The back of the plate acts as a smoothing device.

Once the exciter has been started, the machine can be steered by moving the operator handle sideways. The optional water spraying system is started by opening the sprinkler valve and allow the water to run on the underside of the tamper.

Find more manuals for JCB Industrial machines here.

Link to JCB Construction website is here.


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