JCB VIBRATING PLATE FP1030/W, FP1540/W, FP1550/W
Using this Manual
This manual is arranged to give you a good understanding of VIBRATING PLATE FP1030/W, FP1540/W, FP1550/W 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. Do not operate the machine without an Operator Manual.
Treat the Operator Manual as part of the machine. Keep it clean and in good condition. Replace the Operator Manual immediately if it is lost, damaged or becomes unreadable. If there is anything you are not sure about, ask your JCB distributor or employer. Do not guess, you or others could be killed or seriously injured.
Machine Model and Serial Number
This manual provides information for VIBRATING PLATE FP1030/W, FP1540/W, FP1550/W in the JCB machine range:
– FP1030/W from serial number 2035665
– FP1540/W from serial number 2035665
– FP1550/W from serial number 2035665
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
Mounted onto the base plate is the exciter mechanism, which produces the vibrational force.
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
– Wheel set
– 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.
The water runs from the `T’ piece into the elbow of the sprinkler system, moistening the underside of the tamper.
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