PN: 332/A4353.

Published: AUGUST 2010 (ISSUE 2).

Total Pages 46.

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Machine Model and Serial Number

This manual provides information for JCB Vibrating Plate VMP8 range:
– VMP8 from serial no. 1405000 to 1405999.
– From serial no. 1546000 onwards.

Using this Manual

This manual is arranged to give you a good understanding of the JCB Vibrating Plate VMP8 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. 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.
General warnings in this chapter are repeated throughout the book, as well as specific warnings. Read all the safety statements re gularly, so you do not forget them. Remember that the best operators are the safest operators.

The illustrations in thi smanual are for guidance only. Where the machines differ, the text and or the illustration will specify.

This manual contains original instructions, verified by the manufacturer (or their authorised representative). The manufacturer’s policy is one of continuous improvement. The right to change the specification of the machine without notice is reserved. No responsibility will be accepted for discrepancies which may occur between specifications of the machine and the descriptions contained in this publication. All optional equipment included in this manual may not be
available in all territories.


The vibratory plate consists of the following main subassemblies:
– Base plate
– Engine chassis
– Operator handle
– Protective rollbar / 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 suppo rting 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 (plate damper)

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