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FC185-B Forward Plate Compactor: Briggs 163cc, 21" x 20" Base

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The FC185-B Forward Plate Compactor is the real workhorse of our line of forward compactors. Its rugged design can take on a variety of compaction projects and - when compared to renting - will pay for itself after just a few projects. The FC185-B is ideal for patios, sidewalks, and hardscape trenches.

  • Four heavy-duty rubber vibration-absorbing plate mounts
  • Briggs 163cc engine (not shown in images)
  • 21" x 20" vibratory base plate
  • 12" compaction depth

Images may show the wheel kit or plate mat. These optional accessories are sold separately.

Budget-friendly, job-site-ready plate compactor

Affordably priced, the FC185-B has the chops to accomplish almost any compaction job. This machine features nearly 3,000 pounds of compaction force per square foot and 5,500 vibrations per minute, making it ideal for landscaping, sidewalks, patios, and trench prepping for retainer walls.

Powered by a 5 HP Briggs 4-stroke gas engine and equipped with a 21" x 20" base plate, this walk-behind compactor can easily compact soil and materials up to 12" deep and cover up to 4,800 square feet per hour.

The steel roll cage protects the engine and has a convenient hoist lift eye for easy loading onto a pickup truck bed for transport to and from the job site.

Technical Details

  • SKU: 51-COMP-FC185-BS
  • Area Capacity: 7,100 sq. feet per hour
  • Compaction Depth: 12"
  • Compaction Force: 2,923 lbs
  • Travel Control: Mechanical
  • Direction: Forward
  • Engine: Briggs & Stratton XR750 163cc (5hp)
  • Fuel: Unleaded Gas
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 1 gal
  • Manufacturer: RuggedMade
  • Oil: 10W30
  • Overall Dimensions (L x W x H): 43" x 33" x 20"
  • Base Plate (L x W): 21" x 20"
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions (L x W x H): 35" x 22" x 28"
  • Shipping Weight: 200 lbs
  • Travel Speed: 80 ft/min
  • Vibration Rate: 5,500 per minute

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FC185-B Forward Plate Compactor: Briggs 163cc, 21" x 20" Base

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