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RCH280 Reversible Plate Compactor: Honda 163cc, 27" x 20" Base

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The RCH280 Reversible Plate Compactor is a highly capable machine that is able to handle a variety of compaction projects such as parking lots, road repairs, sidewalks, and foundations. The hydraulic control drive makes it a breeze to adjust speed and switch between forward and reverse directions.

  • Hydraulic controls for smooth direction change and speed adjustments
  • Reverse travel safety cut off when the control lever is released
  • Honda 163cc engine
  • 27" x 20" vibratory base plate
  • 20" compaction depth

Professional-grade power and control

Providing nearly 6,750 pounds of compaction force per square foot and 5,400 vibrations per minute, the RCH280 is ideal for professionals looking for a powerful, efficient, and affordable reversible walk-behind plate compactor. Powered by a 5 HP Honda GX160 4-stroke gas engine, the RCH280 is reliable and built to withstand the heavy use experienced on the job site. It is an ideal machine for landscapers, builders, public works departments, and utility companies.

The easy-to-use hydraulic controls provide smooth and effortless operation at maximum traveling speeds of 80 feet per minute and when transitioning between forward and reverse directions. As a safety precaution when operating in reverse, the compactor automatically reverts to a slow forward speed when the control lever is released.

Equipped with a 27" x 20" impact-resistant iron base plate, this RCH280 is capable of compacting soils up to 20" deep while covering up to 4,800 square feet per hour. Suitable applications include hardscapes, retaining walls, patios, foundations, utility trenches, sidewalks, driveways, and road repairs.

The rubber-insulated handlebar helps absorb vibration. A folding handle and a hoist lift eye on the steel roll cage make it easy to transport to and from the job site.

Technical Details

  • SKU: 51-COMP-RCH280-HD
  • Area Capacity: 4,800 sq. feet per hour
  • Compaction Depth: 20"
  • Compaction Force: 6,744 lbs
  • Travel Control: Hydraulic
  • Direction: Forward / Reverse
  • Engine: Honda GX160 163cc (5hp)
  • Fuel: Unleaded Gas
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 1 gal
  • Manufacturer: RuggedMade
  • Oil: 10W30
  • Overall Dimensions (L x W x H): 54" x 22" x 35"
  • Base Plate (L x W): 27" x 20"
  • Product Weight: 286 lbs
  • Shipping Dimensions (L x W x H): 54" x 40" x 45"
  • Shipping Weight: 300 lbs
  • Travel Speed: 80 ft/min
  • Vibration Rate: 5,400 per minute

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