The 19.5" X 23" Compaction Plate Soil VP1550 by Wacker is designed for compaction in confined areas of granular soil in narrow trenches. These plates are ideal for curbs gutters around tanks forms columns footings guard railings drainage ditches gas and sewer works and building construction. Lightweight high strength aluminum components including the engine console and beltguard have been combined for reduced weight and easy machine handling. Straight center-mounted guide handle offers superior maneuverability and can be lowered within inches of the surface to operate plate under obstacles and form work. High inertia clutch with adjustable shims ensures smoother operation longer belt life and simplified belt adjustment. Many lifting points and front lift cage offer easier loading and unloading for operator convenience.