Designed to prepare the ground for patio-laying, extension-building and landscaping, the Handy THLC29140 Petrol Compactor-Plate is a compact and easy-handling machine ideal for both commercial and domestic applications. Supplying a beefy 2.8hp from a cylinder-displacement of just 87cc is a Loncin LC154F engine; a premium-grade four-stroke unit with a cast-iron cylinder-sleeve, metal cam and forged-steel connector for rock-solid long-term reliability; and an OHV configuration for a marked cut in noise, vibration, carbon-emissions and fuel-costs. A transistor-type ignition works to minimise fuel-consumption on start-up; while a low-oil alert system protects the engine by automatically shutting it down when the reservoirs running dry. Another key engine-feature is the roomy 1.6-litre petrol-tank that delivers an extended 1.5-hour run time on a single fill. The Handy THLC29140 Petrol Compactor-Plate exerts a huge 8200N (861kg) on the ground-surface and operates down to a substantial 20cm. It offers a sizeable 30cm working-width and moves at 25 metres per-minute, so you can expect impressive productivity; and it’s fitted with a comfortable soft-grip handlebar which can be collapsed for convenient transport and storage. This model can handle inclines up to 20 degrees and can be paired-up with an optional wheel-kit for enhanced manoeuvrability.