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NorthStar Single-Direction Plate Compactor — With 5.5HP Honda GX160 Engine

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NorthStar Single-Direction Plate Compactor — With 5.5HP Honda GX160 Engine

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  • 3968 lbs. of compacting force
  • 65–82 feet per minute travel speed
  • 21 1/2in. x 16 5/16in. compacting plate
  • 6400 vibrations per minute
  • 163cc Honda GX160 OHV engine with cast iron cylinder liner
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Product Summary

The NorthStar Single-Direction Plate Compactor is designed to compact granular soils and crushed aggregate. Quiet 163cc OHV Honda GX160 engine with high power and low fuel consumption powers the 21 1/2in. x 16 5/16in. compacting plate.

What's Included
  • (1) Single-direction plate compactor with Honda GX160 engine
NorthStar single-direction plate compactor

High Performance and Exceptional Results

Engineered for Tough Jobs

  • The NorthStar single-direction plate compactor is designed to compact granular soils and crushed aggregate up to 22in. deep
  • Produces 3968 lbs. of compacting force to create a solid foundation for walkways, patios, landscaping, and more
  • Operates at 6400 vibrations per minute to get the job done quickly
  • Fast travel speed of 65-82 feet per minute helps to save time and energy

Designed To Last

  • Heavy-duty shock mounts provide vibration isolation in the components and engine, preventing component wear and reducing operator fatigue
  • Oil level for vibrating shaft (exciter) is easy to check

Proven and Reliable Honda Power

Best in Class Performance

  • Honda sets the standard as the largest manufacturer of engines to power our NorthStar plate compactors
  • Honda GX160 OHV engine gives you industry-leading fuel efficiency, quiet operation, and most importantly, the power you need to get the job done
  • Transistorized ignition is designed for a reliable start every time

Easy To Work With

  • Components in the GX160 engine allow it to run with less vibration and less noise, so it’s easier to be around
  • Built to last with minimal maintenance, so you’ll stay on the job with less downtime
Honda Power
Warranty

The NorthStar Advantage

Best Warranty in the Industry

  • We stand behind our NorthStar plate compactor with a 2-year limited warranty and 3-year Honda GX engine warranty

Guaranteed Satisfaction

  • Shop in complete confidence, knowing Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need

Superior Service and Support

  • Should you ever need service or support, NorthStar’s field-trained technical staff is a phone call or e-mail away
  • Our professional in-store service department performs all repairs on site

Features + Benefits

Features for NorthStar Single-Direction Plate Compactor — With 5.5HP Honda GX160 Engine
  • 3968 lbs. of compacting force
  • 65–82 feet per minute travel speed
  • 21 1/2in. x 16 5/16in. compacting plate
  • 6400 vibrations per minute
  • 163cc Honda GX160 OHV engine with cast iron cylinder liner
  • Float type carburetor
  • Transistorized ignition
  • Angled combustion chamber for increased power and efficiency
  • Centrifugal flyweight type governor
  • 12V lighting coil
  • Gas tank strainer and antisplash device included
  • Easy-check oil level for vibrating shaft (exciter) via sight glass
  • Lift and protect guard applied
  • 2-year limited warranty/3-year limited warranty on Honda GX engine
Key Specs
Item# 49160
Brand NorthStar
Manufacturer's Warranty 2 Year Limit/3 Year Eng Limit
Ship Weight 220.0 lbs
Product Type Compactor
HP 5.5
Engine Type Honda GX160
Bore x Stroke (mm) 68 x 45
Rated Watts (kW) 4.1 at 3,600 RPM
Compacting Plate Dimensions L x W (in.) 21 1/2 x 16 5/16
Vibrations Per Minute (VPM) 6,400
Travel Speed (ft. per min.) 65–82
Compaction Force (lbs.) 3,968
Compaction Depth (in.) 22
Area Capacity Per Hour (sq. ft.) 6,706
Overall Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 21 x 17 x 37
Product Weight (lbs.) 210

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Product Type Compactor Compactor Compactor Compactor Compactor
HP
7 5.5 5.5 5.5 7.1
Engine Type Powerhorse 212cc Honda GX160 Honda GX160 Honda GX160 Honda GX240
Bore x Stroke (mm) 70 x 55 68 x 45 68 x 45 68 x 45 -
Rated Watts (kW)
4.1 at 3,600 RPM 4.1 at 3,600 RPM 4.1 at 3,600 RPM 4.1 at 3,600 RPM 5.3
Compacting Plate Dimensions L x W (in.) 21 1/2 x 17 7/10 21 1/2 x 16 5/16 13 3/16 x 14 3/4 21 5/8 x 15 15/16 29 x 18
Vibrations Per Minute (VPM) 5,500 6,400 5,700 5,700 4,200
Travel Speed (ft. per min.) 65 65–82 65–82 65–82 59
Compaction Force (lbs.) 3,950 3,968 2,270 3,527 7,053
Compaction Depth (in.) 20 22 14 (sand) 14 15
Area Capacity Per Hour (sq. ft.) 6,706 6,706 6,055 6,566 5.231
Overall Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 26 x 19 x 27 21 x 17 x 37 20 x 14 x 40 21 x 16 x 39 60 x 18 x 40
Product Weight (lbs.) 198 210 152 176 -