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

Item# 49160
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 Wheel kit Compactor Compactor Compactor Compactor
HP
5.5 7 5.5 5.5 5.5
Engine Type - Powerhorse 212cc Honda GX160 Honda GX160 Honda GX160
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
Compacting Plate Dimensions L x W (in.) - 21 1/2 x 17 7/10 13 3/16 x 14 3/4 21 1/2 x 16 5/16 21 5/8 x 15 15/16
Vibrations Per Minute (VPM) - 5,500 5,700 6,400 5,700
Travel Speed (ft. per min.) - 65 65–82 65–82 65–82
Compaction Force (lbs.) - 3,950 2,270 3,968 3,527
Compaction Depth (in.) - 20 14 (sand) 22 14
Area Capacity Per Hour (sq. ft.) - 6,706 6,055 6,706 6,566
Overall Dimensions L x W x H (in.) - 26 x 19 x 27 20 x 14 x 40 21 x 17 x 37 21 x 16 x 39
Product Weight (lbs.) - 198 152 210 176