The Handy THLC29142 14" Compactor Plate / Wacker Plate
RRP: £369.99
OUR PRICE: £349.99 (inc VAT)

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This compact, lightweight and robust compactor plate from The Handy is offered at a value for money price and is suitable for a variety of soil and asphalt compaction applications.

The Handy THLC29142 is driven by a powerful 5.5hp 163cc Loncin four-stroke OHV engine with recoil start. The large 3 litre fuel tank will provide up to 3 hours of run time at a travelling speed of 25m/min. The plate, which measures 530mm x 370mm, reaches an exciter speed of 5500vpm, which applies a centrifugal force of 11KN to compress up to a depth of 25cm.

Weighing 65kg and capable of working on a 20 degree gradient, The Handy THLC29142 wacker plate can be used for flattening confined areas of granular soil and gravel in narrow trenches, interlocking blocks, footpath construction and maintenance, trenches and pipelines, sports pitches, landscaping and groundwork engineering.

NB: Pad and wheels not included.

Product specification

Brand: The Handy
Engine: Loncin
Displacement: 163cc
Horsepower: 5.5hp
Engine Type: 4-stroke, OHV
Start Method: Recoil
Drive: Twin v-belt via centrifugal clutch
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3L
Approx Run Time: 3 hours
Centrifugal Force: 1100N
Plate Size: 530mm x 370mm
Compaction Force: 1121kg
Compaction Depth: 250mm
Maximum Gradient: 20°
Travelling Speed: 25m/min
Exciter Speed: 5500vpm
Sound and Noise Data: 83dB @ 7m
Weight: 65kg
Warranty: 1 year domestic, 30 days commercial


The Handy range of garden machinery has been developed through many years of experience to create an affordable solution to those demanding gardening tasks around the home. Handy was founded in 1938 by Geoffrey Handy in Old Town Swindon as a specialist Garden Machinery Dealer.  Since then, Handys has grown significantly and now supplies a full range of affordable garden machinery solutions to many retail partners across the UK and Norther Ireland. The Handy brand today resides as one of the key brands in Handy Distributions portfolio and has been growing in strength through 79 years of industry experience thus ensuring they only bring to market well-engineered, robust products that can really do the job in hand……at affordable prices of course! 

The Handy believes that everyone should be able to have access to the right equipment to keep a well-maintained garden and this is what the Handy brand strives to deliver.  The company believes that gardening should be a pleasurable and relaxing pastime, not a chore, and the right machines are essential for making light work of your gardening tasks. To help achieve this, “The Handy” brand offers a range of products from petrol powered to electric power or simply manual operation and we have a solution for almost everything whether it be for tilling, moving, clearing, logging, cutting, shredding, cleaning, sawing, spraying, spreading, rolling or even snow clearance.  Our Construction range provides an affordable yet powerful solution to those customers who require heavy duty equipment for onsite application such as mixers, compactors and transporters. Handy machines are built to the highest standards with robust materials and ergonomic design. Where petrol engines are included, we offer a range of powerful, modern engines as well as engines from industry leader Briggs & Stratton

Today The Handy remains a family owned business with family values to match and employs over 80 staff operating out of two warehouse locations in Swindon.  

Now that’s Handy.

Handy - making gardening easier and more affordable since 1938


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