1.1 Always check the manufacturer’s manual and check whether all parts are present. Familiarize yourself with the controls of the machine and check the necessary dos and don’ts that may cause the compactor to not work. Also check your working environment if there are any obstruction that can cause the compactor to break.
1.2. Check the tightness of the bolts & nuts. Fix unsteady bolts that may cause the thread to be loosen that may cause damage during vibration.
1.3. Check engine oil tank. Before doing so, always make sure that the engine is not working and must be in a stable position. Refer to the manual for the recommended oil level and type. Do not overfill as it may cause it to leak.
1.4. Check fuel tank. Like the oil tank, visually check if the fuel is in the recommended level as per manufacturer’s manual. When filling, always make sure that the engine is not turned on and should not be hot, have it cooled down first. If spillage happens, wipe it up and never turn on the machine unless it is all dried up.
1.5. Check Air cleaner and filters if dirt and dust are present. Always clean and if needed, replace the filters.
2.1. Wear the necessary protection for eye and hearing.
2.2. Turn on the fuel valve lever. After doing so, move the throttle lever to idle or between the max and the slow speed. Now place the choke lever in an open position.
2.3. Grasp the starter grip and slowly pull it up. Avoid pulling the rope all the way to the end and never quickly release, allow it to rewind. When the engine starts, release the starter grip and allow it to recoil.
2.4. Now when the engine starts, check for any leaks, unusual noise and if it is working smoothly. You can now move the throttle lever to run position.
2.5. Push down the handlebar and maneuver the compactor to your desired location. Be careful in travelling it forward or backward in flattening your surface. Firmly hold on to the grip to move it in your desired position.
2.6. Compactors sometimes slows down but it could be from different reasons. One could be that a clay or similar material lodged on the plate. Another factor is the soil being compacted is in a high moisture level.