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How-to: Wacker VP1340, VP1550 & VP2050 Belt Replacement

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Replacing the belt on the Wacker VP1340, VP1550, and VP2050 plate compactor is a common task. We sell hundreds of belts per year, so we've added this how-to to help guide you while replacing the belt on your machine.

Removal:

Remove screws (51) and washers (40 and 41) to remove beltguard (8). Keep screws captive in the belt guard
Loosen the four nuts (35) which hold the engine to the console, and the screw (84) which holds the beltguard back to the console
Slide the engine forward to loosen the belt. Remove belt (12)

Installation:

Install belt on exciter pulley
Slide the engine backward (towards the handle) to tighten the belt
Adjust the belt so that it deflects 6–8 mm (1/4–3/8 in.) when pressed midway between the belt pulleys
Tighten the four nuts (35) which hold the engine to the console, and the screw (84) which holds the beltguard back to the console
Make sure that the clutch pulley (10) and the exciter pulley (11) are in alignment. Place a straight edge against the exciter pulley (11) and move the engine so that the two pulleys are parallel
Install screws (51) and washers (40 and 41) to reattach beltguard (8). Contact us for torque specifications

Adjustment:

On new machines or after installing a new belt, check the belt tension after first 20 hours of operation. Check and adjust the belt every 50 hours thereafter

Wacker VP1340, VP1550, and VP2050 Belt Replacement Diagram

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