Red Band VP-P Power Drive Unit - Petrol

The VP-P is a compact and robust British Made petrol powered Power Drive Unit, also commonly known as a Poker Drive Unit or simply PDU in short.

This portable and fully self-contained drive system is designed to independently power a variety of differently sized mechanical pendulum concrete pokers shafts to remove air from newly poured concrete. It can also be used to power similar flexible shaft submersible water pumps with the same compatible Tow-Dog (bow tie) industry standard drive couplings.

The engine of the VP-P is mounted on 4 anti-vibration mounts and is enclosed in a tubular frame which is designed to both ease movement to and around site, as well as provide a degree of all-round protection.

Unlike some competitor models, the Red Band VP-P is powered by a 5.5Hp Honda GX160 petrol engine, rather than the lesser powered, less expensive 4Hp GX120 engine used by others.

VP-P (Honda petrol) - (5.5Hp/4.0kW). Honda GX160 engine. 60mm Round PTO. Two-Dog (bow tie/claw) drive coupling. 29kg.


£570.00 £475.00
In stock
RRP from £762.00 Inc. VAT


Power Drive Unit (PDU)

Engine Honda GX160 Petrol
Gross Power 5.5Hp/4.0kW
Nett Power 4.8Hp/3.6kW
Dimensions (W x H x L) 400 x 450 x 540mm
Weight 29kg
Our Price (Exc. VAT) £475.00


Red Band VP Poker Flexible Shaft Assemblies

Head Diameter 26mm/1" 38mm/1.5" 48mm/2" 60mm/2.5" 75mm/3"
Head Length 335mm 423mm 483mm 600mm 603mm
Shaft Length 6m 6m 6m 6m 6m
Weight 12.5kg 20kg 20.5kg 23.9kg 24.9kg
Our Price (Exc. VAT) £265.00 £270.00 £300.00 £312.00 £351.00


Add Submersible Water Pump.

Manufacturer ENAR Altrad Belle
Product Name VOLGA BGA
MPN 251000 165.9.047
Maximum Flow Rate 900 Litre/min 25,000 Litre/hour
Shaft Length 6m 5m
Outlet Size 75mm/3" 75mm/3"
Pump Weight 5kg 6kg
Total Weight 21kg 22kg
Our Price (Exc. VAT) £360.00 £390.00

The Belle BGA range of pendulum pokers feature an industry standard two-dog (bow tie) coupling and a 6m flexible shaft. They are available in a choice of 5 head diameters (25, 35, 45, 55 & 68mm), which is more than sufficient to suit most site needs for effectively removing air from freshly poured concrete.

Alternatively, the addition of the BGA submersible water pump will transform the BGA drive system into a high capacity, heavy duty submersible water pump suitable for the removal of dirtiest water (even when containing solids) from trenches and building sites, providing the ability to lift high heads of water with excellent flow rates. This makes it ideally suited for use on virgin sites and in remote locations with limited or no access to electric.

Although compact, highly portable and easy to use, the Belle BGA drive unit has been designed and engineered to withstand the rigours of heavy site and rental use.

It is fitted with speed limitation to prevent over-revving of the engine and poker burn out.