Canadian Rental Service

Concrete Showcase: May 2021

By Canadian Rental Staff   

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Offer your customers the latest in concrete cutting technology available in the market.

A battery-powered solution
Milwaukee Tool provides a superior battery-powered 14” cut-off saw experience with the introduction of the MX Fuel 14” cut-off saw. Part of the new MX Fuel Equipment System, the new saw is designed to shatter pre-conceived notions and disrupt the light equipment market with a full 14” blade capacity, fast cuts from start to finish and no gas headaches, allowing users to work safer and be more productive. With a push button activation, users can start the saw in seconds, getting up and running faster than ever before by eliminating the repetitive motions of pull starts. With the same cut speed as the leading two-cycle gas saw and a full 14” blade capacity they can cut more in a single pass and there is no sacrifice of performance or capability. With up to 50 percent less noise and reduced vibration for a smoother cut, the battery powered equipment also eliminates emission concerns and is safe to use both indoors and outdoors. As an added benefit, One-Key provides the ability to track the saw with community tracking and alerts, complete inventory management and industry-leading smart-equipment technology to secure the user’s investment.

Strong and powerful
Hilti North America has expanded its rotary and combination hammer tool portfolio with the next generation TE 70-ATC/AVR, a powerful SDS-Max combination hammer. The new and improved tool is designed to help commercial contractors and tradespeople drill up to 40 percent faster in reinforced concrete and demolish more concrete than before. Understanding the importance of worker safety on a construction jobsite, the SDS-Max combination hammer includes Hilti’s exclusive Active Torque Control technology, which stops the tool body from spinning uncontrollably if the drill bit jams. The tool is also equipped with Hilti’s Active Vibration Reduction, a technology that makes it less tiring to use. The TE 70-ATC/AVR is strong enough to take on the most challenging applications, without sacrificing performance or ergonomics. With the fourth generation, Hilti customers will experience a premium performance – a hard-hitting, faster drilling tool that will help get the job done quickly. Users will unlock the full power of the SDS-Max combination hammer with the optimized durability and strength of Hilti’s TE-YX bits and new TE-YPX flat and pointed chisels designed specifically to withstand the power of this new tool. The wave design, polygon construction and self-sharpening technology of the TE-YPX (SDS Max) chisels offer high break resistance, virtually no sticking or jamming, and less stopping to sharpen or change broken chisels. The SDS-Max combination hammer also comes with a universal detachable power cord that fits eight other Hilti tools. The detachable power cord feature makes for quick cord changes and reduces repair downtime caused by cut or frayed cords. It also includes a brushless motor, which will increase the tool’s life, performance and requires less service work compared to other brushed tool models on the market.  

The TE 70-ATC/AVR is backed by a tool warranty: 20 years of repair or replacement of defective parts; two years of no cost repair including wear and tear; and a guaranteed one-day in and out of repair centre.


A handy grinder
The new SG7 SurfacePro edge grinder from General Equipment Company is an ideal edge grinder for everyone from do-it-yourselfers to commercial contractors. Intended for smaller areas, it can accommodate a wide variety of surface preparation applications, such as leveling concrete and asphalt, with excellent productivity and versatility. The heavy-gauge steel frame is ergonomically designed to allow the operator to work in a fully upright position. This greatly reduces the potential for lower back pain, strained knees or other occupational-related health issues, all while increasing productivity over hand-held grinders. The compact size of the SG7 provides an advantage to users. With a detachable handle and weighing only 27 pounds  without a blade, it is easy to lift and transport, fitting in almost any size vehicle. It also provides the rigidity to remove materials with more accuracy and control than larger machines. Other standard features include Anti-Vibe caster wheels and a 1.5-inch diameter dust connection port and hose to handle applications with dust-control requirements. The SG7 also comes with a flexible dust shroud that incorporates a flip-up edge for improved viewing of the grinder cup edge when operating near features such as walls. The edge grinder comes supplied with a seven-inch diamond cup wheel.

An ergonomic screed
MBW’s ScreeDemon is an innovative and ergonomically friendly wet screed. MBW has announced the development of its very first electric version of the ScreeDemon powered by the M18 RedLithium battery system. Along with it being very easy to assemble, the equipment is one of the easiest to run wet screeds on the market. The screed is quieter than an engine version. The lights present on the product improve visibility in darker work areas. Zero emissions from the tool makes it perfect for indoor work as well. Assembly and disassembly are fast and easy due the screed’s clamp system. The sealed exciter requires no maintenance. Hand and arm vibration is designed to be 50 to 90 percent less.

An electric version
The new Husqvarna Soff-Cut 150 E is – simply stated – an electric version of the gas-powered Husqvarna Soff-Cut 150, which has become popular among contractors due to its reliable performance, low weight, swift handling and excellent results. The new electric version delivers additional benefits such as easier transportation, less noise, low maintenance and no exhaust fumes, which allows for indoor sawing. 

“The new Soff-Cut 150 E was an immediate success at World of Concrete 2020.” says Bryan Jones, product manager for Soff-Cut at Husqvarna Construction Products North America.

“We believe it will be a good complement for those contractors and rentals that already appreciate the advantages of our Soff-Cut range,” he explains.

Due to its smooth electric motor, which vibrates less than a gas engine, the new machine produces cleaner and more even contracting joints. Just like the bigger Soff-Cut machines, the 150 E model is equipped with Husqvarna’s patented anti-ravel skid plate and Soff-Cut XL diamond blades. The blade block enclosure minimizes noise and is equipped with a vacuum port for easy dust control. Husqvarna Soff-Cut is a patented system for ultra-early-entry concrete sawing. This technology enables concrete to be cut within the first one or two hours after finishing and before final set. Husqvarna Soff-Cut provides solutions for minimizing the risk of random cracking, and simplifies the working process compared to conventional sawing.

Many new features
Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, introduced the new 50 cc gas-powered backpack concrete vibrator to the rental market at the ARA show. Driven by a powerful Honda 50 cc motor with an ergonomically designed, fully adjustable harness, the lightweight 20.5-pound backpack concrete vibrator offers operators outstanding mobility, reliable performance, superior comfort and reduced fatigue during concrete consolidation. The 50 cc unit joins the 35 cc model in the Minnich back pack vibrator lineup. The Honda GX50 general-purpose engine expands the Minnich mini four-stroke vibrator lineup with a model that offers high output and light weight for excellent performance and fuel efficiency in more demanding commercial and rental applications. Featuring a compact and lightweight design, the GX50 is the first Honda four-stroke model in the two-horsepower class that is 360-degrees inclinable during operation and storage. Minnich’s 50 cc backpack concrete vibrator is equipped with many new features, including a removable throttle assembly which enables operators to relocate the throttle for easy and comfortable operation. All core, casings and vibrator heads are interchangeable between all Minnich gas-powered and electric flex shaft units with the true universal quick disconnect system, giving contractors equipment flexibility. Additional benefits include easy starting, low noise, simple maintenance, superb acceleration, and low fuel and oil consumption.

“Our powerful new 50 cc backpack gives operators the ability to move freely and easily with maximum comfort,” said Rob Minnich, president and chief marketing officer for Minnich Manufacturing.  “It’s a productive and ergonomic solution that is ideal for rental, and we’re excited to share it with the industry.”

Minnich also displayed the Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator, a 14.5-pound double-insulated universal motor that can drive the full line of Minnich vibrator shafts and heads from three-fourth inches to two-and-half inches. Available in a 15-amp (115-volt) version, it offers a more compatible speed range of 10,000 to 13,000 vibrations per minute to meet today’s concrete placement challenges.

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