Concrete preparation and pouring
Twin-handled walk-behind vibrating screed
By Atlas Copco
March 17, 2015 - The new twin-handled, walk behind vibrating screed has a compact, single-beam vibrating screed allows contractors to level concrete in a variety of applications, including garage floors and driveways as well as in confined areas.
By Atlas Copco
The BV30’s interchangeable blades, lightweight aluminum body and rigid screed blade provide maximum versatility, easy handling and stability. Atlas Copco exhibited the BV30 vibrating screed at World of Concrete, Feb. 3-5, 2015.
The BV30 weighs as little as 28 pounds and is available with five blade sizes, ranging from 6 to 14 feet long. The variety of blade sizes gives contractors the flexibility to use the screed on both small- and large-scale jobs.The screed is equipped with a V-shaped, rigid bottom plate that prevents the blade from twisting to ensure stable and consistent leveling. And because the screed vibrates, it eliminates the need for pokers while leveling concrete as deep as 5 inches.
This single-beam vibrating screed offers a height-adjustable, foldable handle for easy operation and transportation. It can be maneuvered by one operator and includes unique features, such as an adjustable centrifugal force of the screed. This feature is ideal for efficient leveling of nearly any type of concrete.
The BV30 is equipped with a Honda GX35 Mini 4-stroke engine, which operates quietly with as few as 108 decibels. This unit also includes a vibration damper between the engine and the handle that minimizes hand and arm vibrations.
“The BV30 gives operators optimal flexibility in a screed,” said Darrell Engle, product development specialist at Atlas Copco. “Its assortment of blade sizes gives the operator the versatility to use one screed to tackle a variety of jobs.”
Operators can easily clean the screed with water and a stiff broom, which ensures it’s easy to handle and operates efficiently on the next job.
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