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NOVEMBER 2013 issue of
Rental Management

Construction products: Concrete equipment

This month, Rental Management looks at concrete equipment, including rammers, breakers, compactors, trowels, saws, diamond blades and heaters for curing.

Hitachi brushless hammer drill

800-448-2244; hitachipowertools.com

The DV18DBFL brushless hammer drill from Hitachi Power Tools, Norcross, Ga., has 440 in.-lbs. of turning torque powered by high-capacity 3.0Ah lithium-ion batteries. Its ½-in., ratcheting keyless chuck is all metal and includes carbide inserts for secure bit retention when hammering into concrete, the company says. The 22-stage clutch has 22 torque settings, a hammer setting and a drill setting — all controlled by a single aluminum clutch ring. The tool can achieve up to 1,500 rpm and 21,000 bpm on the hammer setting, the company says. The hammer drill is available
only as part of the KC18DBFL 18V brushless motor lithium-ion cordless two-tool combo kit.

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment handheld breakers

800-624-4735; cp.com

The CP 1290 handheld breaker from Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment, Independence, Ohio, delivers 1,100 bpm with air consumption of 43 l/s. The 81-lb. breaker has a length of 28 in. and features alloy steel forgings, integral oiler and vibration-reducing handles. The company says the 1290 is designed for heavy-duty demolition work.

Champion Chisel Works chipping hammer

800-239-1434; championchisel.com

The mini 4-bolt chipping hammer from Champion Chisel, Rock Falls, Ill., has a two-step piston design that cycles at 2,750 blows per minute to remove material. The chisel is 14¼ in. long and weighs less than 10 lbs.

BOMAG tandem rollers

309-853-3571; bomag.com

The BW141AD-5 and BW151AD-5 tandem vibratory rollers from BOMAG, Kewanee, Ill., are each powered by Tier 4 compliant,
73.2-hp Kubota water-cooled diesel engines and deliver up to 17,760 lbs. of centrifugal force. The rollers feature ECOMODE, a system that controls the engine speed in relation to load and can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 percent. A crab-steer feature allows operators to offset the rear drum of the rollers up to 6.7 in. in either direction and a pressurized water spray system includes a second pump and triple filters to ensure reliable drum sprinkling.

Multiquip mortar mixer

800-421-1244; multiquip.com

The Whiteman model W900PH8 mortar mixer from Multiquip, Carson, Calif., has a 9-cu.-ft. capacity polyethylene drum that is designed to resist dents, rust and material build-up. It features a Honda GX240 engine, 14-gauge engine cowling and a seamless structural steel main frame.

Hilti cordless combihammer drill

800-879-8000; us.hilti.com

The TE 30-A 36 cordless combihammer drill from Hilti, Tulsa, Okla., has a drilling range of ¼ in. to 1 in. in diameter with SDS+ (TE-C)
drill bits and up to 3½ in. using percussion core bits. The drill combines a high-capacity 36V, 6.0 amp hour battery with Hilti’s brushless motor technology to provide a cordless solution that delivers a single-impact energy of 2.7 ft.-lbs. and a full hammering frequency of 4,500 impacts per minute, the company says.


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Dixie Diamond beaver bit

800-654-7224; dixiediamond.com

The Ultimate Red Beaver Bit from Dixie Diamond Mfg., Lilburn, Ga., is laser welded and features a V-groove segment and a .400 diamond depth within the segment configuration. The bit is  designed to handle aggregates and steel-reinforced concrete. Beaver bits are available in common sizes ranging from 2 in. to 24 in. Additional sizes and non-standard lengths also are available upon request.

Wagman Metal Products trowel replacement blades

800-233-9461; wagmanmetal.com

The Blue XL® power trowel replacement blades from Wagman Metal Products in York, Pa., are available in finish and combination-blade styles, and can be used on both ride-on and walk-behind power trowels. The company says the Blue XL is thicker than other blades and can provide up to a 25 percent longer life than standard silver blades.

Temp-Air construction heater

800-836-7432; temp-air.com

The CH-series direct-fired construction heaters from Temp-Air, Burnsville, Minn., are available in a variety of sizes and designed to work in loose enclosures in sites where only 115V power is available. The series features electronic flame supervision for safety, a proof-of-air-flow control that verifies proper air-flow before ignition can take place and a remote thermostat that automatically cycles from low to high fire to maintain desired room temperature.

Brilliant Abrasives saw wheels

800-689-3539; brilliantabrasives.com

Circular saw wheels from Brilliant Abrasives, Angola, N.Y., are 7 in. by 1/8 in. by 5/8 in. with a maximum 8,600 rpm. The saw wheels have abrasive grain/bond formulations and high-tensile fiberglass reinforcing for cutting concrete, brick, block or other masonry products, the company says.

Pearl Abrasive Co. hammer trolley

800-969-5561 (U.S.), 800-387-0008 (Canada); pearlabrasive.com

The Easy Hammer® trolley from Pearl Abrasive Co., Tucker, Ga., and Los Angeles, has five adjustable positions. The 65-lb. trolley is designed for demolition jobs and works with a variety of demolition hammers, the company says.


Dynapac double drum rollers

800-732-6762; dynapac.us

The CC900G double drum vibratory asphalt roller from Dynapac, Commerce City, Colo., has a drum width of 35 in. The company says a gas engine combined with a large drum diameter and drive motors is designed to increase accessibility and hill-climbing capacity. The roller has a vibratory front drum with a static rear drum. High clearance adjacent to the edge of the drums is designed to enable compaction close to high curbs and for applications such as work with pavements, cycle paths and small parking areas, the company says.


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Okada America boom-mounted plate compactor

330-239-2666; okadaamerica.com

The OAC200 boom-mounted hydraulic plate compactor from
Okada America, Medina, Ohio, is designed for use with backhoes
or excavators in the 6.5- to 10-ton range. The compactor has a
24-in.-by-33-in. plate, an impulse force of 6,500 lbs. and hydraulic flow capabilities of up to 20 gpm.

Grip-Rite concrete curing blankets

800-676-7777; grip-rite.com

The Grip-Rite Extreme Concrete Curing Blankets® from Grip-Rite, Dallas, are designed for use in cold-weather concrete applications as an insulated cover to maintain the heat of hydration during the early stages of concrete curing. The blankets have a 0.87 perm rating and feature a woven poly tarpaulin envelope with internal insulation secured by a patent-pending reinforced webbing design. The blankets also have a patent-pending buttonless design that eliminates the need for plastic buttons to hold the insulation in place, the company says. They are sold in a variety of sizes with logo printing and custom color options.

Thawzall portable heater

320-759-1588; thawzall.com

The TCH250 from Thawzall, Alexandria, Minn., uses a patented HEATZONE® fluid distribution technology to deliver 250 MBH of heat with uniformity through five separate 600-ft. zones. The TCH250 features a control box located at the rear passenger side with all controls in one place, including a fuel gauge and low-water alert for troubleshooting. Larger sized and shorter piping are designed to provide increased flow, resulting in faster thawing and more warm air delivery than previous models, the company says.

Smith Mfg. concrete shaver

800-653-9311; smithmfg.com

The FS350 concrete shaver from Smith
Mfg., Pompano Beach, Fla., has a 15-in.
shaving drum that can shave within
3 in. from a wall/floor interface or other obstruction with a cutting depth from 0 to ½ in. The 495-lb. shaver requires 230V or 480V, three-phase power and is self-propelled, with forward and reverse, and variable speed from 1 to 8 m per min.


Bon Tool Co. concrete mixer

800-444-7060; www.bontool.com

The 3.5-cu.-ft. wheelbarrow mixer from Bon Tool Co., Gibsonia, Pa., has a tubular steel frame on 16-in. wheels and a polyethylene drum with a maximum holding capacity of 2 cu. ft. The mixer is equipped with a ½-hp electric engine.






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