Wide range of concrete tools includes pokers, trowels, saws
Chicago Pneumatic has announced it is launching a wide range of concrete work tools, designed to cover every step of a job in a wide range of applications, such as walls and floor slabs.
Products include hand-held screeds, power trowels, floor saws, plus generators and drive units, designed to cover all steps of the process from vibration and levelling to finishing and cutting.
“We’re excited about this new range because it gives our customers a great opportunity to improve productivity throughout their concrete projects,” said Andrew Cope, VP for business development at Chicago Pneumatic.
“Productivity gains arise because the operator can always find the right tool for the job, whether it’s vibrating, levelling, finishing or cutting.”
There is an option of mechanical, electric or pneumatic pokers, used for removing air voids from freshly poured concrete through vibration, increasing density and finished strength. Depending on the concrete’s depth and slump, this can be achieved using a poker or screed.
The Chicago Pneumatic poker range is complemented by a wide selection of portable power sources. Mechanical pokers have a choice of gasoline or diesel drive units with rugged construction, while VCE Frequency converters run electric pokers on sites with electric power; otherwise, VCG gasoline and VCD diesel generators are available. Some generators can supply up to four VPE pokers simultaneously. A complete range of air compressors is also available to run VPP pneumatic pokers in different job sites.
In addition to pokers, the new concrete product line includes walk-behind screeds, and the CP CombiForm lightweight, leave-in-place screed rail system.
STG power trowels are another addition, ideal where smoother finished surfaces are essential.
Completing the range are the concrete and asphalt floor saws, delivering a straight, stable cut for expansion joints, to a maximum depth of 150 mm. They can also cut asphalt for road maintenance, or act as a jack hammer alternative.