Global construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has announced the launch of its comprehensive new concrete equipment line. The range of products covers all facets of concrete finishing applications, including vibration, levelling, finishing and cutting.
Freshly poured concrete contains air pockets that require vibration to increase the density and strength of the concrete. This can be achieved by utilizing a poker or a screed. Contractors can now select from a line of mechanical, or pneumatic, pokers from Chicago Pneumatic to meet the needs of the specific application.
The new durable and user-friendly VPM mechanical vibrators are designed for mid-sized applications using medium-to-high slump concrete. For jobs of any size with low-to-high-slump concrete requiring high-speed vibration, the VPP pneumatic vibrator range delivers high-performance centrifugal force.
With compressed-air cooling and low maintenance, these vibrators are highly dependable even in the most remote locations. The Chicago Pneumatic vibrator range is fully complemented by a wide selection of portable power sources. Mechanical vibrators have a choice of gasoline or diesel drive units with rugged construction, rubber mountings to reduce vibration and noise, and quick-release couplings. A complete range of air compressors is available to run VPP pneumatic vibrators on different job sites.
The new concrete product line includes walk-behind screeds that provide a consistent, even surface without any guide or supporting tube. Equipped with reliable Honda engines, they offer reduced hand-arm vibration, with an easily-accessible ignition switch and throttle control for quick adjustments. The LBG 1200 hand-held screed provides surface vibration only; it is suitable for slabs of all types and concrete of all consistencies. Recommended for smaller slabs and medium-to-low slump concrete, the LBG 800 bull float screed provides deeper vibration and single-step levelling.
Screeding time, labor and transport costs can also be cut with the CP CombiForm lightweight, leave-in-place screed rail system. CombiForm is easily prepared and cast into the concrete, providing an efficient levelling solution. Without requirement for concrete pre-levelling before screeding, it can also eliminate the need for a floor saw.
Chicago Pneumatic’s STG power trowels are ideal where smoother finished surfaces are essential. Models are available for jobs from small edging tasks to larger floors. With efficient, reliable performance and low maintenance, they create long-lasting durable finishes for concrete slabs, industrial floors, parking lots and alleys. The STG 24 is a small power float edger intended for smaller slabs and finishing edges, especially in confined spaces and by walls. STG 36 and 46 are higher capacity trowels designed for larger slabs.
Completing the range are concrete and asphalt floor saws that deliver a straight, stable cut for expansion joints, to a maximum depth of 150 mm. They ease the operator’s work with adjustable handles and ergonomically positioned controls.
Both gasoline and diesel models are available, and both conform to Chicago Pneumatic’s standards of reliability and simple maintenance.