General Equipment Co. introduces its second-generation CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper, which offers updated features that lower maintenance and increase productivity, making it an even more efficient solution for removing ceramic tile, hardwood flooring and other tough floor coverings.
With a new, easier operating on/off control, the CTS12 Gen 2 is designed to enhance maneuverability, control and visibility. Its unique configuration allows users to operate electric-powered breakers in an upright position, which helps increase productivity while reducing strain on operators’ knees and lower backs.
The CTS12 Gen 2 features increased flexibility, accepting new mounting kits for the Hilti TE-1000-AVR breaker. Beyond this model, the unit continues to work as a tool carrier for electric-powered breakers with ratings between 30 and 45 foot-pounds of force, and includes popular models of Bosch, Makita and Hitachi.
As with the original model, the accessory tool angle of the CTS12 Gen 2 can be adjusted to nine different self-locking positions, allowing the operator to find the best performing approach to each unique application. Also, a new productivity boosting mechanism accommodates breaker variances in mounted chisel orientation to the working surface. The new feature allows the adjustment of both wheels. This keeps the chisel flat on the working surface, ensuring the entire tool edge is hitting the glue line between the floor and material being removed. This capability also helps minimize uneven tool wear, plus reduces operator force required and fatigue when operating the machine.
Furthermore, the Anti-Vibe handle is adjustable to enhance operator comfort, and is rubber-insulated to reduce vibration. It also folds for simplified storage and transport.
Breakers mount quickly to the CTS12’s heavy-duty, unitized welded steel frame. The unit operates from a standard 115 VAC, 15-ampere power source.
General Equipment Co. offers a wide range of industry-standard, 11/8-inch-hexagon-by-6-inch shank accessory tools to work with the CTS12. These include chisels and scraper blades (up to 12-inches wide) for handling a variety of floor-covering removal applications.
Other equipment in the Rip-R-Stripper line includes the FCS5AC, FCS10 and FCS16 models for removing carpet, ceramic tile, linoleum and mastics.
In business for more than 60 years, General Equipment Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of earth augers, ventilation blowers, asphalt cutters, surface preparation equipment and temporary lighting equipment.