MBW introduces a heavy, high-speed trowel for the finishing of concrete under adverse conditions. Model 465199 is a 46-inch in diameter machine. It gets its power from a GX390 Honda engine factory-set to 3,400 rpm. The machine weighs 275 pounds and offers a rotor speed range of 35 to 180 rpm. The wide range of rotor rpm happens through a variable sheave torque converter-style clutch.
The machine is available with either conventional twist adjusting or constant force pitch handles. To function properly, power trowels must maintain a precise perpendicular relationship between the gearbox’s output shaft and blade arms. Once that relationship is compromised, the trowel will vibrate and/or wobble. MBW has gone to great lengths to maintain this critical relationship. MBW Walk-Behind Power Trowels feature the industry’s heaviest bearings, output shafts, gears, spiders and blade arms. Comparison of these critical MBW components to those of any competitor answers the question as to why MBW trowels run so well for so long.
MBW considered operator comfort, safety and increased productivity to be essential in the design of the new trowel. For example, MBW handles are up to 6 inches longer than most others, which provides greater leverage. The handles are adjustable to fit the operator more comfortably and also absorb trowel torque. Each MBW trowel is balanced with regard to engine location for excellent performance and reduced operator fatigue. MBW’s heavier handle and stronger guard ring add up to extra safety.
MBW offers 24-inch, 36-inch and 46-inch trowels.
About MBW Inc.
MBW of Slinger, WI, began operations over 50 years ago with its introduction of a lower maintenance vibratory plate compactor. Today the company’s product line encompasses a full line of soil compaction products, equipment for mixing, vibrating, screeding, finishing and slip forming of concrete. It also has a number of specialty products for construction applications. All MBW products have been both designed and manufactured with one mission in mind. That mission is to advance the state-of-the-art in product design while providing reliable and reasonable relationships with its customers.