- MBW Concrete Sealer Sprayers, are they worth the expense? Any issues… - March 7, 2014
If you are debating if a MBW Concrete Sealer Sprayer is worth the initial expense, if you do reasonable size pours / flatwork, they definitely will pay for themselves with the productivity in both labor, wasted materials and 3 gal sprayers cost and maintenance.
Having issue with your MBW or any other mfg of Concrete Sealer Sprayer? It is most likely one of two seemingly obvious issues. 1) These pumps are primarily or exclusively built for water based materials 2) Not being properly cleaned. As obvious as this one seems, thinking of taking even a break for 30 mins especially if combined with high temps, dryer air, etc…it does not take much for the tips to clog…this can cause back pressure and shut the pump down, causing an on and off effect as you continue to operate the unit.
Proper planning of being able to do as much continuous spraying as possible with short breaks will increase the productivity of these type of units. Want to increase productivity even more, combine these sprayers on a mobile platform such as the 55 gal tilt base cart.
- Looking for a Power/Concrete Buggy? - February 22, 2014
Are you looking for the right Power/Concrete Buggy for your construction projects? Well, selection is limited out there when it comes to the number of manufacturers that offer Power Buggies. You go from the cheaper quality to upper quality. As you can tell from our site, we currently offer one of the top manufacturers with the Multiquip/Whiteman series.
We are not going to point out the differences between the lower end units vs the two manufacturers mentioned above, in the world of equipment you get what you pay for. We are going to suggest a contractor concentrates more on the features they need the majority of the time in order to be productive. You have track vs wheeled systems, 2 wheel drive vs AWD, recoil vs electric start, foam filled or non foam filled tires. The track systems are great and similar to their skid steer cousins, they offer a lower per sq ft lb of weight, but more costly to purchase originally and also to maintain so one should definitely feel the need to warrant the expense.
Size does matter, most mfg’s offer a 16 cf capacity give or take and Multiquip/Whiteman is anticipating a 2014 release of their 20 cf unit.
- Tier 4i vs Final Tier 4 Diesel Engine - February 22, 2014
In this current day and age of EPA regulations driving the “more efficient” diesel engine to less emissions, Municipalities of all levels and Contractors (big & small) are faced with ever increasing cost for the same output/end result of a performing piece of equipment…such as a Generator, Air Compressor, Welder, etc. Unfortunately as noted in the first few words, this is driven by current regulations and there is little any of us as end users can do about it. But, if at all possible look to purchase Tier 3 or Tier 4i (i = interval) diesel engines if available in the manufacturer(s) you are looking to own.
Take for an example, Kaeser Air, a great line-up of Air Compressors built for the Pro’s, easy to maintain and a great warranty are still available in most of their models in a Tier 4i or larger units maybe even in a Tier 3…saving you considerable money (in the thousands) vs other mfg’s that have to put out a compressor in a Final 4. Mfg’s are limited to the quantity they are allowed to make for these soon to run out “older” tiers, but feel free to contact us with any questions.