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Archive for 2015

Say YES to AES – Automated Engagement System

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Why you should say YES to AES

One of the frustrations with operating walk-behind surface preparation and traffic-line removal equipment is not being able to precisely control the start and stop of each removal pass. Traditional cam levers used to raise and lower the cutters to the surface are awkward to use. They require taking your hands off the handle to raise or lower the cutting head, compromising the final profile finish.

The solution:

The “AES” or Automated Engagement System, a simple one-button push actuator that controls the “up and down” action of the cam lever assembly located on the SMITH LNX8, SPS8 and SPS10 removers.

We designed the AES to easily retrofit on all existing SMITH LNX8 Erasers with the battery-start system, as well as being available as an option on all 2016 SMITH LNX8, SPS8 and SPs10 models.

The AES is a real game-changer in removal, because the operator can begin and end each removal pass while maintaining precise SP1-SP10 surface finish profiles. It’s a perfect compliment to operating the SMITH LNX8 by itself, or with the SMITH Sulky SR-25 Driver if you don’t have a battery start. The AES can also be added to the SPS10 and EZOFF Systems when using the SMITH Sulky SR-25 Drivers.

Next step? Say “yes!”

For more information, or to obtain the AES for your existing SMITH LNX8, SPS10 or EZOFF, please contact your SMITH Representative, and say YES to AES!




Reserve Your SMITH

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Reserve Your SMITH Today!

reserve your SMITH

Stock up on the items you need now, and lock up the lowest prices for 2016 on all SMITH cutters, drums, and removers… in 4 easy steps:

Reservations Held Over!

It’s So Easy! Save on Everything You Need for the Upcoming Year!

Plus, Save Now During Our Year-End Savings Event!

• Section 179 Tax Savings

• Select  2016 Models

• Remaining 2015 Inventory

• Used Equipment

• Scratch and Dent

• Demo Models


“Shave It” Stacked Diamond Drum Assemblies

Cut faster, longer, and with more consistent finishes on asphalt or concrete. Built for your groover, scarifier, or plunge-cut grinder. Available in all diameters and widths.




SMITH FS351 Self-Propelled Diamond Shaver

Fastest, widest, and most-consistent removal finish. Groove or shave a single or multiple passes with uniform and consistent dimensional width, depth, straightness. and surface finish – without micro-cracking.




 SMITH FS391 HD Diamond Groove-Inlayer for Skid Steers

Win more bids and earn more by groove-inlaying or preparing asphalt and concrete surfaces with the all-purpose, all-new SMITH FS391 and your skid loader.



SMITH X-Series Rotary Erasers

Remove stripes or coatings without grooves, ghost lines, micro-cracking or undermining surfaces when removing thermoplastics, MMA, epoxy, elastomerics, polyurea, thin or high-build paints – without water. Push, drive, or ride with the SMITH LNX8, X1, or X3.



Contact your SMITH Representative today for complete details. But hurry…

Offer valid through November 30, 2015, or while supplies last!


Parking Spaces Erased in China

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

USA-made SMITH X3 Erasing Stripes in China 

parking lot lines

VTE can help you remove Parking Spaces, Roadway or Airport markings in China. VTE is the official SMITH reseller in China. They can demonstrate to you, the best way to permanently remove (erase) markings fast, easy and cost-effective.

If you have a need to remove stripes or prepare asphalt or concrete surfaces, please contact VTE for expert sales and service.

Recently, VTE has successfully demonstrated to government transportation officials in China the removal of parking stripes.   They successfully proved through their demonstrations that eradicating (erasing) stripes with a SMITH X-series rotary dry  eraser is far superior than any other method including water blasting.

The USA-made SMITH X3 Rotary Eraser was officially demonstrated with a common Bobcat skid loader and proceeded to remove thousands of parking lines in the city center. The state agency officials were very impressed that the markings were quickly removed without any grooving or ghosting damage to their road surfaces.

parking lot lines

In Quingdao, the specific city of the demonstration, their specifications call out for dry rotary erasing using a SMITH X3, X1, or LNX8 style planetary eraser. “A traditional scarifier will scar the surface, but the SMITH Erasers leave a smooth, bevel-edge finish with no ghost lines, grooves or surface micro-cracking.” as reported by VTE and Agency representatives.

parking lot line erased

If you are looking to remove striping in China, please contact VTE directly for USA-Made SMITH Manufacturing Equipment,  VTE is the official SMITH Representative and offers direct sales, service, and support.  VTE also has in stock SMITH machines, cutter drum assemblies and parts you need to remove stripes faster with best surface finishes.

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