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Archive for July, 2017

Barn Grooving Done Right

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

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Barn Grooving Done Right

Barn grooving is an important and cost-effective way of preventing cows from slipping, falling, getting stressed, and hurt. The objective of barn grooving is to create a non-slip concrete surface so cattle have the proper traction in alleys, yards, feed, and holding pens. The grooves catch hooves before they slip, and the channels are ideal for moving standing water.

There are many ways to pattern a groove profile on existing concrete surfaces. The fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective way is through the use of an upright self-propelled concrete scarifier or diamond shaver like the SMITH FS351 Self-Propelled Surfacer.

When selecting a machine for concrete grooving, contractors want the most cost-effective and reliable tool to finish the job on time and on budget.  They want a machine with enough weight, power and balance for easy handling. They also want a reliable drive system to produce the widest and deepest groove cut pattern required for each job.   Additionally they want to use just one machine and change only the cutter tooling to accomplish the variety of cutter drum assemblies to work on soft to hard concrete surfaces.  This comparison sheet lists the critical variables that contractors consider in their selection process.

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Diamond Grooving Drum can be spaced in any pattern on the FS351 up to 16.1″ wide

No matter what type of grooving patterns your job requires – straight, cross-cut, scarified or diamond groove pattern – select a machine that can be outfitted with a variety of cutter drums and groove spacing patterns to get the job grooved right, the first time.

Don’t let livestock costs slip away because of an ungrooved floor, contact your SMITH representative for the grooving solutions you need, at the “no-bull” price you’ll like.


SFO Airfield Marking Removal Symposium Invite

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

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SFO Airfield Marking Symposium Invite

We want to help you remove pavement markings without surface damage or water.

Join SMITH at the San Francisco Airfield Marking Symposium sponsored by Sightline, August 15-16, 2017 and see how.

SMITH will be removing airfield markings with the same machine used by SFO maintenance operations, the  SMITH X3 Dry Rotary Eraser. You’ll see markings being removed without surface grooving, micro-cracking, or water for same day marking re-application. 

Please let me know you would be interested in learning more or will be attending by clicking here.

Hope to see you on the tarmac!

Best removal,

Steven Smith 

P.S. Here’s a 2 minute video from the FLL Airfield Symposium. Enjoy!


 
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