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Archive for the ‘barn grooving’ Category

Your Surface-Prep Briefing for August 2017

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Remove Faster News Briefing

News for Safer, Sustainable Surfaces

August 2017


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SFO Airfield Marking Symposium Invitation

Remove markings without damage or water! Join SMITH at the San Francisco Airfield Marking Symposium, August 15-16, 2017. Read more.


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The Power of Surface Prep

When we shine a light on the value of specifying, performing, inspecting, and paying for proper surface-prep work, everyone benefits. That’s the power of surface preparation work. Read more.


Barn Grooving Done Right

Barn grooving is an important, cost-effective way of preventing cows from slipping, falling, and getting hurt. The grooves catch hooves before they slip, and the channels are ideal for moving standing water. Read more.


SMITH Red Tag Savings Event

During our annual inventory count, our sales team asked if we can offer our customers something special this summer.  

Introducing our Red Tag inventory event going on now!  We have red tagged SMITH cutters, drums, cutter drum assemblies, machine parts (new and used) and more that we’re going to GIVE AWAY. Why? Because we can! Read more.


APWA Public Works Expo Invitation

We invite you to visit us at APWA booth #1309 August 27-28, and see how SMITHing creates safer, sustainable surfaces on your walkways, bikeways, and roadways. Read more.


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.


 
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