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SMITH X-Series Erasers for Bridges, Roadways, Parking Decks and Airfields

Friday, November 17th, 2017

SMITH X-Series Erasers for Bridges, Roadways, Parking Decks & Airfields

Removing markings from asphalt and concrete is much more than just taking up the stripe. Preserving the surface that’s left behind is equally important! So if you want to remove the stripe, and leave the road behind, consider the SMITH X-Series rotary erasers.   

The SMITH X1 being operated without the use of  a recommended HEPA Vacuum

When it comes to removing markings or preparing the surface for new overlays on bridge decks, parking lots, airfields and  roadway surfaces, look at the benefits of the SMITH X1SMITH X3, or SMITH LNX8 Erasers.

The easy-rolling, scraping and smoothing action of the SMITH X-Series erasers are designed to remove all markings without grooves or ghost lines that traditional scarification, planing and waterblasting equipment leaves behind.

Unlike waterblasting, the X-Series Erasers will NOT undermine porous road surfaces, because the X-Series controls cut depth penetration with precision. Owners of both machines also know that it costs less to own an X1, X3, or LNX8 Eraser. Not only can anyone operate it after an hour of training, but the acquisition and maintenance costs are less than 1/10th that of ultra-high-pressure waterblasting.

The SMITH X3 being operated without the use of  a recommended HEPA Vacuum

Want to “Be Kind” to the surface by removing the stripe and not the surface? Want to Be Kind to the environment and the operator using a HEPA vacuum with all dust producing equipment? Contact your SMITH representative to learn how you and your customers can benefit with the SMITH X-Series Erasers. Don’t forget to ask about about these seven essential surface prep tools that belong in every striper’s toolbox.


SMITHing at Intertraffic Mexico

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Intertraffic Mexico

SMITHing at Intertraffic Mexico 2017

SMITH Surface-Prep Solutions is in Mexico City for Intertraffic Mexico 2017! We’ve teamed up with our partner, Swega, in booth #1031, demonstrating how SMITHing creates safer, more sustainable surfaces on both asphalt and concrete.

For stripe removal, sidewalk grinding, groove inlay and more, SMITH has the answers you need. If you’re going, make sure to stop by and say hello!

We’ll see you in Mexico!


Get to Know SMITH in 5

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Get to know SMITH in 5

Get to Know SMITH in 5

SMITH can help you better prepare your concrete and asphalt surfaces so they become safer and sustainable. The answers to these 5 most commonly asked customer questions will help you get to know SMITH.


1.) What is SMITH Equipment used for?
Every day, a SMITH is used to successfully:

  • Remove failed coatings, contaminants, coverings, or overlays
  • Prepare surfaces with the correct profiles (SP1 – 10) to promote mechanical bond strength
  • Erase striping without grooves or undulations on the final surface
  • Groove-inlay surfaces to recess markings below the surface for longer life
  • Level and smooth down sidewalk or walkway tripping hazards fast
  • Shave down surfaces to prevent micro-cracking for new coatings, overlays, or polishing concrete
  • Reduce high spots that trap water
  • SMITH any existing hard surface correctly for the next required step
 
 
2.) Does SMITH make every equipment size and style? 
SMITH makes a gas, electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic-powered machine to fit every size job and budget.  
From the handheld FS050 Scarifiers and FS150 Rotary Erasers, to the walk-behind, self-propelled, ride-on, and skid-attachment FS and SPS Surfacers, to the no-groove X-Series Rotary Power Erasers. All machines, with the proper cutter tools, will help you achieve all 10 surface profiles on concrete or asphalt. All SMITH machines are also equipped with dust-free vacuum ports to attach to SMITH or other HEPA vacuums.
 
 
3.) How can SMITH help me if I already own a grinder, planer, scarifier, crack router, diamond shaver, or traffic-line remover?
SMITH ultra-premium-life cutters, drums, and wear components fit all popular machines. Using SMITH components will help you remove faster and more cost-effectively with less downtime. We can also provide you with details on how to achieve better surface profile finishes with our SMITHing process.
 
 
4.) What is the SMITHing process?
SMITHing is the highest quality method of the concrete or asphalt surface-preparation process. Proper surface preparation by SMITHing will decontaminate the top surface layer, then create the right surface profile without micro-cracks. SMITHing to the correct SP 1 – SP10 profile pattern assures that whatever is applied on top of the prepared surface will mechanically bond deep into the surface to permanently hold the new binder, coating, overlay, or repair material.
 
 
5.) What if I don’t own a machine and want to do the work myself, or hire a licensed contractor?
SMITH can assist you with specifications to help best meet your job expectations. If you want to do the work yourself, SMITH can help you locate a rental company. Looking to hire a quality contractor experienced in surface preparation? SMITH can help you find a contractor to fit your budget.
 
Should you have other questions and would like to know how SMITH can help you, please contact a SMITH Representative today.
 
SMITH builds fast, easy-to-use surface-preparation equipment and ultra-premium life cutter tools for hard-working contractors since 1990. SMITH equipment and the SMITHing process helps contractors prepare roads, bridges, airfields, factories and walkways to be safer and sustainable.
 
 

 
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