Scarifiers are very common in the concrete industry as they provide you with the capability to remove concrete more efficiently and quickly than with common grinders. They also go by several other names including milling machines and surface planers. The scarifiers make use of cutting wheels. They spin at high speeds so it can make short work of many different concrete surfaces.
These pieces of equipment are used in many different types of settings thanks to the designs of the machine. They are helpful in a variety of locations and for different purposes. They can help with milling, grooving walkways, removing trip hazards that might be on a sidewalk or a path, remove coatings, and much more.
Features of scarifiers
The machines will often be able to work with a variety of different attachments as well. These various assemblies can help the contractor to complete a wide range of different types of jobs. You can choose from machines that are manual push and that you walk behind and push, or those that are walk-behind and self-propelled. This latter option is very easy to use, but even the ones that you walk behind are not overly difficult to operate. They merely take more manual power.
The size and type of the machine will dictate how much square footage you will be capable of covering in the span of an hour, on average. This will likely be something that the contractors will want to factor into the equation when they are trying to determine which item they would like to rent.
The walk-behind models will generally be capable of covering between 350 to 1,500 square feet depending on the model you choose. Naturally, there are variances between the horsepower and the machine size that will have an effect on how much the contractor is able to do in a given period.
The scarifiers will often have a number of options available. There are different types of cutters, including premium grades, varying diameters, widths, the number of cutting teeth, and a variety of tip styles. For example, you could choose from sharp teeth or flat, somewhat blunt teeth, as well as angled teeth.
A number of companies offer scarifiers today including CS Unitec Inc., Marindus Co. Inc, and PowerBoss. When you are making your choice for rental, be sure to consider the scope and size of your project before choosing an option.