Atlas Copco Upgrades Walk-Behind Concrete Power Trowels

Fri January 20, 2017 - National Edition

Atlas Copco power trowel
Atlas Copco power trowel

Atlas Copco's three new walk-behind power trowels — the BG 245, BG 375 and BG 475 — include upgraded features that enhance versatility and safety on a variety of applications, from fine edge to rough surface concrete finishing.

The units can be equipped with either a twist pitch or quick pitch for optimal performance on a wide range of jobs. Atlas Copco also designed the trowels with its exclusive QuickStop feature that stops the blade rotation immediately after the operator releases the handles. This results in zero-degree spin that minimizes the risk of injury.

With QuickStop, blade rotation stops immediately

Walk-behind power trowels are often equipped with a centrifugal clutch that allows the handle to spin unmanned as much as 540 degrees from the moment the handle is released until the rotation completely stops. The BG trowels' QuickStop feature includes a belt clutch that immediately stops the blade rotation with zero-degree handle spin for maximum operator safety. In addition, QuickStop doesn't kill the ignition when the trigger is released, allowing the speed to be adjusted without damaging the belt and clutch.

Atlas Copco is exhibiting the new trowels Jan. 17-20, 2017, at booth C4303 during World of Concrete.

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