USA: Atlas Copco launches upgraded trowels
new BG245 and BG375 walk-
behind trowels excel at finishing concrete in
limited-access worksites, and close to walls
due to their compact bodies and light
The upgraded trowels
feature an adjust-
to make servicing easy;
and a centrifugal clutch
for safe operations.
relatively light weight
and compact protec-
tion rings provide versatility on con-
crete slabs. The BG245 weighs 130 pounds (59 kg) and the
BG375 weighs 185 pounds (84 kg), making them easy to
manoeuvre. Each unit features four blades lengths, which
allows operators to tackle a wide range of projects, from
sidewalks to driveways.
The BG245 comes equipped with 24” long blades and
features a rubber edger to prevent damaging walls or
concrete, which makes it ideal for use on indoor worksites.
The BG375 includes 37” (584 mm) long blades for efficient
operation on larger, outdoor applications, such as drive-
ways. Both trowels come standard with a gas-powered,
high-capacity Honda or Vanguard engine.
The trowels’ quick pitch controls minimize set-up times
and enhance their versatility. Using the controls, operators
can adjust the angle of the blades and speed easily with-
out impacting productivity. This variable speed also means
operators can perform either high speed burnishing or low
speed, high torque floating.
The trowels also enhance operator safety. The units’
centrifugal clutches, commonly referred to as the dead
man’s grip, disconnect the drive train from the engine
as soon as the operator releases the grip. This stops the
blades within 180° of rotation, which not only improves
safety, but also minimizes costly damage to the concrete.
The trowels’ carrying handles are welded to the pro-
tection rings and support the trowels when the machines
are tilted forward for maintenance, such as cleaning or
changing blades. Contractors can fold the units’ operating
handles to save cargo space and load handling time during
The BG375 features a detachable throttle that can be
moved from the left handle to the right, which enhances
comfort and ease of use for left and right-handed opera-
•Atlas Copco Construction Tools (USA)
Hitachi Japan launches
4 vibration rollers
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
rouced four new vibration rollers - ZC35C-5 (2.80t),
ZC50C-5 (3.61t) are combined type (front wheels iron
drum, rear wheel tyres).
ZC35T-5 (3.03t), ZC50T-5 (4.08t) are tandem type
(drum of iron wheels both front and back).
In addition to the safety performance which has
followed the previous model the new models benefeit
from improved workability and maintenance proper-
These include direct-injection engines to help
achieve significant reduced fuel consumption.
A neutral forward-reverse lever means that it is not
possible to start the engine unless the parking brake is
The adoption of a direct injection engine with a rated
output of 18.2kW does not require a muffler filter for
It employs a full opening engine cover, further improv-
ing access to the inspection and maintenance points.
ZC50C-5 and ZC50T-5 models feature a conventional
Hi mode, in addition to the Lo mode. The super Lo mode
improves climbing ability
These models may not be made available worldwide.
Please check wiyh local dealer for availability. Configura-
tion may also vary according to regional regulations.
Operating Weight (kg)
Static line pressure (N / cm
(kgf / cm))
Vibratory force (kN (kgf))
20.6 (2,100) 24.5 (2500) 20.6 (2,100) 24.5 (2500)
Compaction width (mm)
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