The Wagman Revolution GHP System is an innovative patented attachment tool for concrete processing using a power trowel. Contractors can now use low-cost, popular, readily-available equipment that offers a high production path for grinding, honing, and polishing concrete. The patented system makes use of the familiar power trowel. It has been used on 36” walk-behind and up to 92” path ride-on power trowels. It allows large areas to be processed at one time with a passive planetary rotating action. This low initial cost system opens new opportunities for processing concrete economically and effectively.
The system consists of bearing mounts, rotary pad drivers, and abrasive pads for grinding, honing, and polishing concrete utilizing a power trowel. The bearing mounts allow the system to have a passive planetary action which has proven desirable for concrete processing. Each trowel arm is fitted with an attachment that allows every rotary pad driver to spin freely and "float" precisely on the surface. The abrasives were developed by industry experts and are specific for this application.
The core diamond dot abrasives are designed to be small enough to follow the surface and are backed with a rubber flex pad and neoprene foam, or, a non-woven pad providing a cushion so as to process low areas without bridging. The abrasive pads are easy to change keeping the system very simple giving the operator the ability to quickly advance to the next step.
The cost of the Wagman GHP attachments to convert a power trowel is as low as $1,200 for a 36” walker and less than $3,000 for a 10-bladed 92” path rider. The cost of conventional concrete processing equipment can range from $5,000 to $26,000 (44” path). The low initial cost and the large production path of the Wagman GHP system clearly shows the low barrier to entry and high production possibilities compared to existing equipment.
The low investment cost opens many opportunities for the contractor that has the patience, desire to understand, and self-perform concrete processing. General contractors can keep schedules moving using their own personnel and underutilized equipment. Concrete contractors can expand services utilizing equipment they already own. Polishing contractors can reduce labor costs and turn large projects faster. The large path of the Wagman GHP system significantly reduces the typical high percentage of labor costs on larger projects even for companies that already own conventional polishing equipment.
Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing and founding member of Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA), recognizes this potential advantage and has stated, “it has its place in the industry”.
Wagman Metal Products Inc.