General Equipment Introduces FCS16 RIP-R-STRIPPER™ Floor-Covering Remover

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RIP-R-STRIPPER line is ideal for removing flooring materials such as carpet, linoleum and mastics.

RIP-R-STRIPPER

The FCS16 uses downward force to bore into and strip away the applied floor covering and adhesive.

Further increasing safety and productivity rates, the Back-Saver™ blade control system allows infinite blade angle adjustment during use.

General Equipment Company’s FCS16 Rip-R-Stripper™, an electric-powered floor-covering stripper, is ideal for removing such materials as carpet, linoleum and mastics. The Rip-R-Stripper offers high productivity, an ergonomic design and multiple removal accessories.

Built with a 3/4-horsepower, 115/230 VAC, 60-Hertz electric motor, the Rip-R-Stripper features high productivity, yet low noise levels. With an exciter unit mounted directly to the driveshaft, the machine uses downward force to bore into and strip away the applied floor covering and adhesive. External weights can be added to provide extra force for removing tough residues and to increase material removal rates. Producing less than 70 dBA (decibel level), operation noise is quiet and safe.

Featuring an ergonomic design, the Rip-R-Stripper provides a pleasant operator experience to increase work stamina and minimize occupational injury. The comfortable operator's handle offers a full-width, tubular construction that increases leverage and control, while the handle-grip configuration is designed to optimize wrist strength and reduce fatigue. The adjustable handle height caters to operators of any build, helping to prevent lower back strain.

Further increasing safety and productivity rates, the Back-Saver™ blade control system allows infinite blade angle adjustment during use. This eliminates having to stop the machine and manually change blade angles or adjust linkages.

Several blade options are available to handle different materials and application dimensions. Options include 6-, 10- and 16-inch straight blades (beveled edges) for removing carpet, linoleum and ceramic tile; 6- and 10-inch angled blades (beveled edges) for mastic removal; 8- and 12-inch straight scoring blades (beveled edge up) for removing materials from concrete surfaces; 8- and 12-inch straight scoring blades (beveled edge down) for removing materials from wood surfaces; and a ripper-tooth attachment for ceramic tile and hardwood floor removal. All blades can be quickly and easily removed using the supplied "T"-handled Allen wrench.

Designed for simple transport and storage, the Rip-R-Stripper is built with a foldable handle, frame-integrated lifting grips and solid composite wheels. Each wheel is fitted with an externally mounted, adjustable scraper to minimize build-up of tacky adhesive/mastic materials and keep the unit moving freely about the job site.

With a unitized, welded steel-plate frame and only one moving part, the Rip-R-Stripper is built to handle the rigors of most job sites, while requiring minimal routine maintenance. Oversized, high-capacity rubber mounts, extra capacity ball bearings and integrated frame stops help to avoid damage from abuse or high shock loads.

In business for more than 50 years, General Equipment Company is a family-owned manufacturer of earth augers, ventilation blowers, asphalt cutters and surface preparation equipment. For more information, contact General Equipment Co., 620 Alexander Drive S.W., Owatonna, MN 55060, call 507-451-5510 or 800-533-0524, fax 507-451-5511 or 877-344-4375(DIGGER5), or visit the website at http://www.generalequip.com.

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