When MBW develops a new product, we look for deficiencies in products already in the marketplace. Portable wet screeds suffered 4 serious shortcomings:
Wet screeds were prone to high maintenance, especially in connection to drive mechanisms between the engine and exciter. The ScreeDemon a simple, durable, low cost rubber isolator drives the eccentric.
Most screed and screed bar combinations produce irregular vibration along the length of the screed bar. Not only is the concrete exposed to highly variable levels of vibration but cream levels vary from spot to spot along the screed bar. The back-to-back triangular construction of the ScreeDemon bar is extremely rigid and minimizes variability in the transmission of vibration.
Most screeds bolt to their screed bars. Hardware threads are compromised by the concrete and assembling or removing the screed becomes such a problem that crews often dont disassemble for cleaning or transport. The ScreeDemon simply clamps to the specially designed bar. No holes to weaken the screed bar. No threads to complicate assembly/disassembly. The ScreeDemon goes together and comes apart in seconds.
Operator Health & Safety
All wet screeds tested by MBW exposed operators to excessive hand/arm vibration. The ScreeDemon’s patent pending mount retention method enables use of low
durometer isolators without loss of operator control. Hand/arm vibration is 50 to 90% lower than competitive screeds.
- Magnesium Float Blade is lightweight and with no cut-out or attached hardware provides maximum strength and easy cleanup.
- 4-Stroke Honda GX35 engine.
- Patented dual level, antivibration system reduces vibration transmitted to the operator.
- Clamping Mechanism allows quick and easy attachment and has captured hardware.
- High Strength cast aluminum frame.
- Sealed Exciter with oversized bearings requires no maintenance.
- Main Handle has a walk-in design to allow easy access to lifting points. The handle also folds for easy transport and storage.