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SMITH Manufacturing

 •  May 5

Surface-prep work does not have to be frustrating. When the prep work is clearly specified in contracts and there is agreement between all parties as to what the final surface needs to look like, the work can be satisfying and rewarding. SMITH has designed a series of questions for pavement maintenance and concrete flooring maintenance contractors...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  March 29

What does it take to get the surface in the right condition so pavement markings last? Why will clear specifications, qualified contractors and quality inspection practices assure agencies get a return on their groove-inlay investments? These are just two of the questions answered at the ATSSA New England Chapter technical committee meeting on...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  March 22

The following is an excerpt on evaluating rotary-style and drum-style grinders for pavement marking removal work. Which machine should Stripers select when removing and replacing pavement markings in a new location? The selection must consider that the pavement surface is not damaged during the removal process. Stripers will purchase a...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  March 6

This photo, courtesy of ATSSA, is of Dave and Jim Jobeun of Todco Barricade, and Steven Smith on the exhibit floor at ATSSA 2017. The discussion was centered on how the SMITH MV5500 gas-powered vacuum can help contractors comply with the OSHA silica rule. Todco Barricade purchased the MV5500 along with a MV-SB cyclone separator to contain all...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  February 8

This ATSSA video demonstrates the top 10 reasons pavement maintenance and striping contractors can earn more and remove faster by SMITHing. SMITH Manufacturing builds quality surface preparation removal equipment and ultra-premium life cutter tools designed to make roadways and walkways safer and last longer. Made in the USA since 1990, SMITH...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  February 8

USA-Made SMITH model SR-25™ Sulky Power Driver, with ergonomic speed controls, all-stainless-steel hydrostatic driver with multiple-position hitch plate for quick and easy attachment to most manual push paint or thermo stripers, scarifiers, and line removal machines, featuring: All-stainless-steel and stainless welded construction with...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  February 8

The SMITH SPS8™ is a compact, rugged center-drum-balanced-designed scarifier for easy surface prep on concrete or asphalt. Upgrade to the SPS8™ Deluxe for an all-purpose scarifier that’s easy to own, operate and maintain, with maintenance-free bearings, longer-lasting cutter drums, faster-removing cutters, engage cradle, feathering wheel, and...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  January 29

We surveyed professional surface-prep contractors at the recent World of Concrete show to find out. We asked one question – do you prefer that your surface-prep jobs list a specific (CSP 1 – 10) profile number alone, or do you prefer to have both the profile number and the type of equipment to achieve it? Before we give you the results, allow us...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  January 17

Visit SMITH at the Concrete Show and find a faster and easier way to achieve all 10 surface profiles on concrete. Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall, Booth #S12251 Click here for show details. If you will be attending, please RSVP here. Watch this video to preview the SMITH exhibit at the World of...

SMITH Manufacturing

 •  January 9

To assure a long-term mechanical bond on concrete or asphalt, new markings must be applied onto surfaces that are properly cleaned, dried, profiled and sound. Most jobs specify the prep before striping work as sweeping, power washing, or air blowing. These traditional topical treatments are not long-term solutions for stay-in-place markings in...