Belt cover has been removed for illustrative purposes only.  Do not operate a Surface Planer in this configuration.

Surface planers are ideal for removing trip-and-fall hazards, stripping thick, high tensile floor coatings or profiling any surface for a new coating.  Specially designed carbide flails can effectively remove thermo and cold plastic type markings from streets and industrial floors.

The SP8 Series II surface planers make your surface preparation seem plane easy.

Why Is The Drum In Front Of The Wheels?

To maximize productivity and service life, it is essential for the wheels, and not the drum, to support the weight of the surface planer during operation.  Positioning the drum in front of the wheels offers several operational advantages.  For traffic line or surface coating removal, the front position allows the drum to produce a more uniform and consistent finish.  Compare the differences between a front-mounted and center-mounted lawn mower deck.  With the drum positioned in front of the wheels, there is less tendency to "scalp" the surface.  (See Drum Position).

When removing trip-and fall hazards from a sidewalk, the advantages are even more evident.  The front position allows the drum to be positioned on the lower surface, perpendicular to the misalignment.  Rough cutting the material quickly establishes the grade line with less physical effort.  Once the bulk of the misalignment has been removed, the surface planer can be repositioned parallel to the grade to remove additional material for more gradual blending.  If a smoother final finish is required, less aggressive flails can be utilized.

1. Comfortable operator handle .
Full width, tubular design maximizes operator leverage and control. anti-skip, polyurethane coating helps maximize helps maximize productivity and minimize fatigue.
2. Choice of power sources.
5 or (3.7 k.W) category gasoline:  5 hp (3.7 kW) electric , domestic or foreign voltage operation and 8.5 hp (6.3 kW) pneumatic.
 3. Twin V-belt drive system.
Absorbs and minimizes shock-loading back to power source.  Twin-belt configuration provides extended service life and redundancy.
4. Dual V-belt tension adjustment.
Properly aligns engine and maintains belt tension to factory specifications.  Proper tension increases belt and bearing service life.
5. External grease fitting.
Facilitates greasing bearings at regular intervals to maximize service life.
6. Belt Cover (not pictured).
Heavy-guage, welded, sheet metal cover helps protect drive system from external damage.  Bottom guard configuration helps minimize material ingestion into V-belt drive system.
7. Carry handle.
Comfortable and functional when loading or unloading.
8. Standard 3" diameter dust port (not pictured).
Connects directly to vacuum systems.  Larger size helps minimize static pressure loss while increasing vacuum system performance.  Front location allows vacuum hose to better clear and remain free of machine during operation.
9. Dual port deflector.
Helps minimize potential for a damaged flail to exit the dust port.
10. Water-mist dust-control fitting.
Allows installation of a valve and water source as an alternative method for dust control.
11. Access -door alignment pins.
Precision mounting configuration minimizes machining and bearing runout tolerances.  Heat treated to maximize service life.
12. Full-length hexagon driveshaft.
Hexagon shape maximizes driveshaft and drum contact area.  Helps disperse impulse forces over a wider surface area to minimize wear.  Manufacturing tolerances speed drum installation yet minimize "hour glass" wear on both driveshaft and drum.  Heat treated to maximize service life.
13.  Drum positioned in front of wheels.
Increases machine stability by reducing recoil forces.  Provides greater uniformity and consistency when removing surface coatings.
14.  Replaceable outboard bearing bushing.
Precision-broached hexagon shaped bushing can be quickly field replaced.  Heat treated to maximize service life.
15. Side access door.
Allows drum to be quickly changed without tipping machine forward or backward.
16.  Replaceable forward casters and axle.
Worn components can be field replaced individually or together without realignment difficulty.
17.  Replaceable wear bushings in all pivot areas.
Heat treated, full-length bushings increase service life in high-wear areas.
18.  Convenient oil drain.
Promotes proper oil change intervals on engine powered units.
19.  High-capacity automotive-type ball joint.
Heat treated to reduce linkage rod wear.
20.  Replaceable rear casters and axle.
Worn components can be field replaced individually or together without realignment difficulty.
21.  Screw-type drum height control system.
Worn components can be field replaced individually or together without realignment difficulty.
22.  Remote located engine ON/OFF ignition switch.
Connects directly to engine-mounted ON/OFF ignition switch.
23.  Drum-height control lever.
Operator input controls drum height during operation.  One complete revolution produces approximately 1/16 inch (1.6mm) vertical height movement.

Over 90% of all job applications for an SP8 Series II surface planer can be solved by choosing one of the following drum/flail configurations. Contact our experienced customer service members for assistance with your specific application.

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