Manufacturers have worked hard to make screeds easy to maneuver, because even a slight tipping or mishandling of these long metal blades can screw up an almost finished pour.
With the debut of its E-Screed by Magic Screed, Allen Engineering uses a lithium-ion battery pack to reduce weight and provide screed vibration while maintaining the same power and performance of the original Magic Screed. According to the company, the new E-Screed can level an area four times larger with less effort than conventional screeds.
The new E-Screed’s high-frequency vibration provides uniform distribution over the entire blade length – enhancing the structural integrity of the concrete through consolidation.
A 1.5-horsepower, 40-volt lithium-ion battery delivers 26.5 amp-hours of juice to the unit, giving you vibration speeds up to 7,500 rpm and consolidation to depths up to 6 inches.
To make it easier for the operator to handle the machine, the new E-Screed comes with a harness made from durable, easy-to-clean material. Adjustable handles and a battery unit backpack add comfort for operators working long periods on sizable jobs. And you can still use your Magic Screed blades from 4 to 16 feet in length with the new E-Screed.
The E-Screed’s brushless electric motor and emissions-free power source reduce maintenance chores. It comes with a tilt-up stand, twist throttle controls and an ergonomic carrying handle.