Single-Head Surface Grinder suits smaller-scale projects.

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Suited for floor preparation projects, SG12/E is powered by TEFC 1.5 hp electric motor and features one rotating disc with 12 in. working width. It has top disc rotation speed of 250 rpm and is built for portability with folding handle. Able to be navigated through stairwells, unit has unitized, welded-steel plate frame that includes integral bail design, self-aligning ball bearings, and heavy-duty V-belt reduction drive system.

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General Equipment Introduces New Single-Head Surface Grinder

OWATONNA, Minn. - Responding to the changing needs of the equipment rental market, General Equipment Company introduces the new SG12/E single-head surface grinder. Designed for smaller-scale surface preparation projects, the SG12/E offers high performance, durability and ease-of-use, making it ideal for anyone from professional contractors to do-it-yourself homeowners.

Powered by a totally enclosed, fan-cooled 1.5-horsepower electric motor, the SG12 features a single rotating disc with a 12-inch-wide working width. Offering a top disc rotation speed of 250 rpm, applications for the SG12 include grinding concrete surfaces, removing mastics, adhesives, epoxies and urethanes, breaking up deposits of grease and dirt, removing rubber carpet backing and industrial residues, and polishing more delicate terrazzo and marble floor surfaces.

Built for portability, the SG12 includes a folding handle that makes it easier to transport in today's smaller vehicles. Additionally, the compact frame design and wheel position allow for simple maneuvering up and down stairwells. The fully adjustable handle height better accommodates the user, providing a more comfortable operating experience.

The SG12's unitized, welded-steel plate frame includes an integral bail design for loading and unloading with a forklift. Extra capacity, self-aligning ball bearings and a heavy-duty V-belt reduction drive system are standard for optimum durability. A removable safety and dust shield surrounding the rotating disc helps contain airborne dust and limits material contamination, while also protecting the machine's internal components from damage.

For maximum safety, the SG12 includes the exclusive Quik-Stop(TM) deadman motor switch that immediately stops the grinder's motor in the event the operator loses control of the machine. A 37-foot-long extension cord is standard, complete with a GFI for added safety.

The SG12 accommodates the same wide variety of attachments currently available with General Equipment's larger, dual-head SG24 Series of surface grinders. This includes grinding stones, scarifiers, wire brushes, the SCRAPE-R-TACH® Coatings Removal System and the DIAM-A-TACH® Diamond Segment Grinding System.

For more information about the new SG12 single-head surface grinder or General Equipment's full line of surface preparation equipment, contact General Equipment Company, 620 Alexander Drive S.W., Owatonna, MN 55060, call 800-533-0524, fax 507-451-5511, toll-free fax 877-344-4375 or visit the Web site at

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