RSP Strip-N-Scrub System Rejuvenates, Strips & Deep Cleans

Runyon Power Strip N' Scrub SystemRunyon Surface Prep’s Strip-N-Scrub System easily restores heavily soiled concrete or terrazzo floors when used on a power trowel machine. It can also be used to quickly and efficiently remove sealers, including cure and seals, from concrete

By using non-woven floor pads, this innovative system increases the functionality and versatility of your power trowel. The pads and drivers are simple to attach, easy to use and improve the versatility of an 8-foot power trowel machine. The system works for many types of applications (restoration, stripping and cleaning) and keeps your workflow progressing smoothly.

The Power Strip N’ Scrub System set-up for an 8-foot trowel machine includes:

Steel Float Pans Anchor This System

The two Kraft Tool ProForm float pans in this system are made of heavy-duty #10-gauge steel, providing strength and durability. The edges are beveled with a .125-inch rise to keep them from digging into the concrete. Each pan fits over five power trowel blades and is held securely in place by two clips. The two float pans have five velcro drivers to hold the applicator pads. You can extend their service life by rotating the steel float pans periodically.

Rejuvenate Polished Concrete & Terrazzo

The Power Strip N’ Scrub System expands a power trowel’s work potential from applications to restoration, stripping and maintenance. Light restoration / rejuvenation of a previously polished concrete or terrazzo floor only requires attaching diamond impregnated pads on each float pan. Using diamond impregnated pads in progressively finer grits in sequence will restore the refinement of a lightly worn previously polished substrate to a high aesthetic level.

Stripping Sealers (Including Cure and Seals)

Thoroughly removing a sealer from a concrete floor is a hassle without the right products. Using the Power Strip N’ Scrub System with  46-inch black stripping pad in conjunction with a chemical stripping agent, most sealers can be quickly and efficiently removed.

Scrub & Densify

You can also use a power trowel to scrub in a chemical hardener or densifier to a concrete floor. These reactive silicate/silicanate liquids chemically react with the calcium hydroxide present in the concrete, forming a harder, denser substrate that is more impact and abrasion resistant. Many densifiers require agitation during the application to properly penetrate and react and using a power trowel outfitted with black non-woven pads to provide this agitation is an extremely efficient method for this.

Deep Clean with a Power Trowel Machine

The 8-foot path of a power trowel machine creates an efficiency advantage when deep cleaning large areas. Paired with heavy-duty cleaners or de-greasers, the system quickly and capably clean the dirtiest of surfaces and provides deep-clean results every time.

RSP Power Strip N’ Scrub System

Maximize your team’s productivity with a versatile pad attachment kit like the Runyon Surface Prep Power Strip N’ Scrub system. It expands the scope of work your power trowel machine can accomplish. Keep your crew working efficiently and boost your completion rate by adding one of these systems to your trowel machine.

For the full look at the Runyon Trowel Systems, check out our Guide to Power Trowel Polishing booklet.

Runyon Surface Prep Rental & Supply is a full-service sales and rental facility uniquely dedicated to the concrete polishing industry. Our uniqueness comes from providing our customers with a diverse equipment, product and supply portfolio. We offer training and support, such as technique workshops on prep, polishing or removal, and maintain a well-stocked inventory of consumables ready for your projects at a moment’s notice. Rather than perform contract work ourselves, we consult on job sites when necessary. With the backing of our vendors, Runyon Surface Prep offers support at any level, to assist in helping you get things done. We can deliver or ship wherever you need, or you can pick up from our facility.

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Runyon Roots: Jon Hughel’s Story

Today is all about Jonathan Daniel Hughel. Jon was born May 22, 1981 right here in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the oldest son of Daniel and Wendy. His family was always on the move; before Jon was nine, he lived in 8 different states. At an early age, Jon was an avid dinosaur enthusiast. After dinos, he started playing football, baseball and wrestled at Karns Middle and High School in Knoxville, TN. Jon graduated from high school in 1999. He found his way to the University of Memphis for a year, then transferred to Middle Tennessee State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics in 2004.

Jon has earned a living as a chef, a teamster, a roadie, a medical device salesman and a partner in a small marketing firm. However, most of his work experience was in the concrete polishing/surface preparation industry. He started at HTC in February 2006, briefly as a territory sales/technical rep. He quickly moved to Twister product manager, where he helped to set up production of Twister in the US and brought that product line to market in North America. Later he moved to Key Account Management at HTC. He then found his way to Ameripolish from 2015-2017, managing the SmartFloor program, as well as working with distribution partners in the Midwest and West. Jon was our Ameripolish rep, which is how all of us at Runyon were first introduced to him. Luckily for us, Jon was looking for new opportunities in this industry, so he joined our team back in September 2017. We’re extremely grateful that Jon is part of our Runyon Team. Jon brings an extreme amount of knowledge and experience to our customers. Jon is our SouthEast sales rep, based out of Knoxville, Tennessee.

As you can see, Jon really enjoys hanging out with his dogs and significant other Erin. His hobbies and interests include: reading, cooking, shooting sports, and he is an avid outdoorsman and a gifted amateur competitive eater.

Jon is a jokester and keeps everyone in stitches at all times! He always has a funny anecdote and has the ability to lighten the mood in the most stressful situations.

 

Jon’s Contact Info:

317.999.8536

jon@runyonsurfaceprep.com

RSP Magnetic Preload Attachments Get Ride-On Trowels Back to Work

Runyon Magnetic Preload SystemRunyon Surface Prep’s Magnetic Preload System allows for fast tooling changes, which means less downtime on the job.

A ride on power trowel is a game changer when it comes to productivity on large polishing jobs, however many of the methods used to attach diamond tools to the trowels require an inordinate amount of time to move from one grit to another, killing momentum with un-needed downtime.

With Runyon Surface Prep’s Magnetic Preload System, your production stays on track. This versatile system boosts efficiency by having a second set of tools prepped, ready and waiting. Switching from one grit to another happens in seconds. This system is not only ideal for power trowels; auto scrubbers and swing machines can also benefit from this innovative attachment system.

Easy Access to a Variety of Tools

The Magnetic Preload System allows for the fast and efficient changing of any 3″ velcro-backed tooling on a standard 14″ or 16″ pad driver. The system consists of a stainless steel ring that bolts to the pad driver and high density polymer tool holder rings with embedded magnets on one side and six recessed slots for 3″ velcro backed puck style tools on the other.

To change tools, simply pull off the polymer tool holder currently on the driver and slide a new, fully loaded polymer tool holder on. Alignment bosses on the stainless steel ring, with corresponding guide holes on the polymer rings make achieving a secure and proper placement automatic. Each setup comes with one stainless steel ring and two polymer tool holders, so you can always have your next step of tools loaded and ready to go

Consider pairing this system with the quality tools in the Runyon Surface Prep diamond tooling line (the RSP Q8 Turbo Tulips, RSP Copper Transitionals and RSP Wet Slick Resins) to maximize your production efforts.

Large Jobs Need a Ride-On Trowel Machine

A ride-on trowel machine is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment available. It finishes, as well as polishes floors. Using a power trowel can reduce labor by 75% while still covering up to 10,000 sq. ft. per hour per grit. The machine’s wet process eliminates airborne silica hazards, creating a safer work environment for your crew.

Wondering what type of ride-on trowel works well with the RSP Magnetic Preload System? The Multiquip HHXDF5 Dual Fuel Ride-On Trowel works seamlessly with it and possesses some very innovative features:

  • A Powerful 31hp Kubota Engine – A 4-cylinder dual-fuel (gas or propane) motor
  • Clam Shell Design – Allows for convenient access to serviceable parts
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) – Constantly adjusts the drive ratio to obtain torque and speed
  • Helical Gearbox – The industry’s most efficient, coolest-running and trouble-free design
  • LED Lighting – State of the art illumination for nighttime or indoor work
  • 12V Outlet – For charging cell phones
  • Spider Assemblies – Features long-lasting wear plates and spider hubs. Can be economically rebuilt if needed
  • Twin Pitch Control – Allows for simultaneous and individual pitch control of the rotors
  • Large 10-Gallon Gas Tank
  • Unit Holds 33.5 lbs. of Propane

For the full look at the Runyon Trowel Systems, check out our Guide to Power Trowel Polishing booklet.

Runyon Surface Prep Rental & Supply is a full-service sales and rental facility uniquely dedicated to the concrete polishing industry. Our uniqueness comes from providing our customers with a diverse equipment, product and supply portfolio. We offer training and support, such as technique workshops on prep, polishing or removal, and maintain a well-stocked inventory of consumables ready for your projects at a moment’s notice. Rather than perform contract work ourselves, we consult on job sites when necessary. With the backing of our vendors, Runyon Surface Prep offers support at any level, to assist in helping you get things done. We can deliver or ship wherever you need, or you can pick up from our facility.

Runyon Roots: Susana & Leo’s Story

This week we bring you an internal love story. Leo and Susana are the only married couple working at Runyon. They were married May 22, 1993 in Venezuela. They met at university and dated for only one year before they knew they wanted to spend their lives together. Leo was born September 28, 1965 and Susana on July 18, 1968. After meeting at university, Leo said it was love at first sight. In their country, they owned a 400-acre ranch. Their main source of income was with agriculture and veterinary products. They left their country due to political persecutions. To this day, Susana still loves and misses her hometown. However, now we’re her home away from home!

At Runyon, Leo and Susana both play an important role. Susana is our mother hen; she makes sure everyone in our office is happy, and if not, she figures out the reason why and finds ways to turn frowns upside-down. She also makes our showroom and warehouse sparkle every day. Leo is our jack-of-all-trades. He repairs and maintains our rental equipment, makes deliveries, restocks our shelves and helps with shipping. He ultimately can help anywhere he is needed.

Outside of work, they are all about family. They have three children: Alfredo (23), Luis David (18) and Paola (16). We are extremely blessed to have these two as part of the Runyon Team! Their love story is an inspiration for all of us.

Mixing Station Best Practices for Your Next Polishable Overlay Project

Adding portable Hippo mixers and Pelican carts to your TRU concrete mixing station makes quick and easy work of your overlay application.

CTS TRU Mixing Station

Do you want to improve your productivity? Achieving the right configuration of mixing equipment and supplies is not always easy. Without the appropriate equipment in your arsenal, work slows down and it costs you money. Arranging the perfect mix station set-up eliminates the need for a large crew. It reduces your team’s extreme physical exertion and boosts productivity. Employees can mix, pour and polish concrete overlays in record time. Learn more about the most user-friendly and efficient system you need (in our expert opinion). Click here for the PDF Guide.

The Ideal Overlay Mixing Station Set-up (capable of producing 3,000 sqft/hr):

  • (4) CS Unitec Portamix Hippo mixers*
  • (3) CS Unitec Portamix Pelican carts*
  • (4) 1,000 lbs. capacity hydraulic carts
  • (2) 5 buckets*
  • (1) Midwest Rake gauge rake & cams*
  • (1) Pair of shoe-in blunt spiked shoes*
  • (2) Porcupine rollers* (1 for TRU and TRU Gray; 1 for TRU PC1)
  • (3) Bucket strainers* (for Pelican carts)
  • (1) 55 gal. drum or wheeled trash can
  • (4) Digital timers
  • Weatherstripping
  • Gorilla tape

(*Available through Runyon Surface Prep)

The Mighty Mega Hippo Mixer

With only one operator, a single CS Unitec Portamix® Mega Hippo mixer handles up to six bags of CTS RapidSet® TRU self-leveling cement per load. It can manage 50-60 bags/hr and produces 750-900 sqft of overlayment. The easy-rolling, easy-tilt cradle can pour and spread at the same time, eliminating the need for multi-stage applications to achieve a thicker screed.

CS Unitec Portamix® Mega Hippo Mixer

  • Ideal for polymer self-leveling products and engineered concrete
  • High torque, 15 amp 2-geared motor
  • Full brim capacity of 23 gallons/ 350 lbs of mix
  • Specially shaped bowl eliminates unmixed product
  • 9-inch diameter paddles produce consistent and thorough mixing
  • Liners are available to prevent cross-contamination and for easy clean-up
  • Use splatter lid and dust extraction port to create a cleaner, safer work environment
  • OSHA and personal PPE compliant
  • Accessories and different sized paddles are also available

Keep Mixing While the Pelicans Pour

Create an uninterrupted workflow by using your Mega Hippo mixers with a series of CS Unitec Portamix® Pelican Carts. While the Hippos mix, the Pelicans can transport and pour, eliminating the need for work stoppage. These welded-frame carts have heavy-duty casters capable of 360-degree maneuverability. Their large handle design allows for easy steering and accurate, controlled dispensing.

Little Downtime Keeps Customers Coming Back

Reduce your customer’s downtime by using a quick curing overlay material like CTS RapidSet® TRU. With a variety of self-leveling overlayments, RapidSet is designed to cure and set in 6-12 hours. Wait 24 hours before polishing. To assist with this process, check which CTS epoxy primer is needed for the overlay product, as well as the concrete application accessories (e.g. spiked shoes and porcupine rollers) needed for the job.

Runyon Surface Prep Rental & Supply is a full-service sales and rental facility uniquely dedicated to the concrete polishing industry. Our uniqueness comes from providing our customers with a diverse equipment, product and supply portfolio. We offer training and support, such as technique workshops on prep, polishing or removal, and maintain a well-stocked inventory of consumables ready for your projects at a moment’s notice. Rather than perform contract work ourselves, we consult on job sites when necessary. With the backing of our vendors, Runyon Surface Prep offers support at any level, to assist in helping you get things done. We can deliver or ship wherever you need, or you can pick up from our facility.

Runyon Roots: Curt Majors’ Story

Our next root branches off to our visionary. Curt Majors is responsible for making our warehouse an organized masterpiece. And here is his story…Curt was born May 14, 1968 in Great Lakes, Illinois. His large family grew up in Cicero, Indiana where he went to Hamilton Heights High School. In high school Curt spent most of his time on the football field or on a wrestling mat. As a middle linebacker, he ended his high school athletic career as an All-Conference, All-County, All-State football player.

At the age of 13, Curt’s work ethic started. His first summer job was corn detasseling, where he worked for three summers. After high school, Curt worked for Delta Faucet for ten years. He started as a courier and continued to work his way up the ladder to a lead project manager. He wanted a different challenge and found his way to KeHE Foods, where he used his organizational skills to arrange and display food products. After seven years, he headed down a different path to Standard Locknut & Horton where he ran a CNC machine and their laser machines. I’m super happy he decided to make a change in September of 2016 to become a Runyon Team member. He quickly grew into our warehouse manager. Our current warehouse looks incredible thanks to Curt!

Curt’s spare time is spent with his fiancée Rebecca, and three sons, Blake, Luke and Jake. They enjoy playing pool, swimming, cooking, grilling out, watching sporting events and remodeling their new home. Curt is a huge asset and we are lucky to have him on the Runyon Team.

Curt Majors