If you’re in the floor demolition industry and have used a Ride-On Floor Scraper before, you know that an all-day battery can be helpful because it allows for extended working time so you can get the job done faster. Not every All-Day Battery Ride-On Floor Scraper is made equal. If you are looking to buy one of these machines, it is important that you know what else to look for so that your investing your money in the best machine for your business.
In this blog, we are going to highlight 3 areas to consider at when comparing or buying an All-Day Battery Ride-On Floor Scraper.
This is one of the most important things to take into consideration when evaluating which All-Day Battery Ride-On Floor Scraper you may want to buy. The best way to find out which unit will perform better is by looking at a combination of the specifications listed by the manufacturer.
A couple of the main factors to pay attention to are:
- Travel Speed
Effective floor removal is heavily reliant on being able to get enough force behind the machine or tool you’re using. Some All-Day Battery Ride-On Floor Scrapers may not have the right combination of specs to offer what’s needed for high production. If you have a very heavy floor scraper, but a slow travel speed caused by an under-powered motor, your removal will not be as effective. This can result in slower job completion, and missing deadlines. While on the hand, a lighter machine with a high travel speed will have a lot of difficulty getting under the flooring material.
Many All-Day Battery Ride-On Floor Scrapers achieve their long-lasting battery by creating an under-powered unit that does not utilize the motor effectively. Finding the right balance between weight and travel speed is key. If you find a unit that has a fast travel speed (over 130 ft/min), and is heavy enough (over 2400 lbs +), you will have a Ride-On Floor Scraper that will not only last all day, but will also be very productive.
Which all day battery floor scraper that will be best for your business will be determined by the type of use that you look to get out of it. Different people will have different needs, which means that certain features will be more important than others. For example, depending on the job site, different people will have access to different power, and certain features like on-board charging may be essential for a some, but may not be as important for a others.
Some people might find that they need a heavier more industrial Ride-On Floor Scraper and an All-Day Battery isn’t a necessity. Ultimately, it’s important to evaluate your true business needs and what you need to achieve with your Ride-On Floor Scraper. This will help to determine which one is best for you.
The design of a floor scraper goes beyond how the unit looks. These machines tend to get beat up quite a bit over time, because they are getting hit by the flooring that you’re removing. Some manufactures tend to sacrifice a bit of their design quality to reduce a bit of the weight so they can maximize on run time. As a result, many All-Day Battery Ride-On Floor Scrapers are not built with a design that can effectively stand up to the damage that can occur from debris and flooring hitting the unit as its being removed. We suggest using a Ride-On Floor Scraper with a fully enclosed frame to protect all the important mechanical aspects of the machine.
Although there are many design elements that make up a quality Ride-On Floor Scraper, a few other important ones to pay attention are:
- Center of gravity – How the machine distributes weight to the jaw
- Dimensions – to make sure it can easily fit through doorways etc.
- Operator comfort – this includes speed and steering control.
At the end of the day, it is pretty easy to figure out which all day battery scraper would be best for your business after some basic research. Look through the units that you are interested, compare the 3 areas we talked about and get scraping!