Brian Fortner

An Introduction to Screed

By Brian Fortner August 2, 2021

With many years of experience in manufacturing and using screed, we want to challenge..

Compacting a Base for Pavers

By Brian Fortner July 7, 2021

The concept of a base paver is fairly basic; the plate vibrates below the machine causing smaller..

Buying a Power Trowel: 2 Questions to Ask

By Brian Fortner May 12, 2021

There is nothing worse than buying a piece of equipment to quickly realize that you should have..

4 Power Buggy Features You Don’t Want to Pass Up

By Brian Fortner September 25, 2017

Power Buggies have been around for many years now, and regardless of the make or brand, they all do..

3 Construction Items To Increase Landscaping Productivity

By Brian Fortner September 5, 2017

Landscaping is an industry that is continue to grow around the world. With new products and designs..

How to Use a Walk Behind Power Trowel - For Beginners [With Video]

By Brian Fortner August 4, 2017

Walk Behind Power Trowel are a very common piece of equipment used for finishing concrete slabs...

Track Buggies Vs. Wheeled Buggies

By Brian Fortner July 13, 2017

When looking to move material around your jobsites, powered buggies are extremely helpful. These..

4 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Diamond Blades

By Brian Fortner June 23, 2017

When it comes time to buy diamond blades there are a few things you should take in to account..

2 Ways The BR1570 Reversible Compactor Can Increase Your Profits

By Brian Fortner June 16, 2017

The BR1570 is the smallest reversible compactor in our line-up. The small size makes it one of the..

Two Common Compaction Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

By Brian Fortner May 23, 2017

Using a compactor may seem like a simple task, but the professionals who use them consistently will..

Calculating Transformer & Generator Sizing

By Brian Fortner May 5, 2017

You may have noticed that there are quite a few different voltage levels in different countries-..

Grinder Rentals Checklist- What You Need To Get

By Brian Fortner February 9, 2017

If you are going to rent a concrete grinder, there are some key things that you need to remember..

AGM vs. Flooded Lead Acid Batteries

By Brian Fortner February 7, 2017

Batteries are one of those topics that seem pretty straight forward at first glance, but are..

Understanding Diamond Blade Applications

By Brian Fortner January 10, 2017

Diamond blades are a very common tool that you may already be using everyday. Whether you are in a..

What Kind of Concrete Buggy is Best For Your Business?

By Brian Fortner December 14, 2016

Concrete Buggies are an asset to any company that is doing a lot of transportation of concrete or..

4 Reasons You Need a Concrete Buggy

By Brian Fortner November 29, 2016

Concrete Buggies are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a job site. They are used to..

Know When to Take Advantage of the Benefits of Scarifying

By Brian Fortner November 25, 2016

Scarifying is a form of surface preparation with many benefits. Scarifiers are a faster, more..

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Diamond Blade

By Brian Fortner November 8, 2016

When buying Diamond Blades, it is crucial to understand how long each type will last. You can waste..

Guide to Cutting Relief Joints in Concrete

By Brian Fortner November 2, 2016

When placing a new slab, making relief cuts in the concrete is crucial to make sure that you don’t..

How to Polish Concrete: iShine Floor System

By Brian Fortner October 28, 2016

The iShine Floor System is a multi- variation, step by step procedure that was developed by a team..

Quick Guide to Bartell Global’s Grinding and Polishing Tooling

By Brian Fortner October 7, 2016

Tooling can make or break a job. Whether you’re a Rental House, Dealer, a Contractor, or a DIY..

Walk Behind Trowel vs. Ride on Trowel - Which is Right for you?

By Brian Fortner October 4, 2016

Power Trowels are one of the key pieces of equipment for many businesses in concrete finishing...

How a Tamping Rammer Can Benefit Your Business

By Brian Fortner August 26, 2016

Compactors. They’re a necessity on the job site for most concrete workers out there today. But can..

Rammer Vs. Compactor: Which is Right For Me?

By Brian Fortner August 24, 2016

Compaction is one of the most important steps for many construction projects. A properly compacted..

Silica Dust is Not Just Dust: Are you Protected?

By Brian Fortner August 3, 2016

We’ve recently been investing some time trying to build awareness regarding the new Silica..

3 Things to Remember When Buying a Tamping Rammer

By Brian Fortner August 1, 2016

Compared to a lot of other concrete construction equipment out there, a tamping rammer (or jumping..

How to Create a Diamond Blade Display Stand That Sells

By Brian Fortner July 25, 2016

We know that selling diamond blades is hard enough as it is. (Looking for a little help? Check out..

3 Tips for Selling Diamond Blades in an Over-saturated Market

By Brian Fortner July 13, 2016

One of the best things about diamond blades is that there are so many variations, you’re guaranteed..

A Bartell Compactor Goes Head-to-Head with 2 Big Competitors [Case Study]

By Brian Fortner March 28, 2016

When comparing products, very rarely is the cheaper product the better choice. This can’t be said..

Buying a Plate Compactor: 2 Lesser-Known Features to Consider

By Brian Fortner March 18, 2016

While it's important to understand that your mileage may vary when it comes to the importance of..

Cutting Green Concrete

By Brian Fortner March 9, 2016

There are a few things that are important to know before you begin cutting green concrete.

1 Key to Keep in Mind When Buying a Forward Plate Compactor

By Brian Fortner March 7, 2016

There are so many features to look out for and compare when purchasing or renting a plate..

Plate Compactors: How to Get More From Them

By Brian Fortner March 1, 2016


Benefits of a One Man Vibratory Screed - Screed Education Month

By Brian Fortner August 25, 2015

Why are we doing Screed Education Month?  After the success of our Shotblasting Education Month in..

Comparing Laser Screed to a Truss Screed & One-Man Vibratory Screed

By Brian Fortner August 3, 2015

Why are we doing Screed Education Month?  After the success of our Shotblasting Education Month in..

Metal on Metal - 6 Tips on Cutting Ductile Pipe Safely

By Brian Fortner July 22, 2015

With more than 30 years in the diamond blade industry, I have been aware of two major injuries..

What Really Makes a Great Diamond Blade?

By Brian Fortner June 5, 2015

I first got involved with diamond blades in 1981 at my Father’s Rental Store. Norton had just..

Professional & Commercial Power Trowel Series Comparison

By Brian Fortner May 19, 2015

There was a time when buying a power trowel was a yes or no question. Manufacturers offered one..


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