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Possible Features on Rented Power Trowels
Many factors influence the decision of which power trowel to rent, including the size and location of the concrete area you will finish, the power source available at the worksite and the particular finish you want to achieve. To aid in your power trowel rental selection, learn more below about possible features on rented power trowels that suit them for a particular application. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professionals also can assist you in your power trowel rental selection.
  • Type. Renting a ride-on power trowel works best for concrete finishing projects greater than 4,000 square feet, whereas a walk-behind power trowel should suffice for finishing small to medium areas of concrete. See Power Trowel Rental Options for more information on types of power trowels.
  • Power source. Most rented power trowels contain gas engines. The few models that do run on electricity usually require a 230-volt power source. These electric models do not produce exhausts fumes, though, which makes them ideal for indoor applications.
  • Blades. Blades for power trowels come in three styles — float, finish or combination. As soon as the concrete can support your weight, you can use a float blade to smooth and level the concrete, but you must wait until the concrete starts to set before using a finish blade to smooth the surface further. Combination blades can perform the functions of both the float and finish blades.
  • Other features. When renting a power trowel you also may consider the horsepower and revolutions per minute of the unit to make sure that it supports your application. On ride-on power trowels, the steering features also play an important role.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your power trowel needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.

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