Minnich Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, introduced the new 50 cc gas-powered back pack concrete vibrator to the rental market at The ARA Show in Orlando, Fla., (Booth 5382).

Driven by a powerful Honda 50 cc motor with an ergonomically designed, fully adjustable harness, the lightweight 20.5-lb back pack concrete vibrator offers operators outstanding mobility, reliable performance, superior comfort, and reduced fatigue during concrete consolidation. The 50 cc unit joins the 35 cc model in the Minnich back pack vibrator lineup.

The Honda GX50 general-purpose engine expands the Minnich mini 4-stroke vibrator lineup with a model that offers high output and light weight for excellent performance and fuel efficiency in more demanding commercial and rental applications. Featuring a compact and lightweight design, the GX50 is the first Honda 4-stroke model in the two-horsepower class that is 360-degrees inclinable during operation and storage.

Minnich’s 50 cc back pack concrete vibrator is equipped with many new features, including a removable throttle assembly which enables operators to relocate the throttle for easy and comfortable operation. All core/casings and vibrator heads are interchangeable between all Minnich gas-powered and electric flex shaft units with the true universal quick disconnect system, giving contractors equipment flexibility.

Additional benefits include easy starting, low noise, simple maintenance, superb acceleration, and low fuel and oil consumption.

“Our powerful new 50 cc back pack gives operators the ability to move freely and easily with maximum comfort,” said Rob Minnich, president/chief marketing officer (CMO) for Minnich Manufacturing. “It’s a productive and ergonomic solution that is ideal for rental, and we’re excited to share it with the industry.”

Minnich also displayed the Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator, a 14.5-lb double-insulated universal motor that can drive the full line of Minnich vibrator shafts and heads from ¾ in. to 2½ in. Available in a 15-amp (115-volt) version, it offers a more compatible speed range of 10,000 to 13,000 vibrations per minute (vpm) to meet today’s concrete placement challenges.

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