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Simple "Groover" Lets You Slip-Proof Concrete Floors
Want to make grooves in a freshly poured concrete floor to provide better footing for your livestock? Instead of hiring a contractor, you can do the job yourself with this new concrete "groover" invented by an Idaho dairy contractor.
    Made from 14-ga. metal, the groover measures 40 in. long by 6 in. wide and is designed to accept a 6-ft. long aluminum handle. It weighs only 12 lbs. A series of steel pegs welded onto the underside of the device make grooves 5/8 in. deep and spaced 4 1/2 in. apart. You run it like you would any type of Bull float, Fresno, or any handled concrete float.
    The unit comes with a base bracket that accepts an adapter into which you mount the handle. Two different types of adapters are available - one for thread-on handles, and the other for snap-on handles. If you need a longer handle you just screw on an extension.
    "It saves you money, and it makes grooves that will last a lifetime," says inventor Russ Dial of Firth, Idaho, a dairy and feedlot building contractor. "I came up with the idea because I needed something to groove the concrete while it was still wet so the farmer wouldn't have to come back later on and have the concrete grooved by a contractor using a saw. Customers started asking me where I got it, and when I told them that I made it they asked me if I would make one for them," says Dial.
    Sell for $79 including S&H. When ordering please state which adapter you want.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Russ Dial, RDCCO, 704 N. Hwy. 91, Firth, Idaho 83236 (ph 208 346-6502; fax 208 346-6221; email: rdcco@msn.com).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2