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Bosch Concrete Vibrators

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  • #393279
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    I’ve been looking around for a Bosch concrete vibrator and found a few online. Curious to if any are sold here in Canada. I’ll have to do some more research, as I’m sure they are great Bosch products.

    Models I have found so far
    Bosch GVC 20 EX Concrete Vibrator 35mm 1400w

    Bosch CV300 Concrete Vibrator with 20,000 vibes per min.
    http://www.equipmentworld.com/bosch-cv300-concrete-vibrator-hits-20000-vibrations-per-minute/
    (Picture borrowed)
    This was at the WOC 2015 but haven’t seen anything more about it…

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #393290
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Other than press releases, I cannot find anything about it online. I did not find anyone selling it here in the US either. Reading the information on the concrete vibrator, it looks a positive innovation from Bosch. Even the GVC20EX shows out of stock on Amazon and all of the other sites I saw it on were from Mexico.

    They may have held off shipping it to dealers yet.

    #393293
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Thanks for also taking a look Kurt. Will be nice to see this hit some stores or dealers and an suggested retail price for the CV300

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #393294
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I wonder what it would retail for roughly?

    I’d like one, but not necessarily one as good as what the Bosch one looks to be.

    #393298
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    I wonder what it would retail for roughly?

    I’d like one, but not necessarily one as good as what the Bosch one looks to be.

    Yeah, the CV300 seems to be for some serious pours. A smaller one would be very handy for small forms/pours.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #393344
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I wonder what it would retail for roughly?

    I’d like one, but not necessarily one as good as what the Bosch one looks to be.

    Yeah, the CV300 seems to be for some serious pours. A smaller one would be very handy for small forms/pours.

    Getting a small cheapo one is on my list of things to buy.

    Even at Princess Auto, it’s like $250CDA.

    http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/high-cycle-eccentric-vibrator/A-p8570624e

    Are concrete vibrators necessary or recommended for slab work? Or are they mainly for column/walls purposes?

    #393351
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Are concrete vibrators necessary or recommended for slab work? Or are they mainly for column/walls purposes?

    If you want a nice finish on the edge of the slab a vibrator would be useful. For higher slumps it also it needed as it helps it settle properly. You can use a hammer or anything the vibrates on the forms for smaller work. Even a palm sander can help.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #393448
    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas
    #393454
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I wonder what it would retail for roughly?

    I’d like one, but not necessarily one as good as what the Bosch one looks to be.

    Yeah, the CV300 seems to be for some serious pours. A smaller one would be very handy for small forms/pours.

    Getting a small cheapo one is on my list of things to buy.

    Even at Princess Auto, it’s like $250CDA.

    http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/high-cycle-eccentric-vibrator/A-p8570624e

    Are concrete vibrators necessary or recommended for slab work? Or are they mainly for column/walls purposes?

    vibrators are not used much on slabs on grade unless they are fairly thick with a lot of rebar. They are used on structural slabs, walls and footings mostly.

    #393479
    jaydee
    Pro
    Spencer, Ma., happy 2015

    didn’t know they were making them out of concrete now..

    #393539
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    didn’t know they were making them out of concrete now..

    😉 totally different store…

    I use my reciprocating saw to vibrate forms when necessary.

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    #393551
    Doobie
    Moderator

    didn’t know they were making them out of concrete now..

    😉 totally different store…

    I use my reciprocating saw to vibrate forms when necessary.

    That’s an idea. I guess you just use an old dull blade.

    #394753
    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Other than press releases, I cannot find anything about it online. I did not find anyone selling it here in the US either. Reading the information on the concrete vibrator, it looks a positive innovation from Bosch. Even the GVC20EX shows out of stock on Amazon and all of the other sites I saw it on were from Mexico.

    They may have held off shipping it to dealers yet.

    Well, it appears that Bosch is no longer going to make a concrete vibrator for the US and CA markets at this time. This is why you have found little if any product support out there.

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #394796
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Thanks for the heads up @bethepro.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #394808
    Doobie
    Moderator

    didn’t know they were making them out of concrete now..

    😉 totally different store…

    I use my reciprocating saw to vibrate forms when necessary.

    That’s an idea. I guess you just use an old dull blade.

    Thinking further on this idea, is there such a thing as a cylindrically shaped or preferably an intended attachment to use in a recip saw for vibrating concrete?

    #395087
    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    I wonder what it would retail for roughly?

    I’d like one, but not necessarily one as good as what the Bosch one looks to be.

    Yeah, the CV300 seems to be for some serious pours. A smaller one would be very handy for small forms/pours.

    Getting a small cheapo one is on my list of things to buy.

    Even at Princess Auto, it’s like $250CDA.

    http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/high-cycle-eccentric-vibrator/A-p8570624e

    Are concrete vibrators necessary or recommended for slab work? Or are they mainly for column/walls purposes?

    vibrators are not used much on slabs on grade unless they are fairly thick with a lot of rebar. They are used on structural slabs, walls and footings mostly.

    This spring I was working at a huge project. No rebar just tons of fiber in ever pour. One guy ran around with a gas powered backpak vibrator. The PM and I got talking and the heavy fiber dose needs a good settling, and with the fiber you don’t have to worry about the aggrigate shaking to far down. If you don’t vibrate enough, there is no fat to work a nice flat surface finish.

    My limited experiance with fiber, is that it it needs a lot to work it around rebar.

    #395088
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    I wonder what it would retail for roughly?

    I’d like one, but not necessarily one as good as what the Bosch one looks to be.

    Yeah, the CV300 seems to be for some serious pours. A smaller one would be very handy for small forms/pours.

    Getting a small cheapo one is on my list of things to buy.

    Even at Princess Auto, it’s like $250CDA.

    http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/high-cycle-eccentric-vibrator/A-p8570624e

    Are concrete vibrators necessary or recommended for slab work? Or are they mainly for column/walls purposes?

    vibrators are not used much on slabs on grade unless they are fairly thick with a lot of rebar. They are used on structural slabs, walls and footings mostly.

    This spring I was working at a huge project. No rebar just tons of fiber in ever pour. One guy ran around with a gas powered backpak vibrator. The PM and I got talking and the heavy fiber dose needs a good settling, and with the fiber you don’t have to worry about the aggrigate shaking to far down. If you don’t vibrate enough, there is no fat to work a nice flat surface finish.

    My limited experiance with fiber, is that it it needs a lot to work it around rebar.

    Very interesting! I appreciate the input to the thread. I guess that would make sense as the fiber would be less fluid and would need some vibration to move. Awesome stuff

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #395091
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Any of you guys ever work with Agilia pours? I seriously considered it a few years ago for a shed build base. It arguably makes it a one man job.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1yMHnGOnuhU

    #395092
    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    @utopia78

    Very interesting! I appreciate the input to the thread. I guess that would make sense as the fiber would be less fluid and would need some vibration to move. Awesome stuff

    So not to have huge quotes to sort thru.

    Have you used any plasticisers of water reducing agents ? In stead of just adding more water to a mix.

    I have used some on my own projects and it does make the crete much more workable. I have asked others about it and just get a blank stare.

    #395098
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Have you used any plasticisers of water reducing agents ? In stead of just adding more water to a mix.

    No, I haven’t yet. Most pours we do are for balcony slabs/slab edges/Patches. The engineer is on site for the truck to make sure we have proper slump, they use the cone method and calculate how long it takes to fall. I’ve had experience where near the end of a truck the concrete sub/driver wants to keep adding water and we have to hold him back from doing it.

    I’m assuming when I use the veneer mortar for cultured stone it has the bonding agent in it your talking about?

    Any of you guys ever work with Agilia pours? I seriously considered it a few years ago for a shed build base. It arguably makes it a one man job.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1yMHnGOnuhU

    No but I will take a look at it, thanks

    A Working Pro since 2004

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