Power Trowels has engineered a rotating ring for its line of walk-behind
power trowels that allows operators to finish concrete within 1/8th inch of
walls and columns. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., Rhin-O-Tuff's newest
model-RE35H5-also has sufficient power to finish concrete effectively, with
its 5.5 HP Honda motor, four blades, and 35-inch diameter rotating ring that
allows the operator to run the trowel along walls and other surfaces for an
This new Rhin-O-Tuff edging trowel is everything I had hoped for in an edging
"Rhin-O-Tuff's walk-behind power trowels quickly became my finishers' trowel
of choice," says Sid Crookston of Crookston Construction in Utah, who uses
both 10-ft. ride-on trowels and a fleet of walk-behinds in his business. Sid
suggested to Rhin-O-Tuff that it look into designing an edging trowel. In his
opinion, other edging trowels on the market are "too light" to effectively
finish concrete and have repeated maintenance issues.
Rhin-O-Tuff's team of engineers, Marvin Whiteman Jr. and Tim Jaszkowiak, set
immediately to work on designing one that would stand up to the needs of Crookston
and others. Crookston tested the prototype six months later. "This new
Rhin-O-Tuff edging trowel is everything I had hoped for in an edging trowel,"
says Crookston, who is currently in the process of replacing all of his other
walk-behind power trowels with Rhin-O-Tuff products.
The RE35H5 edging trowel comes with a standard twist pitch handle (SPH) along
with Rhin-O-Tuff's unique vibration-dampening handle, which improves operator
comfort, extends operating time, and reduces the risk of repetitive stress injuries.
The RE35H5 and other Rhin-O-Tuff power trowels can be seen at the upcoming World
of Concrete Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nv. January
22-26, 2007 at booths N2517 and O3049.