The Green Umbrella
Edges Perfected / Ideal Concrete / Propane
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The quickest, most uniform edge work in the industry.
We’ve taken quality edge work out of the capable hands of your crew and left it on the broad shoulders of the Green Umbrella® GreenEdger™. Designed specifically for wet profiling, honing, and polishing using the same tooling your crew processes the concrete floor with. Simply roll this machine off your trailer and have your edges cut and ready to be feathered using a walk-behind grinder. That’s efficiency! And that’s Green Umbrella cutting your labor and downtime!
CONCRETE GRINDING EQUIPMENT
The Green Umbrella® GreenEdger™ is the industry’s first propane-powered concrete edger designed specifically to profile, hone, and polish areas unrefined by standard concrete grinding machines.
Other equipment used to cut around walls or obstacles leaves more edge work to be done by hand or the surface untouched. Green Umbrella understands that this approach is unacceptable to owners, architects, and others involved in the craft of concrete polishing. We specify edge work to be completed using the GreenEdger outfitted with standard abrasive tooling.
When using a weighted head outfitted with abrasive tooling, all edge work can be completed with the same uniform refinement and processing as the main floor. Instead of returning to the edges, using the GreenEdger enables your crews to lead with them and craft a better floor.
The GreenEdger features a quick-change abrasive system that enables even wear and quick field changes. Adjustable wheels allow the operator to easily change the angle of the cut. When concrete finishing tapers down on many edges, your abrasive tooling can easily follow and process the surface.
CUT YOUR LABOR
- Complete edge refinement at over 400 linear feet per hour
CUT YOUR DOWNTIME
- Propane power eliminates the need for electricity, powering your edge work to completion in any environment completely cord-free
CUT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
- Propane power means using a clean, renewable resource
- Wet cut to eliminate hazardous silica dust
Green Umbrella Concrete outfitters
Features & Benefits
- 400 linear feet per hour productivity
- Zero IAQ issues
- Meets LEED requirements
- Quick-change abrasives
- EPA- and CARB-certified
- 6-hour run time per propane tank
Cut the Cord!
Propane fuels the 18 HP engine certified to meet EPA and CARB requirements with an ESDS (emissions shutdown system) and clean burning catalytic muffler.
Propane tanks drop in for quick and easy changes. A truly industrial piece of equipment, exceeding the run time of any other grinder on the market by THOUSANDS of hours. The Green Umbrella® GreenEdger™ is a responsible alternative for professionals concerned about the environmental impact of the concrete polishing process. The GreenGrinder eliminates the hazards of cutting dry and is powered by EPA- and CARB-proven powerful propane engines.
Propane power eliminates the potential hazard of water meeting electricity. The wet process uses water to cool abrasives and eliminate dust. Water reduces abrasive friction and acts as a lubricant, thereby increasing the lifecycle of profiling, honing, and polishing abrasives.
The GreenEdger™ is designed specifically for wet grinding and is outfitted with an 11-gallon water tank. The wet process eliminates airborne crystalline silica dust and its potential health hazards, such as silicosis, improving indoor air quality. Propane is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, cutting emissions and leaving a smaller carbon footprint than a typical electric model.
The Hidden Issues
Abrasive Cutting with Electric Equipment: Hurry Up and Wait! Electric-powered machines generally require 3-phase power wired by a certified electrician and draw considerable power from the facility. Green Umbrella recommends using renewable resources, such as diesel- and propane-powered, clean-burning EPA- and CARB-certified engines.
Hidden Cost to Ownership: Calling the facility maintenance team and requesting an electrician to establish suitable power is just the start. Each electric machine will draw substantial kilowatts of energy during the project.
Sample Electric Grinder Motor (40 Amps – 460 Volts) – 31.8 kilowatts x 0.12 cents per kWh = $3.82 per unit per hour. Average daily operating cost (8-hour day) – $30.53 per machine paid by facility ownership daily.
Sample Project: 5-day project using 2 electric machines will total $305.30 in “hidden cost” to ownership.
Equipment that is NOT Designed to Cut Wet: While Green Umbrella’s grinders are designed to cut wet, electric grinders are not. Water and electricity do not mix! Eliminate danger and protect workers without introducing harmful silica dust into the air by using equipment designed for the wet profile, hone, and polish process. Propane- or diesel-powered machines eliminate the potential hazard of water meeting electricity.
Expensive Portable Generators and Cords: Not required when using Green Umbrella grinders. Construction sites are filled with potential hazards. Eliminate the potential for a trip and fall accident by eliminating the use of cords while profiling, honing, and polishing. Choose cordless propane or diesel equipment.
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20 Jetview Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
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9 AM – 5 PM