New product announcements: 04/29/2009 Handheld Concrete Smoothing: Vibrating Screed The Stone Screed Bull is a handheld vibrating concrete screed line. It is available in two versions, with the 32-lb VSB80 able to handle boards up to 16 ft, and the 25-lb VSB70 able to use 12-ft boards. The screeds are able to handle 2-in. to 9-in. slumps. The aluminum screed boards are available in sizes starting at 4-ft, and are triangularly shaped for stability. Boards are held in place by two screws and can be changed quickly. The vibration system is fully enclosed for lower maintenance. Stone Construction Equipment Inc.; 585-229-5141;
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