On-Site Magazine

DeWalt electrified concrete tools

By Adam Freill   

Concrete Construction Equipment

(Photo courtesy of DeWalt, a Stanley Black & Decker brand)

DeWalt has launched its Powershift lineup, an equipment system designed to optimize the workflow of concrete jobsites through electrification. The company says the electrified line will allow users to transition away from gas-powered equipment, without compromising efficiency and performance.

The system consists of six concrete tools, all of which use the same Powershipf 554 WH battery and high-speed charger.

Products in the line include the Battery and Charger, the Plate Compactor, Rammer, Backpack Vibrator, Powerpack Vibrator, Power Screed, Core Drill and Stand, and an Adaptor.

The Battery & Charger is a high power density battery with 554WH of capacity that weighs 11.5 lb. Designed for long runtime and optimal ergonomics, the high-rate charger can charge the battery in less than one hour.

The Plate Compactor provides 3,370 ft-lb. of force through its 15.7-in. plate. Controls are mounted on an ergonomically designed folding handle for increased user control and comfort.

The Rammer offers 2,660 ft.-lb. of impact force. It is equipped with antivibration insulators and mounted controls on a two-position handle.

The company’s Backpack Vibrator is a lightweight unit, weighing in at only 25 lb., with the DeWalt Powershift battery installed. It features a durable roll cage with fully adjustable hi-vis harness.

The line’s Powerpack Vibrator can be activated remotely through DeWalt Wireless Tool Control. It can be carried with an over-body hi-vis harness for easy transport.

Featuring adjustable handles for customizable height and width, the Power Screed has ambidextrous controls that can be mounted on either handle.

The Core Drill and Stand is Designed for close wall or ceiling clearance. The drill features anti-rotation technology to prevent over rotation in a bind up situation.

And, finally, the adaptor allows for the use of DeWalt Flexvolt batteries for additional runtime when using Powershift equipment.

The line is built to offer fully integrated connectivity with the DeWalt Site Manager app, providing users with data on asset management, tool location, utilization, and safety. In addition, Converge’s AI-based platform ConcreteDNA, powered by data from the company’s wireless concrete sensors, interpretates real-time data allowing users to observe compressive strength gain of concrete and to predict when it will reach critical strength.

“As we kick off DeWalt’s 100th anniversary year, our guiding principle of making pros more productive holds strong with the launch of DeWalt Powershift,” said Frank Mannarino, president of the Power Tools Group at Stanley Black & Decker. “DeWalt Powershift is launching at a time when the industry is increasingly preparing for electrification, particularly as construction sites respond to statewide legislation aimed at phasing out gas-powered tools. As part of this effort, DeWalt is providing a solution that electrifies the concrete workflow to maximize cost and time savings, while minimizing the environmental impact for the user. These user advantages are paramount to innovating in accordance with our purpose to empower ‘Those Who Make the World.’”




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