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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Drive Unit And Poker

Posted by James Jordan on Jun 1, 2018 12:43:48 PM

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Drive Unit And Poker

Buying a drive unit and poker is a complicated task. You have to try to spend the least amount of money and purchase a high-quality model. To a beginner, all poker units may look the same. An experienced construction business owner may still overlook a few things.

At Key Services, we have over 40 years of experience selling, maintaining, and repairing vibrating pokers. We are always glad to help you choose the right one for your budget. Our experts are happy to share their poker-choosing secrets. Find out which mistakes to avoid when selecting a drive unit and poker for your construction project.

1) Choosing The Wrong Head Size Or Length

Each concrete project requires a different poker head size and length. Before choosing a poker unit, get full information about the project requirements. In the majority of cases, vibrating pokers come with several heads of different sizes. Find out if one of them is suitable for your needs.

2) Trusting The Wrong Supplier

While the choice of poker drive unit suppliers in the UK is impressive, trusting the first one you find may cost you substantial amounts of money in the long run. A supplier company that offers maintenance and repair of the units it sells, is more likely to provide you high-quality items.

Respectable suppliers will research the best poker manufacturers, test the equipment and explain all the pros and cons of each product.

At Key Services, we sell, maintain, and repair poker units. We are always glad to give you an extensive consultation on any model.

3) Selecting The Wrong Drive Unit

The drive unit converts electric or hydraulic power into mechanical rotary motion. You need to choose the driver unit depending on what type of power source you have at the construction site.

Always pay attention to how powerful the poker unit you’ve chosen is. Also, check out the motor efficiency. Large construction projects require highly powerful pokers, which have the shortest downtime. Sometimes, you may want to invest in two pokers in order to achieve the best results.

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4) Miscalculating The Radius Of Effectiveness

Some construction company representatives believe that calculating the radius of effectiveness involves multiplying the head diameter by 10. In reality, the radius may be much smaller. Always check out the poker specs to find out what the radius is in order not to end up with a botched project deadline and the need to purchase an additional poker.

At Key Services, we are always glad to give you all the necessary information about each one of our products.

5) Not Paying Attention To The Base

The quality of the poker unit base depends on the material it is made of. Cheaper plastic pokers may not be as durable as more expensive aluminium models. Depending on the type of project you have, consider checking if the base and all the components are 100% water and oil resistant.

Choose The Right Poker For Your Project

If you want to learn more about choosing the right vibrating pokers for your needs, please download our free Buyers Guide To Vibrating Pokers.

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