The CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper provides fast floor-covering removal on projects where ride-on equipment is not an option. The demolition contractors that work with floor coverings have a lot on their hands. Some new technologies have made it easier to remove tile, hardwood and other hard floor coverings in recent years.
Almost all demolition contractors hope to use electric-powered ride-on machines on most jobs. The CTS12 is great in open areas, it is designed for knocking up tiles quickly, the machine is equipped with a front-mounted, two-inch-wide carbide blade. The unit weighs approximately 2,000 pounds, which limits its use to flat floors or those easily reached by elevator. Despite its compact design, the machine does not maneuver well in small spaces.
With the CTS12 Rip-R-Stripper, you can easily remove ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, and other materials for both commercial and DIY projects. Electric breakers of the 35 lb weight class manufactured by Bosch, DeWalt, Hilti, Hitachi, and Makita provide a direct, impulse-type of blow. It takes an impulse blow to break through the high bond strength of today’s mastics, glues, and thin-set materials. As a result of the unique design configuration, operators can work in a more upright position, reducing knee and back injury risk. Using a hammer drill is an effective method for removing tiles as quickly as possible. With a chisel tip attached, the hammer drill functions much like a jackhammer when applied to tile floors. This is still a laborious process, but less so than using a hammer and chisel to remove every tile one by one.