Friday, January 16, 2015

Gator: Takes a Bite out of Magnesium, Why you should be using Gator Concrete Tools

Are you one of the many Gator Concrete Tools users that say our tools are heavier?

Well that's because they ARE! 

And that's precisely why YOU should be using Gator Concrete Tools!


Gator Concrete Tools are Built Heavier, Built Stronger, and Built to Last Longer!

Built Heavier...

Finishing concrete is no easy feat as any concrete finisher will tell you: it's strenuous, it takes precision, and it's physically demanding.  Finishers must work quickly and effectively to pour, place, and finish correctly the first time around, there is no do-over.  Gator Concrete Tools are built heavier, and contrary to what you might believe a lighter tool isn't better, heavier is better.  Gator Tools has consistently delivered to our customers the same great product over and over again and you won't see our tools getting any lighter!  When working with a mix that can weigh up to 150 pounds per cubic foot or over 4000 pounds per cubic yard, of course you want a tool that is heavier and can withstand the demanding job of concrete finishing - simply put: let your concrete tool do the work!  Gator Tools are heavier because they are made from a high- strength, quality alloy, where there is definitely no skimping in tool material. Lighter and Cheaper is NOT better.

Built Stronger...

Gator Tools proprietary alloy GatorLoy, is a non-ferrous alloy, which offers superior strength and hardness, and exhibits excellent corrosion resistance in a wide-variety of environments

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Reduces the trapping of bleed water
  • Harder and stronger than many common concrete tools
  • Recommended for air entrained concrete
  • Reduces surface closure
Take a look at the charts below and see how Gator Tools alloy GatorLoy, compares to the material used in some of the tools you may be used to using, you'll be surprised by the results!
GatorLoy Hardness

GatorLoy Strength






























Built to Last Longer...

Remember when we told you lighter and cheaper were NOT better? Well wouldn't it be great if you spent more time getting the job done and less time replacing your tools? More time getting the job done, and less time replacing tools means more money in your pocket! What if we told you that every Gator Tool has such excellent wear resistance that you need to replace them less often.  Sounds great doesn't it? Well it's true, Gator Tools are built heavier, built stronger, and built to last longer! Gator Tools extraordinary attention to product excellence, customer satisfaction, and stringent manufacturing requirements ensure that all of our customers receive professional and quality tools at a great price, which we know you expect.

Lastly...

By now we are confident you have heard our strong message of our company's never ending commitment to American Manufacturing.  Today, more than ever, this message couldn't be more important.  When we say Made in the U.S.A.... We Absolutely MEAN MADE IN THE U.S.A.! Made by U.S. Workers from U.S. Materials, ALL Gator Concrete Tools are designed, fabricated, and assembled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Support American Manufacturing and buy your next concrete finishing tool from Gator Tools, and support our message of PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.!




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Concrete Tools - Hand Float

BUILT HEAVIER, BUILT STRONGER, AND BUILT TO LAST LONGER!

 Hand Floats


  • GatorLoy blades are non-painted, naturally finished, "broken in", and ready for use
  • Recommended for air entrained concrete
  • Reduces the trapping of bleed water
  • Harder and stronger than Magnesium!
  • Ultra Tough Poly handle won't chip, gouge, or peel. "The feel of wood, the toughness of poly"

Monday, January 5, 2015

Concrete Tools - Bull Float, Channel Float, Walking Trowel (Fresno) Kits

The fastest most economical way to get your tools to the work site!  Gator Glide Float and Trowel Kits only from Gator Tools!

Gator Glide Bull Float Kit
PROTECTED UNDER U.S. PATENT

Gator Glide Channel Float Kit
PROTECTED UNDER U.S. PATENT

Gator Glide Walking Trowel (Fresno) Kit
PROTECTED UNDER U.S. PATENT


















Each Float & Trowel Kit comes complete with:

  • Gator Glide Adjustable Leveling Head
  • Light-weight Channel Float Blade, Bull Float Blade, or Walking Trowel Blade
  • Four 6 foot Snap Button Poles
  • Heavy Duty Carrying Case

Concrete Tools - Check Rod 1 x 2 Double Ultra Edge Kit

1 x 2 Double Ultra Edge Kit - Concrete Check Rod from Gator Concrete Tools is
Ultra Light and Ultra Strong and ensures accuracy while checking your work, lends itself to the strict requirements given by the DOT.


  • Made from Ultra Light, Ultra Strong GatorLoy
  • Metal End Caps keep the concrete out and protect the ends
  • Braces assemble and disassemble quickly and easily with quick connect
  • Includes Mini Adjustable Leveling Head
  • Ensures accuracy while checking your work


Gator Glide 1 x 2 Double Ultra Edge - Concrete Check Rod
     
Ultra Edge - Check Rod Cut-Away View





Monday, December 22, 2014

Concrete Tools - Light Weight Fresno Trowel

You'll be totally impressed with the Gator Concrete Tools Light-Weight Walking Trowel (Fresno Trowel) made from precision stainless steel!

Gator Glide Square End Light-Weight Walking Trowel - Fresno Trowel

Gator Glide Round End Light-Weight Walking Trowel - Fresno Trowel


Gator Glide Light-Weight Walking Trowels boast two stiffening ribs that keep the trowel edge flat and straight!  You can only find these trowels with Triple R Technology from Gator Concrete Tools!

Our light-weight walking trowels can be purchased as a blade only with our unique Universal Mounting Bracket (as shown above) or with the other float & trowel brackets offered from Gator Tools.  All Fresno Trowels are available in round end or square end!

Round End Walking (Fresno) Trowel with Adjustable Leveling Head

Round End Walking (Fresno) Trowel with Fixed Adjustable Head

Round End Walking (Fresno) Trowel with Ultra Twist Pivoting Head

Square End Walking (Fresno) Trowel with Adjustable Leveling Head

Square End Walking (Fresno) Trowel with Fixed Adjustable Head

Square End Walking (Fresno) Trowel with Ultra Twist Pivoting Head

Concrete Tools - Bull Float, Channel Float, Darbies, Screeds, Trowels, Edgers, Groovers and Paving Tools MADE IN THE USA

Is American Made important to you?  It is to us!  That is why ALL Gator Concrete Tools are made in the USA!

From our Poles, Brackets and Accessories to our Screeds, Floats, Darbies, Edgers, Groovers, Trowels and Paving Tools, Gator Tools is your source for American Made Concrete Tools that are Built Heaver, Built Stronger, and Built to Last Longer!


Concrete Tools - Channel Floats


Gator Glide Concrete Channel Floats have four stiffening ribs for added stability and support!

Concrete Channel Float

  • Extra-wide rib spacing for added stability
  • Four stiffening ribs run the full length of the blade 
  • Adjustable Leveling Head (Float & Trowel Bracket) bolts directly to center ribs, a lower profile allows for better control
  • Excellent stability
  • Stays straighter, lasts longer
  • Non-painted, "broken in", and ready for use
  • Harder and stronger than magnesium
  • All concrete channel float blades include Universal Mounting Bracket (use with any manufacturers bull float or channel float bracket)
  • 4 foot, 6 foot, 8 foot, and 10 foot blade lengths

Concrete Channel Floats available with the following bracket options:

Gator Glide Adjustable Leveling Head (Channel Float & Bull Float Bracket)












Gator Glide Fixed Adjustable 4 bolt Head
Gator Glide Ultra Twist Pivoting Head






















Gator Glide Channel Float Blade Only with Universal Mounting Bracket