At the Graco Inc. booth a number of stripers were on display including several models of LineLazer IV and the LineDriver. The LineLazer IV is available in the 200HS, 3900, and 5900 models. All models are available in one or two gun options. The 3900 weighs 212 lbs. and has a maximum psi of 3,300 and a maximum gpm of 1.25. The 5900 weighs 232 lbs. with a maximum psi of 3,300 and a maximum gpm of 1.6. The 200HS model weighs 277 lbs. with 3,300 maximum psi and 2.15 maximum gpm. All three models are ideal for continuous, heavy-duty line striping requirements and are available with Graco's Auto-Layout System.
The Auto-Layout System eliminates manual layout of parking stalls and pre-marking roadlines, points out Tim Wehner. Graco's Auto-Layout is accurate to ¼ in. at 100 ft., according to Graco. The Auto-Layout also features a new SmartControl Digital Tracking System to track, measure, and control all aspects of the job and a new digital display that shows psi, mph, mils (instant average), lineal foot, gallons, and mils (total) on one screen.
JCL Equipment Co. displayed its HRL-1 walk-behind striper great for parking lot and stenciling applications. The HRL-1 features a 5.5-hp motor and 11.8 cfm aluminum compressor. A 7-gal. pressure vessel is standard but a 12-gal. or stainless steel vessel is also available. All regulators and gauges are brass with the gauges having glass faces to ease removal of spilled paint. Contractors have the choice between a diaphragm gun (for oil-based paints), a non-bleeder gun (for latex paints), or a GTB gun, which is a non-bleeder with a flushable tip. Double gun options are available with the non-bleeder and GTB guns.
Add-on options with the HRL-1 include double 5- or 7-gal. tanks, glass bead dispensers in 4- or 6-in. single or double, a handgun with 15-ft. hose, and a curb painting attachment.
Newstripe Inc. displayed all three of its standard units: the RollMaster, the RollMaster 5000, and the Bantam air striper. Designed as a step up from aerosol stripers, the RollMaster machines are not designed for heavy use, with the RollMaster best used for striping between parked cars and for small parking lots with a dozen or fewer stalls, according to Ray Krebs, sales manager. Krebs says that the larger battery operated RollMaster 5000 is designed for parking lots of fewer than 100 stalls and for warehouse striping. Like its smaller brother, the RollMaster 5000 pumps paint from a 5-gal. bucket to a foam rubber roller with a PVC core. Punched holes in the core enable paint to saturate the foam roller, which applies an 8-mil thick line 2, 3, or 4 in. wide.
Contractors looking to move to an air striper could give Newstripe's Bantam XL unit a push on the floor. The XL features a 5-gal. paint tank and a 4-hp Honda engine with an oil alert. Krebs says the Bantam XL (and the slightly less expensive Bantam unit) is an economical alternative to an airless machine, able to apply paint at 1 gpm and paint lines from 2 to 6 in. wide. New to the Bantam units is a purge system to flush out the guns when necessary.
Titan Tool Inc./Speeflo exhibited its new Powrliner PL1800M and PL2800M line stripers. The 1800M is suited for smaller jobs on pavement, fields, or turf, says Tom Heine, specialty business manager with Titan Tool/Speeflo. The 1800M features a 4.3-hp Robin-Subaru OHC engine and offers .5 gpm and 3,300 psi. The 128-lb. unit supports a .023-in. max tip.
The 2800M is a fully redesigned version of the existing Powrliner 2800 with greater paint output, a slower cycle rate, and a cart configuration that is compact and highly maneuverable. It is ideal for smaller and medium projects, Heine says. Like the 1800M, the 2800M features a 4.3-hp Robin-Subaru OHC engine and offers 3,300 psi. The 138-lb. 2800M offers .85 gpm and supports a .30-in. max tip.
Also available are the Speeflo Powrliner 4900XLT, 6900XLT, 8900XLT, and 9900XLT line stripers. These units utilize a reliable, durable, and smooth-slow stroking hydraulic drive that produces sharper lines and extended life. Two walk-behind self-propelled models are also in the Speeflo Powrliner offering (PL6900XLT SP and PL8900XLT SP).