General Equipment’s SG12/E Single-Head Surface Grinder Designed for Smaller-Scale Surface Preparation Projects

Updated Oct 22, 2010

OWATONNA, Minn. Designed for smaller-scale surface preparation projects, General Equipment Co.’s SG12/E single-head surface grinder offers high performance, durability and ease-of-use, making it ideal for anyone from professional contractors to do-it-yourself homeowners. 


Powered by a totally enclosed, fan-cooled 1.5-horsepower electric motor, the SG12/E features a single rotating disc with a 12-inch-wide working width. Offering a top disc rotation speed of 250 rpm, applications for the SG12/E include grinding concrete surfaces, removing mastics, adhesives, epoxies and urethanes, breaking up deposits of grease and dirt, removing rubber carpet backing and industrial residues, and polishing more delicate terrazzo and marble floor surfaces. 


Built for portability, the SG12/E includes a folding handle that makes it easier to transport in today’s smaller vehicles. Additionally, the compact frame design and wheel position allow for simple maneuvering up and down stairwells. The fully adjustable handle height better accommodates the user, providing a more comfortable operating experience. 


The SG12/E’s unitized, welded-steel plate frame includes an integral bail design for loading and unloading with a forklift. Extra capacity, self-aligning ball bearings and a heavy-duty V-belt reduction drive system are standard for optimum durability. A removable safety and dust shield surrounding the rotating disc helps contain airborne dust and limits material contamination, while also protecting the machine’s internal components from damage. 


For maximum safety, the SG12/E includes the exclusive Quik-Stop deadman motor switch that immediately stops the grinder’s motor in the event the operator loses control of the machine. A 37-foot-long extension cord is standard, complete with a GFI for added safety. 


The SG12/E accommodates the same wide variety of attachments currently available with General Equipment’s larger, dual-head SG24 Series of surface grinders. This includes grinding stones, scarifiers, wire brushes, the SCRAPE-R-TACH® Coatings Removal System and the DIAM-A-TACH® Diamond Segment Grinding System. 


In business for more than 50 years, General Equipment Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of earth augers, ventilation blowers, asphalt cutters and surface preparation equipment. For more information, contact General Equipment Co., 620 Alexander Drive S.W., Owatonna, MN 55060, call 507-451-5510 or 800-533-0524, fax 507-451-5511 or 877-344-4375(DIGGER5), or visit the Web site at 


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