General Equipment Introduces the FCS10 Rip-R-Stripper™ Floor-Covering Remover

OWATONNA, Minn. – General Equipment Co. introduces the FCS10 Rip-R-Stripper™ to its line of floor-covering strippers. This electric-powered model provides a compact, lightweight alternative to larger walk-behind units. It accommodates cutting blades up to 10 inches wide and offers high performance, an ergonomic design and multiple accessories. Ideal applications include removing carpet, VCT, linoleum and mastics.

Featuring an operational weight of only 40 pounds (18 kg), the FCS10 allows the operator to transport the unit and traverse stairs much more easily than with larger units, which can weigh more than 100 pounds. The small size also provides superior maneuverability in confined areas. Constructed of a high-tech, composite tube, the machine’s lightweight handle offers better weight and vibration reduction than steel or aluminum. It can be removed in seconds, allowing the operator to easily lift the machine into the trunk or backseat of small sedans and other compact vehicles.

Built with a 2,300-watt electric motor, the FCS10 operates from a standard 15-ampere circuit, which is commonly found on residential jobsites. With a unitized, welded steel-plate frame and only one moving part, it is designed to handle the rigors of most jobs while requiring minimal routine maintenance. Oversized, high-capacity rubber mounts, extra capacity ball bearings and high-alloy aluminum castings help prevent damage from abuse or high shock loads.

Several blade options are available to handle different materials and applications. These include 6- and 10-inch straight blades for removing VCT; 6- and 10-inch angled blades for mastic removal; and an 8-inch scoring blade for removing glued-back carpet and linoleum. All blades can be quickly and easily installed with the supplied Allen wrench.

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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