If you’re a surface preparation contractor and have a large concrete or stone project, you know the importance of having the right grinder on the job. Keeping floors functional, attractive, and safe are critical to any project.

Floor grinders are manufactured in a variety of power options. Like most equipment, there are pros and cons to propane verses electric. Many projects now demand clean energy, which reduces emissions and air born contaminants while others require the speed and muscle of a propane grinder.  Propane floor grinders need  added attention to maintenance however electric grinders require a constant source of electric power. While added power is ideal for grinding flaws out of damaged concrete, you also need to consider maneuverability, versatility, and grinding width.

If propane best fits your needs you definitely should consider the Prep/Master 3038 manufactured by Substrate Technology. The 3038 is a versatile, powerful floor grinder that you can trust to get the job done right the first time. This durable piece of equipment checks three important boxes on the equipment value proposition checklist: increased productivity, decreased labor & fatigue, and improved overall aesthetics.




Using a Floor Grinder

Concrete floor grinders are versatile and can used for more than just grinding. They are often used to prepare, repair, and revitalize surfaces, including concrete, marble, stone, and terrazzo. The right grinder can be utilized for the following tasks:

  • Removing existing coatings such as epoxy, stains, glues, thin-set and mastics.
  • Preparing a surface to an ICPI CSP range of 1 -3.
  • Polishing surfaces to a mirror finish.
  • Level uneven surfaces.

When paired with the right diamonds and dust collection system, you can easily transform the look of any floor and breath new life into old surfaces. 

Benefits of the Prep/Master 3038 Propane-Powered Floor Grinder

The Prep/Master 3038 Grinder is a highly versatile grinding machine that is a leader in its class. Ideal for any size project, this grinder offers a multitude of benefits.

Powerful Performance

The propane-fuelled Prep/Master 3038 Floor Grinder is powered by a 38 HP Kawasaki motor, which provides the required power for heavy-duty surface preparation and coating removal without over-taxing the grinder.  Using this machine, you can polish concrete at 1,200 square feet per hour and even remove 600 square feet of mastic or thin set per hour.

Operator Friendly

With an efficient rotary gear system, the 3038 is easy to operate and maneuver, gliding over surfaces easily, despite its heavy weight. With four tool plates utilizing twelve diamonds, head rotation reaches speeds up to 500 RPMs, making quick work of removing the toughest coatings or polishing. 

Ideal for All Types of Surface Preparation

Even with a cutting surface of 30 inches, the 3038 offers ease of operation and maneuverability. With a movable pocket weight system, variable speed drive, and variety of available polishing tools, you can painlessly adjust to all types of tasks and surfaces.

Discover the Prep/Master 3038LP Propane Floor Grinder

Learn more about this versatile, innovative machine by reaching out to our product experts at 815-472-9754! We’re here to help you find the best tools for your surface preparation projects at the best prices!