Floors Magazine Floors Magazine June / July 2014 - Page 29

The Hippo PortaMix is now available in the UK If you are looking for the ultimate way to mix and spread construction compounds look no further than the PortaMix Hippo. It’s easier and faster to use than anything else on the market, it boosts productivity, lowers labour costs and requires less physical effort than more traditional methods. Since winning a number of industry standard awards in 2010 the Hippo has become a product of choice for professionals, some of whom have increased flooring speeds by up to 40% and made labour savings of a third. The Hippo can be used for cement screeds, grout, mortar, texture coatings, sealants, adhesives and other self- levelling compounds. Product can be mixed quickly and placed accurately’, the ‘Easy-roll Trolley’ and the balanced ‘Easy-tilt Cradle’ let you pour and spread material at the same time. Multi-stage pours to achieve a thicker screed are often not necessary. Alternatively the Hippo is ideal for mixing in bulk and dispensing into small containers. One person can mix, transport and pour. The Hippo has a full brim capacity of approximately 20 gallons, 290 pounds or 4 or 5 bag batches. The specially shaped mixing bowl eliminates pockets of unmixed product and also makes cleaning out easy (this is made even easier with a removable lining option). The bowl’s spout lets the user pour onto the floor or into small containers without mess or waste. As an additional convenience, the mixing motor can be reverse-mounted for mixing in smaller containers ‘alongside’ and there is a dust extraction port to allow vacuum connection to reduce any dust hazard whilst mixing. HERE’S WHAT TYPICAL USERS SAY: “Although there are many mixing stations currently available, our research has shown that the PortaMix is best value for money. It saves time, but more importantly saves labour costs for the contractor.” Floors Magazine 29 June/July 2014 Compound Manufacturer “ As part of one of the trial installations, two Hippo mixing machines were used simultaneously enabling the team to mix 6 batches at a time, placing 40 square metres down on the floor in one hit! The team was able to install areas of up to 1,000 square metres of body coat, including a full broadcast of quartz in as little as 55 minutes. Use of the PortaMix machines saved time, effort, manpower and the cost of hundreds of disposable buckets.” “A three man crew can be easily reduced to two men with increased output.” “One man can easily take on a small levelling job (where previously two men were required) making the job into a PROFIT instead of a LOSS.” “PortaMix can easily pay for itself in as little as fourteen days based on these savings.” Flooring Contractor “Definitely saves time, works well – I’m pleased with it.” Plastering Contractor The Hippo PortaMix is exclusively available through the Addex Group in the UK, the usual price is £2,115.47 however for July they are running a special promotion for our readers and subscribers at £1,495 plus VAT. For more information T: 01432 346850 www.addex-group.com