Atlas Copco’s three new walk-behind power trowels — the BG 245, BG 375 and BG 475 — include upgraded features that enhance versatility and safety in a variety of applications, from fine edge to rough surface concrete finishing.

The units can be equipped with either a twist pitch or quick pitch for optimal performance on a broad range of jobs. Atlas Copco also designed the trowels with its exclusive QuickStop feature that stops the blade rotation immediately after the operator releases the handles, resulting in zero-degree spin to minimize the risk of injury.

Walk-behind power trowels often are equipped with a centrifugal clutch that allows the handle to spin unmanned as much as 540 degrees from the moment the handle is released until the rotation completely stops. The BG trowels’ QuickStop feature includes a belt clutch that immediately stops the blade rotation with zero-degree handle spin for maximum operator safety.

QuickStop doesn’t kill the ignition when the trigger is released, allowing speed adjustments without damaging the belt and clutch.

Designed with the operator in mind BG power trowels feature a palm trigger in robust steel as well as foldable de-vibrated handles for enhanced comfort. Their detachable throttles can move from the left handle to the right. Technicians also can quickly and easily change blades or perform routine maintenance thanks to the trowels’ maintenance stand.

Compact and relatively light, the trowels weigh in as little as 132 pounds providing easy maneuverability on a range of projects, from sidewalks to driveways. Operators can work close to walls and in limited access areas.

The BG 245 features a rubber edged floating protection ring to prevent damaging walls, which makes it ideal for use on indoor worksites where a wall or other obstacle exists. The BG 375 and BG 475’s larger size offers efficient operation on bigger, outdoor applications, such as driveways.

Users can choose Atlas Copco’s optional transportation wheels for fast and easy maneuverability around the job site. Handles also fold down for simple storage and transportation.