For Mortar Great For Masons:
quality of work and level of production displayed by any tradesman is
directly related to the tools they use to get the job done. When 50%
of the total project cost is labor, give your masonry crew the best tools
available and you will get higher production, everyday. Because
Gatorback mortarboards don't suck the moisture from mortar; they can
increase the board life of mortar by 20-25 minutes. The net benefit:
your masons are consistently using a more workable mortar and your tenders
are not wasting time "shaking up mud" throughout the job.
Not only are Gatorback boards extremely tough, they increase productivity,
Water Resistant, Concave Surface:
Will not absorb water from the mortar which increases board life and
reduces time wasted on retempering. This ensures only good, workable
mortar is used for higher production.
Engineered ABS Construction:
Made of lightweight, impact resistant material. Gatorback boards will
withstand the daily abuse of hammers and trowels in both hot and below
freezing climates. They're tested to be tough; try breaking one.
Allows the mason to easily and safely carry multiple mortar boards by hand
for quick and efficient set up times. The handle makes daily job site
clean up easy and quick so your mortar boards are not left behind or
stolen. Your tenders will love this, so will you!
The patent pending rib structure enables the mortar board to hold as much
as 125 pounds of material without flexing more than an inch. Due to
their rigidity and strength, Gatorbacks work with steel stands, scaffold
plank or masonry units.
The Gatorbakc's patented dished, lip less work area allows masons to get a
trowel full of mortar without friction, snags of loss of material. To
maximize daily production, a mason must maintain a consistent, natural
range of motion without wasted movements. As a result, the
Gatorback's unique design provides a smooth working surface that will not
absorb water from mortar, but will extend the mortar's board life,
ultimately increasing a mason's production. Because the dished area
is centrally located, this pan effect also retains the mortar and any
additional water added for retempering.
The sign of a good tool is directly related to its durability.
Gatorback mortarboards are injection molded from a hybrid blend of
impact resistant materials to withstand the hardest abuse. This
mortarboard will never absorb water nor allow mortar to form a permanent
bond and can be kept clean with the smack of a hammer. Go ahead; hit
it hard! The board is so tough it will only flex 1.5" with 200
pounds stacked in the dead center. Mental note: one cubic foot of
mortar weighs roughly 125 pounds, so load up the Gatorback!
It's Portable And Light:
The handle on the Gatorback is deliberately positioned to enable masons
and tenders to carry their mortarboards at their sides, vertically, in an
ergonomically correct method. Considering each board weighs just 5.5
pounds and is less than an inch thick, a mason or tender can effortlessly
transport 8-10 Gatorbacks at one time (4-5 per hand) without back strain or
stress. The handle is perfectly sized so as many as 80 to 100 boards
can be slid on the forks of a job site lift and elevated to crews working
It's An Investment:
If your people are your greatest asset, reward and motivate them with
the best tools - especially tools that last for years. Gatorback
mortarboards are good assets for your company and they show your masonry
team you care about them and the quality of their work. If you think
your masons and tenders are good now, give them Gatorbacks and watch daily
production increase significantly!!!