Ligchine International, a global leader in innovative laser and 3D GPS/LPS guided concrete screeds, today introduced the SpiderScreed™ Series – a compact, lightweight and maneuverable drive-in system designed for upper deck concrete and slab-on-grade screeding applications. The first SpiderScreed™ machine was unveiled to the public earlier today in Las Vegas at the company’s booth at the World of Concrete 2019.
The drive-in SpiderScreed™ machine was designed to be lightweight and powerful, featuring a 100% TIG welded tubular aluminum cage design that keeps overall weight down to approximately 1,100 lbs. (500kg). Its patent pending 3-wheel Versa-Drive system offers all-wheel drive, independent zero turn drive, up to 90° horizontal drive, and lateral drive. It offers the industry’s best power to weight ratio (55 lbs. (25kg) per horsepower), allowing lower slumps and cooler running at all times. It also incorporates Ligchine’s patented machine leveling system to insure flatter floors and greater compaction than simple screed head only leveling systems.
“Ligchine is proud to introduce the SpiderScreed™ Series to our customers,” commented Peter Ligman, Ligchine Chief Technical Officer. “We incorporated the knowledge we’ve gained as a leading supplier of boom extension screed machines, coupled with a clear understanding of our customers’ requirements to develop something truly unmatched in the industry. Our innovative SpiderScreed™ Series addresses the limitations of prior drive-in machines in the marketplace – such as weight, power and leveling capabilities – to deliver exceptional performance for upper deck and slab-on-grade applications.”
“It’s an exciting time at Ligchine,” noted Dave Ring, Ligchine Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout our 12-year history we have been committed to listening to our customers and using their insights to drive our development efforts – and the introduction of the SpiderScreed™ Series is the latest example. Moving forward our customer-focused approach remains the same, and I am excited about the continued innovation our team will bring to the marketplace.”
The SpiderScreed™ Series is currently available for preorder. The machine will enter production in the second quarter of 2019, with initial deliveries at that time. Pricing, configuration and other additional information is available from Ligchine and its authorized dealers.
Ligchine is a global leader in innovative laser and 3D GPS/LPS guided concrete screeds. Since its founding in 2007, the company has rapidly expanded its position in the market and offers a full line of automated concrete screeding machines that service flatwork companies from small owner-operated companies to very large global concrete contractors. The company’s headquarters, engineering and manufacturing are located in the United States, and in addition to a direct sales force in the US, the company has an extensive network of international dealers and partners to serve customers anywhere in the world. For more information, email us at [email protected]