Ligchine International™ introduced the World’s first “Compact Boom Screed” in 2008 and it remains the only compact boom screed available to the market. Somero® offers a wide variety of “Drive-in” compact screeds including the Copperhead®, S-485, S-840 and S-940. When it comes to slab on grade placement the ScreedSaver II offers many advantages over Somero’s® fleet of Drive-in machines including efficiency, accuracy and price.
Compact sized screeds are commonly used on smaller, very cut up job sites and spaces. The ScreedSaver II™ is an extremely efficient machine due to its “zero turn” drive capability.
Screed head design is critical to accuracy. Somero® drive-in screeds have screed heads ranging in size from 6’ (1.8m) to 10’ (3.05m); some include an auger; none include a paver/roller; all have floating finish blades. ScreedSaver II™ has a standard 10’6” (3.2m) screed head with a double flight steel auger and a 1,000 lb. (453kg) down pressure screed head with an extruded non-floating finish blade. Ligchine™ also offers you an interchangeable “paver/roller” head that is perfect for paving applications, pervious concrete and world class FF/FL numbers that only a boom operated machine can achieve.
In addition to the many features and advantages offered with a ScreedSaver II™, the best news is that the ScreedSaver II™ is priced below Somero’s® S-485, S-840 and S-940 screeds. Furthermore, Ligchine will never recommend the additional purchase cost of a pre-rake machine to assist our already powerful ScreedSaver II™ machine.