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Ligchine International introduced the world’s first “Large size” boom operated screed in 2012 with the launch of our ScreedSaver MAX 200 machine.  Somero® followed Ligchine in 2015 with the introduction of their S-10A machine. Ligchine dominates the “Large size” boom screed market outselling Somero® units (S-10A and S-15R combined) worldwide at nearly a 2 to 1 ratio in year 2015.

Customers tell us they have chosen the ScreedSaver MAX 200 machines for many reasons including the ease of towing it with a pickup truck/trailer; it’s compact size for ease of jobsite access; wireless remote control that keeps the operator safely on the ground efficiently supervising the crew and jobsite; and the tremendous power to weight ratio of Ligchine’s 35hp Diesel engine on a 4,380 lb. (1,987kg) machine.

We strongly encourage you to test a ScreedSaver MAX 200 side by side with Somero’s® S-10A machine.  We believe you’ll not only notice the difference in the slabs, but equally important the difference in your bottom line.  The ScreedSaver MAX 200 sells for a price significantly lower than the Somero® S-10A.


Large Size Boom Operated Screeds
Specifications ScreedSaver MAX 200 S-10A
Engine Size Kubota V1505 (35hp) Diesel Kubota (35hp) Diesel
Machine Size – Transport w/head W-6’4″ x L-20’0″ x H-5’2″ W-6’8″ x L-23’0″ x H-5’11”
Machine Size – Transport w/head W-1.9m x L-6.1m x H-1.6m W-2.0m x L-7.0m x H-1.8m
Machine Weight 4,380 lbs (1,987 kg) 7,500 lbs (3,400 kg)
Drive System (Hydraulic) 2 Wheel Proportional Drive 2 Wheel Proportional Drive
Parallel to the pour driving capable 90° Manual Rotation 90° Manual Rotation
Machine Operation Control 100% Wireless Remote Control Seated Driver
Coverage per screed pass (no overlap) 200 sq. ft. (18.6m2) 200 sq. ft. (18.6m2)
Standard Screed head width 12’6″ (3.8m) 10′ (3.0m)
Boom Reach 16′ (4.9m) 20′ (6.1m)
Transport with Pickup Truck & Trailer Yes Yes
Alternate Screed Head Options Paver, Pervious, Various Widths Paver, Pervious, Various Widths
Grade/Slope/Dual Slope control Trimble LR30 Eyes (included) Somero® OASIS (included)
Contoured Slope 3D control (Optional) Choice of Topcon 3D LPS or 3D GPS Systems Somero® 3D Profiler System®