Editor's Note: the model seen in the video is a prototype. Find the more recent version at ForConstructionPros.com/21083055.
Ligchine International, a global leader in innovative laser and 3D GPS/LPS guided concrete screeds, 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 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 lb. Its patent pending 3-wheel Versa-Drive system offers all-wheel drive, independent zero turn drive, up to 90-degree horizontal drive and lateral drive. It offers the industry’s best power to weight ratio (55 lb. per horsepower), allowing lower slumps and cooler running at all times. It also incorporates Ligchine’s patented machine leveling system to ensure flatter floors and greater compaction than simple screed head only leveling systems.
“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,” said Peter Ligman, Ligchine Chief Technical Officer.
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.