Somero Laser Screed Donated to CIM Auction, World of Concrete 2023

Attendees at World of Concrete 2023 will be able to bid toward a brand-new Somero S-485 Laser Screed machine as part of the CIM auction, Jan. 18.

Somero Laser Screed Donated to CIM Auction, World of Concrete 2023
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One of the biggest innovations in the world of raking and screeding concrete to world-record-setting limits has been the laser screed. After its development in early to mid-1980s, the laser screed has been one of the more important machines for the concrete contractor. 

Now, nearly 40 years later, Somero Enterprises is providing contractors the chance to win their own laser screed with the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual auction at World of Concrete. 

Find out more about the Invention of the Laser Screed at "Q&A with the Inventor of the Somero Laser Screed"

Scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the North Hall room N262 of the Las vegas Convention Center, the silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. For a full list of items, please visit Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at [email protected] or (404) 456-6867.

The latest to be added to the list of available items, the CIM program has announced the donation of a Somero Enterprises Inc. S-485 Laser Screed. 

Steve Lloyd, an industry-renowned and flat floor finishing expert, purchased his S-485 at a previous CIM Auction and calls it "state of the art." “If you want high F-numbers and can’t get a large Somero machine in there, you have to use their small Laser Screeds," he says. "It is so essential every concrete contractor should own one or more!”

The Somero S-485 Laser Screed is incredibly easy to operate and a very powerful 4-wheel drive machine. It is very multi-functional as well capable of fine grading most subbase materials, raking concrete level, or for screeding of concrete to very high floor levelness standards including world record setting and Golden Trowel Award-winning performance. Its lightweight design allows for utilization either on grade or on most decks (level or cambered), ice rinks, or chaired mesh or rebar.  Add the optional 3D Profiler System and greatly expand your opportunities.

Standard features for the S-485 Laser Screed include:

  •  Leveling control system which is able to operate in laser, 3D, or sonic mode
  • Available with 8-or 10-ft. vibrator beams to work around any number of slab penetrations
  • Self-leveling head system (SLS)
  • Adjustable vibration settings
  • Column block protection
  • Somero Quick GradeSet System
  • Soft landing
  • USB charging ports
  • Cup holder
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