Paver’s Mobility Helps Contractor Slipform Efficiently

Thu April 10, 2008 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The 5700-C’s mobility is a key feature for a Florida contractor who specializes in highway barrier and bridge parapet work.

Jeff and Ginger Skinner own Jeff’s Concrete Construction in Lakeland, Fla. Jeff has been involved in slipform concrete work for close to 20 years.

The Power Curber is his favorite slipform paver.

“It’s compact and easy to move,” said Jeff Skinner. “You can break it down and load it up in 15 to 20 minutes and be ready to move to another job.”

That kind of movement is typical in bridge work.

“I can mobilize out there for a small job,” said Skinner. “A lot of guys won’t go in for a couple of hundred feet, but I can get in there and get out. It gives me a competitive advantage.”

Skinner, the owner and operator, prefers bridge and barrier work, although it requires close attention to slump and machine set-up. He also does curb work with his new Power Curber.

He uses Power Curbers because “the machine will do what I need to do with curbs, plus pour walls.”

This article was reprinted from Power Curbers Power Pavers Profiles, Volume 17, Issue 1.

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