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Power Curbers Now Offers Stringless Pouring Technology

Mon October 08, 2012 - National Edition
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The 5700-C’s 3-D controls mean there’s no stringline to get in the way of finishers.
The 5700-C’s 3-D controls mean there’s no stringline to get in the way of finishers.
The 5700-C’s 3-D controls mean there’s no stringline to get in the way of finishers. The Power Curber 5700-C, equipped with networked digital controls and all crawler steering, is now pouring on job sites in the United States and Canada.

After years of development Power Curbers now offers stringless pouring technology to its customers. The Power Curber 5700-C, equipped with networked digital controls and all crawler steering, is now pouring on job sites in the United States and Canada. The results have been very good with contractors saving on set up time and finding great accuracy in the placing curb and gutter.

“Though we’ve had the ability to control the machine with GPS and 3-D systems for several years, we delayed the market release until we were convinced the accuracy could match stringline results and that curb and gutter subcontractors were ready to abandon the visual check that stringline provides. We are very pleased with the feedback we’ve gotten from our stringless customers” stated Power Curbers Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Stephen Bullock.

Power Curbers offers a unique approach to machine control. The MOBA digital control system used on the Power Curber 5700-C uses open architecture allowing the machine to interface with 3-D or GPS controls from several different suppliers. Currently, Power Curbers customers are using both Leica and Topcon for stringless control.

“It was essential from day one to build a system that allowed the contractor to choose the system they were comfortable using. We didn’t want to dictate to the customer that they had to accept a singular supplier that Power Curbers has designated. We want to maintain maximum flexibility for our customers” added Bullock.

Power Curbers Inc. established in 1953 and based in Salisbury N.C., manufactured the world’s first automatic curb-making machine. Today the company builds slip-form machines used for curb, sidewalks, barrier wall, ditches and a variety of special applications. In 2002, Power Curbers established Power Pavers Inc. which produces two-track slipform equipment used in construction of roads and airports. For more information, visit www.powercurbers.com