Curb Roller Manufacturing Offers Custom Drums for Challenging Pours

custom drums for challenging pours like this one that is for a 150 foot ditch in Virginia.
A custom drum and Hydra-Screed staged to complete a 150-foot ditch in Virginia. This job was completed in 4 hours, three times faster than previous methods employed by the crew.

Curb Roller Manufacturing, the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds, makes challenging concrete pours achievable with specially designed custom drums. Leveraging the experience and success the company encountered with the launch of the curbing machine and custom drum shapes, Curb Roller ventured into a new area where their shaped concrete expertise could improve efficiency, reduce labor and boost productivity. The custom solutions pair with the Curb Roller’s Hydra-Screed 3000 to allow for faster production times. They also produce a superior-quality finish on projects that would normally require multiple pours.

“Having worked as a concrete contractor for a number of years, I have firsthand knowledge of the complexity that accompanies pouring a concrete spillway or flume. Some of these projects can seem completely impossible,” said Seth Ulmer, Curb Roller Manufacturing sales manager. “At Curb Roller, we strive to make the impossible not only possible but profitable as well. Our custom drum designs enable contractors to complete a challenging pour without having to break it into multiple parts. It’s an ideal solution to accelerate productivity and minimize labor.”

custom drums for challenging pours like this 14-foot custom drum used to pour a street and curb in the same pass
A concrete crew in St. Louis, Missouri pairs Curb Roller Manufacturing’s 14-foot custom drum and Hydra-Screed to pour street and curbing in the same pass; meeting the need for more linear feet in less time
Why custom drums

The custom rollers are perfect for either unique shape requirements or large pours on jobs like drainage systems or spillways. The team at Curb Roller designs the drum to exact specifications. They work with the project engineers to make sure the drum meets all project requirements. Curb Roller builds these drums to spec and take about a month or less depending on shape and size.

“A Curb Roller custom drum reduces labor requirements and time on projects, while also creating an increase in overall profitability on those challenging jobs,” said Ulmer.  “The drums are used on anything from street work, medians and v-gutters, to flume and other specialty applications. The single pour approach eliminates the need for construction joints, doweling and pinning, and reduces the need for additional forming.”

Operators pair the custom drum with the Hydra-Screed 3000. The Hydra-Screed 300 is Curb Roller’s two-operator screed system that allows for continuous pours in applications like flatwork, flumes and more. This screed is hydraulically powered. The Hydra-Screed achieves job completion in half the time of alternative hand shaping methods. It also offers removable drive ends to quickly change different lengths of pipe or profile shapes.

Contractors in Texas preparing to create an entire street with just one pass of Curb Roller Manufacturing’s custom drum and Hydra-Screed.

You can also apply Curb Roller’s custom drum solutions to applications as wide as 26 feet and as deep as 4 feet. You can also create a variety of shapes to meet job specifications. Projects by both concrete and DOT crews across the globe often use these custom solutions.

About Curb Roller Manufacturing

Curb Roller Manufacturing has been the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds for more than 10 years. With high-quality products for everyday concrete work, Curb Roller’s ergonomic machines not only make it easy to shape standard curb, gutter, and sidewalks, but also flume, v-gutter, swale, and other unique shapes. Their flagship product, the award-winning CM4000 Curb Roller, opened the door for additional products. These products include the Hydra-Screed and the battery-powered Batt Screed and also the corded Eel Screed.

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