Somero Enterprises, Inc. Donates Somero S-485 Laser Screed Machine

Somero EnterprisesThe Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. Recently, the group announced the donation of a Somero Enterprises, Inc. S-485 Laser Screed for the annual auction at World of Concrete.

The annual auction will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the West Hall Room W106 of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the World of Concrete. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site. For a full list of items, please visit Additionally, those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at [email protected] or (404) 456-6867.

The Somero S-485 Laser Screed is incredibly easy to operate and also 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 then greatly expand your opportunities.

Standard features for the S-485 Laser Screed include:
  • Leveling control system which is able to operate in either laser, 3D, or sonic mode.
  • Available with 8-or 10-foot 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

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

About Somero Enterprise Inc

Somero’s equipment employs laser-guided proprietary technology to achieve a high level of precision in concrete surface flatness at a higher rate of efficiency than conventional methods. By using Somero equipment, flooring contractors can attain the highest level of flat-floor precision at the lowest cost. Somero’s innovative, proprietary products include S-22EZ Advanced Laser Screed, S-15R Laser Screed, S-10A Laser Screed, SRS-4 Laser Screed; Sky Screed 25, Sky Screed 36, S-485 Laser Screed, S-940 Laser Screed, Mini Screed C, Copperhead XD 3.0, SkyStrip Machine, STS-11M Topping Spreader, Line Dragon, Broom + Cure Machine, 3-D Profiler System, Siteshape System and Floor Levelness System.

For further information about Somero Enterprises, Inc., visit their website at

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