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The First Battery-Powered Roller Screed

Curb Roller Manufacturing’s Batt Screed 6000

by Nikki June

By Curb Roller Manufacturing

Cordless tools have made many jobs easier and more convenient for many  industry professionals. Batt Screed 6000, a battery-powered roller screed works the same way. This roller screed operates with no cords, hoses or fumes, offering greater mobility, precision and efficiency to contracting businesses of all sizes.

The Batt Screed 6000 eliminates the added weight of an engine mounted on the screed. The unit gets its power from a removable and rechargeable 60-volt lithium ion DeWalt FLEXVOLT battery. Contractors may be familiar with this line of batteries and their versatile use in smaller or heavy-duty cordless tools like hammer drills or cutoff saws. One fully charged battery is estimated to screed off 1,800-2,500 square feet, depending on the slump and pipe length. By eliminating an auxiliary power source, the screed can be operated almost anywhere. Further, it emits no exhaust fumes, and eliminates the need for hydraulic power sources, making it ideal for indoor operation or use in tight spaces.

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The screed easily accommodates jobs from 3 to 22 feet with expandable tube inserts, making it highly versatile. This flexibility makes it ideal for both small and large jobs including bike trails, golf cart paths, garage pads, shed floors, grain bin pads and parking lots.  

A roller provides a consistently higher-quality finished product than vibrating screeds or screed boards. It eliminates the need for back-breaking work, providing a solution for contractors who want to get more flatwork done in less time — all with a better, flatter finished product. 

Featuring a lightweight design and a folding handle, this screed  is easy to operate and transport to the job. It includes an adjustable right- or left-hand speed control, variable speed in both high and low ranges, and a three-position handle that allows for a more ergonomic operation for operators. A multi-position handle gives operators more versatility when it comes to obstacles or limiting factors during a pour. For example, if a contractor is pouring a driveway, they can position the handle outward to allow them to walk outside of the forms. 

Screeds can end up being set in wet concrete or dust, which can be detrimental to the operation of the machine. The Batt Screed design solves this problem with a heavy-duty kickstand that enables the operator to leave the screed free-standing during a pour. The kickstand increases the cleanliness and longevity of the unit. 

The kickstand and handle fold and lock away for compact and lightweight transport without removing the battery, reducing the risk of broken parts during transport. Strong connection points help prevent unnecessary wear or breakage. 

The single pin connection on both ends allows the operator to remove the pipe from the handles in less than 60 seconds. Quick assembly and break down of the Batt Screed enhance efficiency also. RB

About Curb Roller Manufacturing

Curb Roller Manufacturing has produced 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. 


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