Curb Roller introduces modular Lynx Screed with adaptable, linkable pipes
By Jenny LescohierJune 15, 2021
Curb Roller Manufacturing introduces its first modular screed system, the Lynx Screed, an alternative to completing flatwork that provides a series of linkable screed pipes to accommodate concrete pours in varying widths from 3 to 22 feet.
Unlike traditional roller screeds, the Lynx modular system removes the need for purchasing dedicated pipe lengths to offer easy adaptability for a multitude of pours. Its aluminum design is designed to decrease strenuous set up, shipping costs and transportation requirements for jobs that call for longer pipes.
“Screed adaptability and efficiency have been two of the biggest obstacles for concrete contractors’ productivity,” said Seth Ulmer, Curb Roller Manufacturing sales manager. “With our Lynx Screed, contractors can work on pours ranging from a 22-foot-wide street to a 5-foot-wide sidewalk in the same day with just a few sections of pipe that can fit in a standard pickup.”
The Lynx modular screed system, compatible with the manufacturer’s Eel and Batt screeds, is available in two packages. Package one consists of three 7-foot pipes and package two contains a 5-, 7- and 9-foot pipe. The system can also be customized to include any 3-, 5-, 7- and 9-foot length combination up to 22 feet.
The Lynx Screed offers ease of use and reliability through its quick and secure field assembly design. The Lynx pipes are
aligned and connected with three separate bolts and a centering ring.
The operator simply places the centering ring between two pipes, securely seating them together. From there, the cut outs at the pipes’ ends allow the operator to insert three bolts, securing the pipes together by tightening the nut. With this setup, users don’t need to retighten their pipes mid-job or worry about unthreading when changing screeding directions.
The Lynx Screed system eases maintenance and setup by using different size nuts and bolts, 9/16 and 11/16, enabling contractors to use a single, common wrench set for assembly and disassembly. The Lynx setup is completed by bolting drive and static heads to the assembled pipe’s ends and then connecting to Curb Roller’s electric Eel Screed or battery-powered Batt Screed.
“Until recently, those looking for flexibility were stuck with cumbersome A-frame screeds or expandable roller screeds that require constant retightening or special tools,” said Ulmer. “With our stable connection points, customers can quickly assemble and complete the job — no hassle, no holdups.”