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Machine that lays down concrete wall??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by griffy77, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. griffy77

    griffy77 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    My dad told me today that there is this new machine that can lay down a concrete retaining wall around flower beds. It sounds like what you might find when highway crews make curbs. A machine takes the concrete and forms it into a curb. Has anyone heared about this machine? Any info would be great.
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Its called a power curber, it can come in huge highway median sizes, or small enough to do a landscape bed.

    Heres two pictures:


    This is a commercial road one.

    Heres a landscaping one:


    You can find them at rental stores, or buy them for a few grand.
  3. griffy77

    griffy77 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    is there anyone here using this in landscaping? I checked out Kwick Kurb that is some eurostyle brick that is being used. Has anybody delt with them? Is it worth looking into this?
  4. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    The curbing for landscape edging ads I see it looks putrid and cheap...probably will be a big seller to old people :)
  5. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    I'd have to second Vic's opinion. It is very cheap looking and it restricts those beds that are edged, to that size forever. Too much hardscape is not a good thing, especially when its just colored concrete. It's something you need to see for yourself to make a decision

  6. buffalo bill

    buffalo bill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I have seen the work finished yet never used the machine. I will say
    the end product has very little visual impact and looks as though
    it was there for years and needs to be removed.

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    It is very common in our area for clients to request mow curbing upon installtion of landscapes. Comming from the midwest, I have always thought it is moronic, however, it someone demands it be doneand is willing to pay us $15.00 per running foot for (usually multiplied by 200 or more feet) then we do it. As far as the machines like the little bubba, and such, those machines look cheap. We simply pour a 6x6x6 curb level with the ground. The curbing machines dump the mud over the grade and it looks terrible.

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