Use the Best Equipment
Why I selected the
Decorative Curbmaking Machine?
By Ted Willich Owner Big Sky Curbing
I have always believed that to produce quality
products you need to use the best equipment. I made a decision
that I would buy the best curbing machine and buy a less
expensive truck to pull my equipment.
Here's how I arrived at my decision as to who had the best
I conducted a search on the Internet to find
who made curb machines. I found that their were only about 4
or 5 companies selling curbing machines.
Kwik Kerb, Curbmate, Curbking, and Decorative Curbmaking
Machines. It looked like Kwik Kerb, Curbmate, and CurbKing
all sold machines that worked and looked almost Identical.
So I quickly narrowed my choices down to Curbmate or
Decorative Curbmaking Machines.
I contacted owners of the two machines and
found out what they liked and disliked about their machines.
I asked a lot of questions about their business practices
and productivity. I watched both machines in operation.
I purchased a Decorative Curbmaking Machine because it was
the clear cut leader in all of the criteria I was using and
had advantages I hadn't even considered.
Here are some of the
factors that swayed my decision:
The Decorative Curbing Machine passed the
visual inspection. Just looking at the available machines it
was obvious to me the the Decorative Curbmaking Machine was
built with higher quality parts.
The company I observed using the Decorative
Curbmaking Machine laid 330' in 1.5 hours and the company I
observed using the Curbmate put down 350' in 6 hours.
The Decorative Curbmaking Machine was
powered by an 11 hp Honda Engine using a Hydraulic System
and all of the other machines had less powerful systems.
The Decorative Curbmaking Machine could use
aggregates up to 3/4 inch and the other machines couldn't.
The Decorative Curbing Machine allowed the
operators to run a much wetter mix, which was easier to
Step 3 - Install the Best Product