Ligchine International, the world-leader in laser-guided boom screed manufacturing, is continually advancing its technologies in terms of customer value and machine innovation. The world renowned “ScreedSaver” line of boom-operated screeds is performing on every continent in the world.
When asked, current ScreedSaver owners would say that customer service and dedication is what sets Ligchine International apart from others. Ligchine carefully listened to and applied its customers’ feedback when designing its newest ScreedSaver machine. The BOSS 240 includes the features that customers have indicated are of the greatest value to their businesses.
THE BOSS 240
The BOSS 240 is the largest boom-operated screed ever offered from Ligchine International. With a standard 13.5-foot Superflat screed head and an 18-foot boom reach, the BOSS is capable of screeding a massive 240 square foot per pass which achieves the highest production rate available in the industry.
Many of the standard features from the ScreedSaver line of boom screeds have been retained on the BOSS 240—wireless remote control, fully automatic screeding operations, standard 2D laser control for flat or sloped pours, optional 3D satellite controlled paving system, ability to haul with a pickup truck and trailer, and FL numbers that can only be achieved with a boom-operated screed. What sets the BOSS 240 apart from the rest of Ligchine’s screeds and all other screeds in the world are its innovative operator-friendly and useful features that follow.
At first glance, you’ll notice the streamlined design of the BOSS 240 with a new hood shape in classic ScreedSaver yellow, including four compartments to readily access the engine, hydraulic manifold, and electrical components of the BOSS 240. Also included are two large compartments in the rear for storage. The powder-coated black frame on the BOSS 240 is 100-percent welded together with ¾-inch steel featuring oversized gusseting and support for immense strength and stability. The machine sits 6 feet, 10 inches wide, 16 feet, 6 inches in length (when fully retracted), and 5 feet in height when in a transport position. With the screed head, the BOSS 240 weighs a manageable 7,540 pounds, achieving one of Ligchine’s most valued features of being able to transport the machine with a pickup truck and trailer.
Another new and key feature is the Parker MD4—7-inch color, touch screen diagnostics display. The vibrant display provides the operator with continuous hydraulic, electronic, power, and system status. A frequent customer request was addressed with a set of LED flood lights that were added to the BOSS. The lights are controlled by the touch screen display and provide high intensity lighting to the front, rear, and beneath the machine for safety and visibility in low-light conditions or jobsites.
The BOSS 240 comes with two power plant options: a 57 hp WG1605G Kubota gasoline engine or a 55 hp WG1605P Kubota liquid propane fueled engine. Both engines have smart diagnostic capabilities providing constant feedback to the color touch screen display. The engines also have new exhaust designs making the BOSS the quietest boom-operated screed ever offered in the industry.
ZERO TURN DRIVE SYSTEM
Perhaps the most exciting feature on the BOSS 240 is hydraulically controlled “zero turn” drive system. The upper boom frame and the lower drive frame are able to independently pivot 360-degrees, allowing the operator the ability to screed in any direction or drive the machine in a “zero turn” fashion by rotating the undercarriage when on the downriggers. The BOSS 240 is the only boom-operated screed on the market with this amazing maneuverability capability. The BOSS 240 ships standard with hydraulic remote-controlled two-wheel drive and steering systems.
The BOSS 240 has the first ever lateral side shift ability for stickup avoidance. The front outriggers are hydraulically powered to move the machine side to side to avoid an obstacle when in the screeding position.
The BOSS comes equipped with a hydraulically powered 2,000 psi pressure washer with 50 feet of braided hose and a water holding tank. The pressure washer is controlled via the touch screen display and provides your crew with easy cleanup after screeding.
Ligchine’s “Superflat” screed heads were also redesigned for the BOSS 240. An extra heavy-duty frame with new adjustable plow design allows for a wide array of adjustments for various aggregate types.
Ligchine has also innovated the industry’s first concrete additive spray system into the screed head assembly. An on-board additive holding tank with an external pump feeds the stainless steel additive spray bar that is automatically turned on/off based on screeding position.
THE LIGCHINE DIFFERENCE
Ligchine International recognizes the price sensitivity of the construction market. The BOSS 240 boom-operated screed machine compares to competitor’s boom-operated screeds in terms of production capability but is offered at a fraction of their cost making the BOSS 240 (and other Ligchine screeds) the best “Return on Investment” model in the industry.
Ligchine International’s customer service is second to none. While the ScreedSaver machines are built to last and require minimal season maintenance, one of the biggest benefits with owning a ScreedSaver is the dedication that Ligchine International offers to customers. With technicians available 24/7, immediate machine needs and/or questions can be addressed with a phone or video call. ■
About The Author: Andrew Werdin is the marketing manager for Ligchine International at Ligchine’s manufacturing facility in Darien, Wisconsin. Contact Ligchine International for current pricing and availability at 812.903.4500, visit www.ligchine.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ligchine.
Modern Contractor Solutions – February 2016
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