Ligchine is a global leader in innovative laser-guided and 3D GPS/LPS-guided concrete screeds. Since its founding in 2007, the company has rapidly expanded its position in the market and offers a full line of automated concrete screeding machines that service flatwork companies from small owner-operated companies to large global concrete contractors. The company’s headquarters, engineering, and manufacturing are located in the United States, and besides a direct sales force in the U.S., the company has an extensive network of international dealers and partners to serve customers anywhere in the world.
WHAT WE DO
Ligchine designs and manufactures reliable and cost-effective concrete leveling machines known as “laser-guided screeds.” We are also a leader in innovative, lightweight drive-in systems for upper deck concrete and slab-on-grade screeding applications. Our screeds are production machines specifically developed for commercial flatwork and can dramatically reduce dependence on labor, which is often in short supply, while yielding a higher-quality end product.
In 2019, Ligchine introduced the SpiderScreed™ Series—a compact, lightweight, and maneuverable drive-in system designed for upper deck concrete and slab-on-grade screeding applications. The drive-in SpiderScreed™ machine was designed to be lightweight and powerful, featuring a 100-percent TIG welded tubular aluminum cage design that keeps overall weight down to approximately 1,280 lbs. Its patent-pending Versa-Drive system, independent zero-turn drive, up to 90° horizontal drive, and lateral drive make it a unique drive-in screed. The SpiderScreed™ features Ligchine’s patented machine leveling system to ensure flatter floors and greater compaction than simple screed head only leveling systems.
Ligchine introduced ScreedSaver II™ in 2008 as the world’s most competitively priced boom-operated screed ever offered to the industry. ScreedSaver II™ includes a zero-turn drive system making it the perfect companion for cut-up jobsites and spaces that no other boom screed would attempt to complete. The wireless remote-controlled ScreedSaver II™ achieves world class FF/FL numbers that only a stationary boom operated screed can reliably produce.
Ligchine developed the “large line” sized boom screed (200 sq. ft. of coverage) in 2012. The ScreedSaver MAX 200 is the workhorse of the Ligchine fleet. ScreedSaver MAX 200 integrates the technologies of the standard ScreedSaver II with the added features of front wheel drive and rear wheel steering, a 90° manual pivoting drive frame, and Kubota’s 25 hp D902 Diesel motor. Like all Ligchine screeds, the MAX 200 is a wireless remote-controlled screed.
Ligchine redefined the mega-size screed machine in 2016 when it introduced the feature loaded ScreedSaver BOSS 240 machine. The BOSS 240 is Ligchine’s largest boom operated screed and features a zero-turn drive system. Additional features include: hydraulic parallel side shifting for stickup avoidance, patent-pending zero turn-drive system that allows BOTH the upper boom frame AND the lower drive frame to independently spin 360°. We integrate our automated concrete additive spray bar system into the screed head.
Introduced in 2017, ScreedSaver PRO 220 offers the best of all worlds. The PRO 220 combines the accuracy and durability of our standard MAX 200 with design features included on our top-of-the line BOSS 240 mega screed. Unique to the PRO 220 is the inclusion of our patent-pending zero-turn drive system that allows BOTH the upper boom frame AND the lower drive frame to independently spin 360°. It also features our automated concrete additive spray bar system integrated into the screed head.