4 Types Concrete Screed Machine: Which One Is Best For You

Concrete screed machines come in various types, each with its advantages and disadvantages. So which one is the best for your needs?

This article provides a detailed explanation of 4 best concrete screed machines:

  • Concrete laser screed machine
  • Concrete power screed
  • Concrete roller screed
  • Concrete truss screed Machine

I have created a table to facilitate a clear and visual comparison of these 4 types of machines and explained their features one by one. The aim is to help you understand these screed machines and decide which one is right for you.

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What Is Concrete Screed Machine

The concrete screed machine is used for leveling concrete surfaces. It use either gasoline, electricity or hydraulics to drive a vibrating motor on the screed plate. The vibrating motor creates vibrations that help to bring the cement paste to the surface and apply it evenly. Screed machines are available in a variety of sizes, so they can be used for both small and large projects. And because they use electricity or hydraulics, they are much quieter than gas-powered screeds. As a result, concrete screed machines are an essential tool for anyone who needs to level a concrete surface.

The concrete laser guided screed machine showcased in the video is the most advanced automatic concrete screed machine currently available. With a leveling efficiency of over 300 ㎡/h, it not only saves a significant amount of labors but also ensures a superior floor levelness.

Which Screed Machine Is Suitable For Your Project

When it comes to concrete screed machines, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each type of machine has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and the right choice for your concrete screeding project will depend on a variety of factors.

For example, concrete laser screeds are great for large area jobs. This fully automated concrete leveling machine boasts excellent efficiency and levelness. but they can be cumbersome to maneuver in tight spaces. On the other hand, power screeds are much more agile but may not be able to reach the high spots that laser screed machines can. In terms of power source, gasoline engines tend to be more powerful than electric ones, but they also produce more emissions.

* The following table summarizes the characteristics of the four most common types of concrete screed machines.

4 Best Concrete Screed machines Comparison

TypeLaser screedRoller screedTruss screedPower screed
Work speed★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Vibrates★★★(no vibration function)★★★★★★★
Ease of use★★★★★★★
Work on slopeLaser can be set at ±5° angle★★★★★★★★★★★
Width adjustability★★★★★ (no need to consider width problem)★★★★ (can be widened)★★★★ (can be widened)Width cannot be set
Walking style★★★★★ (automatic walking, controlled by only one operator.)★★★★ (need two labors dragging, without a lot of force)★★★ (it takes two labors to shake the handle without a lot of force.)★ (it requires a labor to bend down and drag, and it needs to walk in the concrete, which is very laborious.)

Concrete Laser Screed Machine

Concrete laser screed machine is the most advanced automatic screed machine in the world, which can be widely used in various kinds of concrete floor leveling projects. The machine is based on the horizontal laser emitted by the laser transmitter, and automatically adjusts the height of the leveling head with high accuracy. There is no need to install a template in the laser screed flooring process, which can effectively reduce the input of manpower and improve the leveling efficiency.

laser screed concrete floor working project
Laser screeding concrete

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Concrete Power Screed

The power screed machine is a great concrete leveling device that can help to even out your concrete projects quickly and easily. The machine itself is quite lightweight, making it easy to do one man concrete screeding work around your project site. Additionally, the machine’s vibrating plate is made from durable aluminum alloy, ensuring that it will withstand extended use. The hand-held vibrating ruler allows for flexible operation, meaning that anyone of any height can use this screeding machine with ease.

powered screeding concrete
Powered Screeding Concrete

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Concrete Roller Screed Machine

The concrete roller screed machine is a new type of construction equipment that has been developed in recent years. It is mainly used for leveling and compacting concrete surfaces. The machine is driven by a high-quality gasoline engine (electric motor), which has high leveling efficiency and saves manpower. Leveling and lighting are carried out at the same time to reduce construction steps and manpower investment. It can be widely used in various concrete leveling projects. The machine has the advantages of simple structure, easy operation, and high work efficiency. It is an ideal construction equipment for concrete leveling.

Roller Screeding Concrete
Roller Screeding Concrete

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Concrete Truss Screed Machine

The concrete truss screed is a new type of equipment that uses the high quality gasoline engine. It is widely used in concrete pavement, bridge and ground engineering for concrete ground pulping, vibrating and leveling. Its leveling effect is very good. The width of the road surface can be formed once in the range of 4-18 meters, which can reduce the longitudinal construction joints. Because the running track and the template are separated, the leveling work is not affected by the base level, and the pavement level can be ensured and the formed concrete surface has no honeycomb grinding surface, peeling cracks and stone depression marks. Has been favored by users.

The main body of the equipment adopts high-strength square steel tube or round steel pipe production, and adopts advanced welding technology to make it compact in structure, light in weight and easy to operate. The transmission system uses an imported timing belt for power transmission to make it highly efficient and stable. The working platform is equipped with an imported vibration device to make it dense enough when compacting concrete.

Truss screed also can be used in some dry concrete levelling projects with higher grades (The grade of concrete has different standards in different countries, for example, the grade of concrete in the Philippines is based on the us standard).

concrete truss screed working
Concrete Truss Screed Working

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Concrete screed machine is a powerful and efficient way to level concrete. It ensures that the concrete surface is even and ready for further treatment, like polishing or painting. There are several types of concrete screed machines available on the market, so it’s important to choose the right one for your specific needs. Through this article i believe you have an understanding of how to choose your machines.

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