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Machines for forming concrete curbs

All About Concrete / Cement Border Curb Making Machines

When I first saw one of these machines being used I was blown away by how simple and cool they were.  Creating concrete curbing by hand is not just time consuming but also difficult.  The main problem is making the job look professional.  These little machines make it look easy because if you own one making curbs is easy.  Plus I do not know anyone who would not want what this machine can produce.  I spent days in my yard putting down blocks for a garden border and this machine could have done the job in an hour. Word of mouth advertising will keep you busy year round.

These amazing little machines utilize a plunger or auger to press or extrude concrete that you shovel into the top of the machine out of a form that creates the curb.  The action is similar to a  meat grinder or a play dough toy.  The concrete holds together because it is mixed to be very dry much like mortar mix.  If it was wet and loose it would not hold its form.  Since the freshly extruded border takes a while to dry you have some time to smooth out the cement,  cut in expansion joints, press or roll in a pattern, etc…  You can either use colored cement or standard cement.  You also have the option of staining the cement later with acid or standard concrete stain.

The steps for making a curb are as follows. Remove the grass with a turf cutter, mix the concrete, position the machine and start extruding the curb. Then just cut expansion joints and hammer in your pattern if necessary.  The machines movement is propelled by the extrusion process so all you do is guide it.

The video below shows the entire process and goes into detail about pricing and the time it takes to complete a typical job.  If you are efficient, a crew of two guys should be able to earn around $100 per hour.  This is after material costs.

Edgemaster Series 800 Concrete Curbing Machine Review

The Edgemaster concrete curbing machine is one of the more popular commercial curb machines on the market today. It is available with different dies to create different types of curbing for home landscaping or commercial parking lot curbing. Also available is the Edgeprep ground preparation machines which is a must have machine when doing residential landscaping curbing.

The Edgemaster 800 takes mixed cement and extrudes it through a die thus forming a perfect curb. With a little practice you can create almost any shape your customer needs. The Edgemaster is available in a honda gas and an electric model. It weighs about 220 lbs and comes with a 2 year warranty.

The Edgeprep machine is similar to a tiller and preps the surface so it can be leveled and hold the new curb.

For home landscaping, proper ground preparation machine is recommended. A ground prep machine like an “Edgeprep” will pull off a 2″ layer of grass so that you can get down to solid earth.

Profit margins for a concrete curbing business are in excess of 60%.

The video below shows a Miller concrete curb machine in action.

Lil Little Bubba Concrete Curbing Curb Machine – Review

The Lil Bubba Curb (Curbing) Machine is one of my favorite. It has some advanced features that solve a few problems that other machines have. One is an extreme plunger system which rises seven inches into the hopper to avoid bridging problems. In other words, it pulls concrete down into the plunger area to avoid gaps that can be caused by cement not gravity dropping in. The machines also feature 4 horsepower Honda engines which are very reliable. The money you can make with these machines is unbelievable. This is a great business for anyone including husband and wife teams. The equipment is self propelled so all you need is someone to mix cement and someone to guide the machine.

A Little Lil Bubba concrete curbing machine will run you a minimum of $4,500.  The videos below show the Lil Bubba in action.  It does not take a lot of imagination to realize that this machine is a real money maker.  Either by itself or combined with a landscaping business.

Miller MC250 and MC350 Concrete Curb Extruder Machines – Review

The Miller MC250 concrete curbing machines are rugged easy to use machines for creating curbs in landscaping areas or commercial applications. The Miller MC 250 and 350 models are available with different dies to create different types of curbing for home landscaping or commercial curbing.

The MC250 and MC350 take mixed cement or mortar mix and extrude it through a die thus forming a perfect curb. A little finishing is needed but the machines does the majority of the work. It takes a little practice at first but after a short while you can create almost any shape your customer needs. The machines weigh about 220 lbs and come with a 6 year warranty. Both models run in the upper $3,000 range.

For home landscaping, a ground preparation machine is recommended. These machines pull off a 2″ layer of grass so that you can get down to solid earth.

Profit margins are good and on a $1000 job you should be able to keep about $600 in profit.

The video below shows a Miller concrete curb machine in action.

Northern Industrial Gas Powered Concrete Curb Machine 126cc CMG150 – Review

Product Description

This Northern Industrial 126 cc gas-powered concrete curb machine can quickly create concrete curbs up to 6 inches wide in both residential and commercial applications.

Product Details

  • Walk-behind gas-powered machine makes quick work of curb construction up to 6in. wide
  • Powerful 126cc Robin engine produces 3600 RPM
  • Pneumatic tires, 8 1/2in. dia. x 2in. wide
  • 17 7/8in.L x 9 3/8in.W concrete hopper
  • Includes 3 different curb mold styles and hand trowel