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Title:
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE CONTROL OF A CONCRETE SCREEDING MACHINE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/088640
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A screeding machine comprising at least one of (a) a boom speed cruise control for automatically controlling the travel speed of the screed head assembly, (b) an auto-stabilizer control that automatically adjusts the stabilizer actuators of the screeding machine to a preselected degree of extension, (c) a control for automatically controlling the lowering of the screed head assembly toward and to the concrete surface and automatically activating the auger and vibrator at a beginning of each screeding pass and automatically deactivating the auger and vibrator in response to the screed head assembly being raised away from the concrete surface at the end of a screed pass, and (d) an auto-screed mode that allows the operator to select maximum values for at least one of a boom extension speed, a boom retraction speed, a boom rotation speed and a screed head rotation speed.

Inventors:
HALONEN PHILIP D (US)
KANGAS MATTHEW A (US)
KIERANEN CARL B (US)
ANDERSON FRANK E (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2010/022800
Publication Date:
November 18, 2010
Filing Date:
February 02, 2010
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Assignee:
SOMERO ENTPR INC (US)
HALONEN PHILIP D (US)
KANGAS MATTHEW A (US)
KIERANEN CARL B (US)
ANDERSON FRANK E (US)
International Classes:
E01C23/06; B60K26/00; E01C19/40
Domestic Patent References:
WO2006133490A12006-12-21
Foreign References:
US5156487A1992-10-20
US5039249A1991-08-13
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
VAN DYKE, GARDNER, LINN & BURKHART, LLP et al. (Suite 207Grand Rapids, Michigan, US)
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