Power Curbers has introduced the next generation of its 5700 Series curb and gutter machines, the 5700-D.
The new member of the 5700 Series (which debuted in 1985) replaces the Power Curber 5700-C. Power Curbers touts the unit as a “one machine solution” for concrete slipform work because of its versatility, compact size, and simple design.
It is engineered for curbing, sidewalk, barrier, ditch, paving, tunnel, agricultural, and specialized applications.
A SlipSmart Control System makes the 5700-D the most responsive 5700 Series member yet, the company says. The controls come ready to interface with Topcon, Leica, and Trimble 3D/stringless systems.
A display from the Power Curber 5700-D control panel.
There are a host of other improvements targeted to machine versatility; many have to do with precise control.
An “all up” jog switch raises or lowers all crawler posts simultaneously, and a new vibrator master scaling knob allows the operator to increase or decrease vibration across all vibrators while individual vibrator adjustments remain relative to each other.
Cross-slope control has also been improved and the radius steer sensor now has auto-calibration.
A dedicated engine display replaces individual gauges in the operator’s station, and a cold air dam between engine and console has been added in an effort to keep the console and operator cooler.
Operators also benefit from the fine scaling of speed pots, and an easy-pivot conveyor helps the paving crew. There are also shovel holders at the conveyor.
In addition, the high-pressure wand-activated water system has been improved.
For maintenance, wires are etched with descriptive label text matching machine schematics.
The machine’s door latches have been redesigned, including a single, lower latch to access the engine compartment. Toolbox end doors have also been included.
Improvements and additions to optional equipment for the 5700-D include a new canopy, improved low-pressure water system, and a barrier lift kit with the reach doubled, up to 48 inches.