Power Paver SF-3404 Named a 2024 Concrete Contractor Top Product Award Winner

Concrete Contractor magazine has named the Power Paver SF-3404 as a 2024 Top Product Award winner.

The 2024 Concrete Contractor Top Products award represents the concrete industry’s best products, gaining interest from end-users and concrete professionals alike. The awarded products, exhibiting innovation and utility, were chosen based on submitted nominations and audience engagement during a 12-month period on ForConstructionPros. com/Concrete and narrowed down by the editorial team and advisory board.

The SF-3404 is built with decades of knowledge and technological advancements, delivering contractors the smoothest ride possible, saving valuable time, and providing complete visibility around the machine. It paves a maximum of 40 ft. (12 m) and features telescoping endpans for 2 ft. (61 cm) of width flexibility on each end. In addition, a heavy-duty plow, rigid paving pans and durable slew drives make the SF-3404 highly reliable and efficient.

Also new with the SF-3404 is an optional compact, fully-controlled Dowel Bar Insertion (DBI) system. It is equipped with a hydraulic floating floor to maintain the integrity of the initial slab and improve reconsolidation around dowel bars after the insertion process. Each time the DBI runs, the carriage recalibrates with electronic sensors to ensure the floor is exactly where it should be. In addition, the DBI is split to allow for accurate crowning and bar placement. Each bar is held and guided into the concrete to prevent skewing, even while crowning. When running DBI, the machine utilizes a collision avoidance system to prevent center tie bars and DBI from inserting at the same location.

To create the smoothest ride possible, the SF-3404 is equipped with the industry’s longest Oscillating Correctional Beam (OCB) for smoothing the slab’s surface after dowel bar insertion. Power Pavers engineered a unique, heavy-duty OCB that is 30 in. (76 cm) tall and 24 in. (61 cm) finishing length for full coverage over the dowel insertion void. The OCB corrects any surface imperfections with ease. For transportation, the DBI, OCB, OCB wiper and final finisher are contained in a single assembly.

“The innovations being made in the concrete construction industry are second to none,” said Jonathan Kozlowski, Editor of Concrete Contractor. “No where else would you be able to find such creative ideas solving the problems modern contractors face daily. I’m proud to announce the winning products in this year’s Top Products program.”

Additional information on award recipients can be found in the May/June issue of Concrete Contractor www.powercurbers.com and ForConstructionPros.com/Concrete.