Jeremy Heines, a Veteran in the Curbing Business, Shares Insights on His Durable Curbing Machine

by | Nov 28, 2023

(Jeremy has been curbing for 19 years and has two crews each using a Hydraulic Titan Pro Max concrete mixer mounted on a 21 foot custom trailer.)

With 19 years of experience in the curbing business, Jeremy Heines knows the ins and outs of the industry. He’s particularly enthusiastic about his go-to curbing machine, designed for durability even under intense, frequent daily use.

Typically, curbing installers rely on a concrete extruding machine for the initial stages of curbing. This foundational step, which precedes the surface finishing with the application of stamps, rollers or mat patterns. The speed of the curb machine, allows them to complete jobs within a day, depending on the project’s scope.

However, extra labor is required and downtime can occur if the machine experiences “bridging” or clogging, a common issue in the curbing business where the machine stops extruding concrete as the mechanism on other machines doesn’t self feed. The usual remedy involves using a spade or stick to clear the bridging concrete in the feed hopper. This extra operation is unnecessary with Heines’ choice: the Hornet EP curb machine.

Hornet EP Machines Features

This machine stands out for its high power and ability to endure long hours of strenuous operation. Its innovative EP or elliptical plunger system is a game-changer, effectively preventing the bridging effect. This patented advancement not only simplifies the process, reducing it to a one-man job, but also enhances efficiency. It packs the concrete more densely, significantly reducing the risk of cracking or breaking.

Jeremy Heines praises the Hornet EP, stating, “We have excellent equipment. I’ve tried others, but there’s just no comparison to Lil’ Bubba. It’s truly top-notch. Durability? It’s exceptional. This machine is built to last…”

Pricing for curbing machines typically ranges from $4,000 to $10,000. Some opt for less expensive units. Heines says “You get what you pay for and with low priced machinery you often end up needing replacements.” A standout feature of the Hornet EP machine is the lifetime warranty, offering peace of mind and allowing businesses to focus on growth rather than equipment troubleshooting.



The Curb Father

Gordon Buckland, fondly known as "The Curb Father," is a luminary in the curbing industry with a rich experience spanning over 35 years. His journey, marked by a deep passion for the craft, has made him a revered figure among Curb Academy students and professionals alike. Gordon's most notable contribution is the award-winning innovative elliptic plunger drive, a cornerstone technology in the Lil' Bubba curb machines. His commitment to innovation and excellence in curbing has not only revolutionized the field but also inspired a generation of enthusiasts. As a mentor and guide, Gordon continues to share his wealth of knowledge, shaping the future of curbing with his expertise and visionary approach.