The HEM Trimmer is designed and built to complement your HEM paving equipment in applications where mechanical finish trimming is desired or required, common in residential street, airport and heavy highway construction.  The HEM Trimmer has a 12’6” wide (3.84m) trimmer head, which, with optional equipment, can be built up to 18’6” (5.63m) for wider trimming widths if your project requires.  The HEM Trimmer includes a 32” diameter (81cm) carbide tip cutter with a dual belt delivery system for fast unloading and precise placement of excess material.  Other standard features of the HEM Trimmer are dual grade and steering sensors for precise control of finished surfaces, a grade ski and a lighting package for night operation.  HEM is the only company in the world that provides a full line of concrete paving equipment for all aspects of the paving job; grade trimmers, placers, placer-spreaders, texturing to joint sawing. Standard HEM Placers include the HT4502.


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Diesel Engine* -
·       425 hp (317 kW) Tier IV
·       engine soundproofing
·       enclosed engine compartment

Hydraulic Oil Reservoir 420 gallon (1589 liter)

Fuel Reservoir 126 gallon (476 liter)

3 Hydraulic System Heat Exchangers with electric fan

Hydraulic Pump System
·       (2) triple stage hydraulic pumps
·       double stage hydraulic pump
·       pressure relief manifold for convenient pressure adjustments

Two Crawler Tracks
·       length: 14 ft. (4.3 m)
·       width: 14-inch (35 cm)
·       6-inch (15 cm) pitch - triple grouser shoes
·       66:1 gear reduction
·       travel speeds 0-141 ft. (0-42 m) per minute
·       sealed and lubricated tracks

Light System
·       for night operation
·       front and rear flood lights
·       clearance lights

Grade Ski
·       for following grade on previous cut or existing slab

Two Belt Conveyor System
·       36-inch (91 cm) x 35 ft. (10.6 m) rear conveyor standard
·       variable belt speeds up to 420 ft. (128 m) per minute
·       hydraulic swing
·       hydraulic elevation
·       hydraulically powered, direct drive, non-cleated
·       single lever joy stick control

Lower Conveyor
·       36-inch (91 cm) x 15 ft. 8 inch (4.8 m) lower conveyor
·       variable belt speed, up to 420 ft. (128 m) per minute
·       hydraulically powered, non-cleated

12 ft. 6-inch (3.8 m) Sectional Trimmer Head
·       dual, internally mounted drives
·       32-inch (81 cm) diameter trimmer head
·       104 interchangeable carbide tip cutter teeth
·       internally mounted drive system
·       hydraulically controlled side forms
·       forward rotation at cutting point

Emergency Shut Down System

Dual Grade System
·       grade sensing from right and left side
·       telescoping sensor arms to allow stringline controls on both sides of the trimmer, simultaneously.

Steering System
·       1 hydraulic stringline sensor
·       steer from right or left-hand side of machine
·       automatic and manual steering, controlled from operator’s platform

Intermittent Shut-Down System
·       single switch operation
·       electronic over hydraulic
·       controls all critical functions of machine: grade, travel, trimmer head, both belts

Operator’s Platform
·       hydraulic system pressure gauges: grade, travel, trimmer head, belts
·       high visibility "wrap around" console
·       engine controls and monitoring devices mounted on console
·       safety railing
·       engineered for easy monitoring of all machine functions
·       seat/canopy

Transport Dimensions
·       width: (head removed) 10 ft. 10-inch (3 m)
·       length: (head removed) 42 ft. 6-inch (3 m)
·       base machine weight: (head removed)
·       approx. 49,000 lbs. (22226 kg)
·       head weight – approx. 11,000 lbs. (4990 kg)

*Engine make determined by customer need and availability

Optional Equipment
(not included in base machine)

Front Lift Arms
·       hydraulic controls allows self-loading of trimmer head

Trimmer Head Extensions
·       (2) 12-inch (30 cm) trimmer wheels with carbide tipped teeth, cutting blades,
·       (2) 24-inch (61 cm) trimmer wheels with carbide tipped teeth, cutting blades, trimmer head shrouds, and hose extensions

Poly Pads
·       molded to steel pads, chemical and structural bond

Concrete Placer Hopper
·       hydraulic hopper height adjustment
·       dump truck style concrete hopper with polyurethane flashing
·       hydraulically adjustable discharge gate
·       hydraulic external vibrator - operator controlled
·       hopper bottom hard surfaced
·       hydrostatically driven 16-inch (40 cm) hard surfaced cross auger in concrete hopper
·       variable belt speed controls from operator platform with emergency stop
·       hopper bottom support rollers
·       inside hopper width 12 ft. (3.65 m)

High Pressure Power Water System
·       110 gallon (416 liter) water storage
·       2000 psi, 4 gallon (15.1 liter) per minute
·       40 ft. (12 m) high pressure hose

Spare Parts Kit

Sensor Line Kit

** Maximum Trimmer Head Width is 18 ft. 6-inch (5.63 m)**

Material and specifications subject to change without notification


Phone: +1 (319) 824-3011

Fax: +1 (319) 824-5013


HEM Paving Equipment
P.O. Box 97 - 601 E First Street
Grundy Center, Iowa 50638 U.S.A.


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