Multi 6 (paver clamp)
A paver clamp that moves full layers of product. This can be set to most pave stone formats, positions, and thicknesses with only a few actions and no need for special tools.
- Pave stone layers of 0,6 m² (6.5 ft²) to 1,5 m² (16 ft²) can be picked without a problem.
- The Multi 6 paver clamp grips thin pave stones of 4.0 cm (1.57") up to thick 24.0 cm (9.44") pave stones and a range of pave stone layers weighing up to 550 kg (1,212 lbs).
- The clamp can also pick uneven pave stones within reason.
- The Multi 6 moves the pave stones into the running bond pattern easily, regardless of whether the rectangular paver has been laid correctly or not.
- Can adjust running bond from 16.5 cm (6.5") to 10 cm (3.93")
- Even anti-slip pave stones can be moved into the running bond pattern easily.
- Pave stones in herring bone pattern with or without half stones are laid without problem.
- Whether concrete or brick pavers, the clamp does its job.
- The intelligent 6-arm clamping technology utilizes only 60 bar hydraulic pressure. Clamping protects the transport of the pave stones.
Using the Multi 6 Head to Lay Mechanically (2 Man Crew)
- I usually average 37-45 seconds per layer
- Even if I averaged 1 minute per layer that equates to 739.2 sq.ft. per hr.
- That’s 5,913.6 sq.ft. in an 8-hr. day
Using the Multi 6 Head for Fronting (2 Man Crew)
I typically average 1 layer in 1 min 34 seconds
- That’s 447.7 sq.ft. per hr.
- 3,582 sq.ft. in an 8-hr. day
2 Man Crew by Hand (1 Man Hauling from Pallet + 1 Man Laying)
- They were able to install 1 layer in 2 min and 30 seconds
Let’s say they were able to maintain this pace all day
- They would lay 24 layers in one hr.
- That’s 295.68 sq.ft. per hr.
- That’s 2,365.44 sf. in an 8-hr. day
- (This would be a stretch I personally don’t know a 2-man crew that could maintain this production rate)
Our successful experience shows many of the Optimas paver clamps have already laid over 1,000,000 ft² of pavers without any trouble. This proves our worth and the advantages of products “Made in Germany.”
|Single Pick Range:||
0,6 m² (6.5 ft²) to 1,5 m² (16 ft²)
|Stone Thicknesses:||4,0 cm to 24,0 cm (2.51" x 9.44")|
|Stone Weight:||1,212 lbs|
|Unladen Weight:||407 lbs|
|Hydraulic Pressure "Clamping":||60 bar|
Pen to Paper:
Average hourly rate including labor burden: $53.00/hr. Plus 20% profit= $63.60/hr. *Please use your own numbers this is just an example*
- I will not include profit in the exercise seeing it is not a fixed expense
One Employee cost for 8 month season:
- 9 Hour day ($53.00 x 8hr. = $424.00 + 1hr. OT. $79.50) Total = $503.50
- Week ($503.50 x 5) Total = $2,517.50
- Month ($2,517.50 x 4) Total = $10,070.00
- 8 Month work season ($10,070 x 8) Total = $80,560.00
- Cost over 10 years = $805,600.00
Multi 6 Paver Laying Head
- Cost = $21,895 (subject to change)
- Shipping $600+-
- Installation $1000.00+-
- Total cost $23,495+-
- Total cost divided by 10 years = $2,349.50/yr.
- Divided by 8 months work season $293.69/month
- Divided by 4 Weeks = $73.42/week
- Divided by 5 days = $14.68/day
- Divided by 9 hours = $1.63/hr
Excavator Expense *in many cases the machine is on site
- New Excavator Average cost $60,000* (just an example use your own numbers if not comfortable with mine)
- Subtract resale in 10 years $25,000 ($60,000 - $25,000) Total = $35,000
- Maintenance $1,200/yr. x 10 yrs. = $12,000 + $35,000 Total = $47,000
- Fuel $2,400/yr. x 10 yrs. = $24,000 + $47,000 Total = $71,000
- $71,000 divided by 10 yr. = $7,100/yr
- $7,100 divided by 8 months = $887.50/month
- $877.50 divided by 20 days/month = $44.38/day
$44.38 divided by 9hrs/day = $4.93/hr