• Nov 16, 2010

Tiger Stone brick layer – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Any non-professional who has built anything using brick pavers knows that the work is tough on the back and hands and the process is slow as molasses. The payoff is a beautiful, long-lasting finish, but there has to be a better way. If you have a Tiger Stone brick layer, there apparently is.

The Dutch-made brick laying machine utilizes an angled plain that enables workers to feed pavers into the machine without bending over and wrecking their backs. At the same time workers are feeding the electrically-powered machine, gravity is used to lay down the pavers in an orderly fashion. Fresh bricks are fed into the system via telescoping forklifts, further removing human blood, sweat and tears from the equation. The machine moves methodically down the pre-leveled path, enabling up to 400 square meters of 18-foot wide paved roads per day. Impressive stuff. Hit the jump to watch video of the machine doing its thing.

[Source: YouTube via Inhabitat]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      That is soo cool!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That just rocks!! Well, "bricks" actually ;) But wow!! Wish I had one of these for my driveway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i bet a bunch of mexicans could do it 10 times faster
      • 4 Years Ago
      cool, but it looks like it might take a week to do my driveway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's pretty cool. I wouldn't say it's a "crazy" machine, though, just innovative.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very cool machine. I would love to see it opened-up to see how it all works inside.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully this will cause alot more driveways to be done this way. I can only imagine the price going down dramaticly if this is brought over to the US.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I got high watching a video of a brick laying machine. Interesting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet it takes them longer to get the machine setup than it does to lay the brick.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why in the world would this machine exist then?

        I think it is much faster from start to finish. All they have to do is set the pattern and load....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Now that you mention it...I wonder how they go about getting it started? That first 10 rows or so have to come from somewhere...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pfft... That's nothing. I'll send you some video of a pipe-laying machine, heh heh
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's pretty slick! Although I have a hard time taking anything seriously with that music playing in the background...it gives me the sudden urge to play a mindless internet minigame.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's the kind of music that's being made and listened to by the beer gobbling, shouting, mainly farming and bricklaying/constructing part of our population. It's mostly accomodated by slightly off-key vocals with dim-witted lyrics.

        Really something to go along a pretty awesome invention then. /sarcasm off/

        Still love my country though:P
        • 4 Years Ago
        We are one step closer to a live action Tetris machine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just don't see this doing as quality of a job as doing it brick-by-brick. 90% of laying pavers is prep work (leveling, spreading gravel, etc.) and laying them on an angle like that I feel would ruin the leveled gravel. Not to mention the front loader driving on it before its pounded onto the gravel and what you do if you have a curve. It may do it quickly, but I doubt it will be even.
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