Leading Edge Group, Inc. is a San Antonio, Texas based firm that concentrates on the use of compressed soil blocks in military applications including urban training facilities as well as providing force protection in hostile, combat operational environments. The firm also supports humanitarian housing and commercial construction projects in underdeveloped countries around the world.
The Compressed Soil Block Machines distributed by Leading Edge Group produce an inexpensive, durable, attractive, and energy efficient building material. These structural load bearing blocks can be made from locally available clay bearing soils and save the cost of more expensive building materials such as wood, concrete, and steel. The machines can easily be moved from site to site. All Leading Edge Group equipment comes with a limited workmanship and craftsmanship warranty and additional warranties are also conveyed by some specific machine component suppliers.
The machines come in a variety of models, allowing purchasers to acquire the equipment that best suits their task and workload. The blocks produced can be used in a variety of construction projects, from large-scale housing units to customized luxury homes to battlefield fortifications.
The LEGI Series 960 Compressed Soil Block Machines are designed for large production, high volume construction projects. Examples of this would include extensive training installations, force protection security walls and barriers, and other applications requiring significant volumes of blocks. It is a fully self-contained, mobile machine which can be used anywhere in the world.
The LEGI Series 480 Compressed Soil Block Machine is fully automated and produces up to 480 compressed soil blocks per hour of load bearing, non-fired, structural blocks for all kinds of construction projects. The machine can be set to vary the thickness of the blocks from 2.0 to 4.5 inches. Soil can be loaded with a front-end loader or bobcat type loader.
The LEGI Series 240 Compressed Soil Block Machine is very light and can be hauled behind a farm tractor, car, or compact pickup truck equipped with a ball hitch. The machine produces in excess of 240 compressed soil blocks per hour and has been designed for use in extreme remote areas without access to front end loader. This model can also be set to vary the thickness of the blocks from 2.0 to 4.5 inches. The machine is loaded with shovels or buckets and can be easily moved by hand around the construction site.