Road Widener Offers Curb Backfiller Accessory for Popular FH-R Material Placement Attachment

Road Widener Curb Backfiller Accessory

Road Widener LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative road and utility construction equipment, recently announced it was offering the Curb Backfiller accessory for the FH-R material placement attachment. The accessory extends to the left or right of the FH-R and precisely dispenses material over the curb to backfill with dirt or aggregate. Paired with the FH-R, the Curb Backfiller boosts efficiency, accuracy and safety by replacing a backfilling method typically done manually by workers with shovels. Crew members can operate it with the original FH-R remote, improving convenience and reducing the number of needed laborers to just one.

“We recognize the tremendous labor shortage our customers are facing; and it’s taking a toll on their ability to complete work. We have always sought to design solutions to limit labor and increase safety,” said Jeremy Dehnel, Road Widener LLC director of sales. “This really comes down to efficiency and how the Curb Backfiller accessory accelerates project timelines, increases safety and cuts out unnecessary steps in the backfilling process.”

The Curb Backfiller easily attaches to the FH-R and can fill on the righthand side by default, or the left, with dual configuration. It provides a cleaner, more accurate process by backfilling curbs and keeping debris off the roadway. This not only removes the manual labor aspect of backfilling projects, but also eliminates the cleanup process. Backfilling with a bucket or shovel scatters material outside the curb, requiring a final cleanup step. The Curb Backfiller accessory eliminates the need for street sweepers. Contractors can accomplish more with their host machine without having to haul in additional, heavy equipment. The Curb Backfiller excels in applications such as residential developments with new curb and parking lots with green space requiring backfill. 

Road Widener Curb Backfiller Acessory

Furthermore, the accessory keeps new curbs intact with a protective wheel that prevents the accessory from scraping against the curb, providing not only a better backfill, but also a longer curb life.

Road Widener engineered the Curb Backfiller accessory to let contractors do even more with an already versatile attachment. To learn more about the accessory and Road Widener’s other innovative solutions, visit