This article reports on tests in the United Kingdom of a prototype anti-skid road retexturing machine, the new Klaruw 190 machine made in the Netherlands. With its high output and excellent results, the Klaruw 190 could become the most important future method for improving slippery road surfaces. The Klaruw 190 is mounted on a sturdy purpose-built chassis, and uses 84 bush hammers and tungsten carbide cross-head chisels to chip away minute parts of the road surface aggregates. As each hammer blow is delivered, the independently mounted chisels turn to give a totally random surface pattern. The retexturing unit is also moved from side to side to create a zigzag effect. It is possible to move the machine into fairly restricted sites and to retexture right up to the kerb. It can treat up to 2000 sq m per hour, depending on the type of surface, much faster than other retexturing systems. This means that traffic disruption on major roads can be greatly reduced. It can work well on many road surfaces and in any weather condition. The improvement in skid resistance is claimed to be up to 80%. (TRRL)

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Anthony, M
  • Publication Date: 1988-12-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 171
    • Issue Number: 5026
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00492753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM