CRUSHER CUTS AGGREGATE ROAD MAINTENANCE COSTS

This article describes a new prototype of a crusher machine that seems to reduce gravel and other types of road degradation. The machine, the Roadcrusher C-200 by Fahr Industries, is a self-powered mobile road crusher for use on low-volume or secondary road development and/or resurfacing. This machine crushes large rocks and/or exposed rocks in existing roads into small usable aggregate and can also crush concrete and asphalt. It has been used extensively during a 5-year testing period in the Coronado National Forest to resurface roads that had deteriorated due to lack of maintenance. In a further western demonstration testing tour, roads throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and California were crushed and even with all mobilization costs and other variables factored in, the crusher performed with an average benefit cost ratio of 10:1.

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    P.O. Box 558
    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Publication Date: 2000-2

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  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15-16
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  • Accession Number: 00789475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2000 12:00AM