EQUIPMENT FOR ROADSIDE RESEEDING OPERATIONS

WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS OF THE ILLINOIS DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS, THE ASSIGNED PROJECT PERSONNEL STUDIED THE PERTINENT FEATURES OF THREE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MACHINES THAT APPEARED TO HAVE THE COMPONENTS FOR COMBINED TILLING, FERTILIZING AND SEEDING. MODIFICATIONS WERE MADE TO THESE EQUIPMENT UNITS TO MAKE THEM ADAPTABLE TO THE VARYING CONTOURS AND SOIL CONDITIONS ALONG ILLINOIS ROADSIDES. THESE CHANGES IN ASSEMBLAGE AND MECHANISM OF MANUFACTURED MACHINES RESULTED IN SOME DEGREE OF SUCCESS. FOR BEST RESULTS UNDER WIDESPREAD USE, A MACHINE SHOULD BE DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY TO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR HIGHWAY ROADSIDE USE. WRITTEN DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT TO PERFORM THE OPERATIONS /TILLING, FERTILIZING AND SEEDING/ IN THE REHABILITATION OF ROADSIDE AREAS IS PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, Ihr-58
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Urbana, IL  USA  61801

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  USA  62764
  • Authors:
    • Butler, B J
  • Publication Date: 1966-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1994 12:00AM