Inspire : Public Works July Aug 2012
51 PROMOTION Permanent Pothole Solutions has expanded its o erings to include buckets. Permanent Pothole Solutions has been providing its 'Asphalt in a bag' permanent cold patch in 20-kilogram bags to local councils, roadtek depots and mines throughout Queensland for more than two-and-a-half years. We now also hold stock in NSW, Victoria and ACT. We have now expanded our o ering to include: • Asphalt in a bag: 20-kilogram bags in Mix 7, Mix 10 and Mix 14 • Asphalt in a bag: one-ton bulker bags in Mix 10 • Ashphalt in a bag: 20-kilogram buckets in Mix 10 "Asphalt in a bag is not designed to replace traditional hot mix for road building purposes, but to provide a quick and reliable means of effecting permanent repairs," says Jackie Thew, based in South East Queensland. "The mixture works so well that many of the asphalt contractors and local councils now use it for repairs and maintenance all around the country." Manufactured from selective aggregates, bitumen and polymers, our mixture is designed to suit the harshest of weather conditions. With an inde nite shelf life in its bagged/ bucket form, the ready-mix is ideal for maintaining paths, driveways and roads. Our products expand and contract with the surface and will bond to concrete, steel, asphalt and even wood, explains Thew. Installed in three easy steps, the products require no mixing or additives. They are ready to use straight out of the bucket or bag. Simply tip into hole, pat down with a shovel and drive over immediately, providing minimal disruption to tra c. For more information, consult the website at www.permanentpotholesolutions.com. au or give Jackie a call on 1300 789 967. Pothole patch in a bucket Broons Handy Hitch grader-mounted roller has been widely accepted by Shire Councils from one end of Australia to the other as the ideal piece of equipment for patrol grading operations. Port Pirie Regional Council, in South Australia's 'Iron Triangle' by the Southern Flinders Ranges, has joined the extensive list of councils that have used the machine and Mick Darling, the Council's Works Supervisor, said they retired the multi tow-behind unit they had previously and are trialling the Handy Hitch as a replacement. Grader Operator, Lance Harris, said that the Handy Hitch "works fine". "It is bloody good for patrol grading and it is a really good system," he added. Broons Director, Stuart Bowes, said: "The Broons Handy Hitch PP-2285 can be used in both forward and reverse direction and is easily raised or lowered on the run. There are two choices for attaching the Handy Hitch: either directly to the back of a grader or to the ripper attachment. Either way it's very easy." The Broons Handy Hitch is the world's most advanced grader-mounted rubber tyre roller and is a truly unique piece of equipment. Simple to use by a single operator, the Handy Hitch is the only grader-mounted roller with a unique independent walking beam system that allows the compactor tyres to follow the exact contour of the road. This system maintains constant pressure by the tyres on the road and leaves a smooth, uniform surface. This advanced concept is not found on any similar machine. The Broons Handy Hitch has three main walking beams tted with individual hydraulic cylinders that are controlled by a pressure relief valve. The amount of pressure applied by the 12 tyres on the pavement is adjustable. Fitted with 7.50 by 16 smooth tread compactor tyres, the ingenious design ensures 100 per cent coverage with a single pass around 2.3 metres wide. Broons experienced technical can be contacted on (08) 8268 1988 or email@example.com Broons Handy Hitch grader-mounted roller trialled in 'Iron Triangle'
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