Our Innovation and Technology
Our continued investment into the research and development of new technology is a key part of our ability to deliver cost effective and smart solutions to programmes.
CR500 Recycling Machine
Our CR500 Recycling Machine was custom developed following a 6-month design process and is capable of recycling up to 90t of filter drain media per hour.
The machine is designed to allow the operator to change the speed of the process based on the volume of silt contained within the filter drain itself, ensuring the drainage media placed directly back into service meets the grading specification as stated in Table 5/5 of the SHW (MCHW 1) with all waste products being removed from the site.
This cost-efficient system provides a more sustainable approach to filter drain recycling the through the reduction of new quarried materials being taken to site, a reduction in waste materials being taken to a landfill as well as reduced HGV movements in and out of lane closures.
Our custom made VergeBlaster provides a fast, efficient and economical way to filter drain where overburden builds up at the carriage edge. This specialist machines is designed specifically for verges and can extract weeds and silt on verges upto 500mm wide and 200mm deep, processing upto 200 metres of road per hour.
This system prolongs the life of the asses and is 50% cheaper than traditional overburden stripping methods, being more efficient than weed spraying, less risky than turnover techniques and much more economical than remove and replace options.