High Speed Pothole Fixer

UK TRANSPORT Minister Mark Harper was given a live demonstration of a machine which is hoping to end the scourge of potholes.
The Minister was shown the JCB Pothole Pro during a visit to the company’s Derbyshire engine plant and saw how the machine repairs a pothole in less than eight minutes – four times quicker than standard methods. The demonstration came just days after the company announced it had won its biggest order for 50 Pothole Pros from Dawsongroup, for deployment with councils up and down the country.
Mark Harper MP said: “Potholes is an issue that gets raised a lot and that is why we put in place £5 billion over this spending review period, specifically for local authorities to pay for road resurfacing, including pothole maintenance.”
Local authority data shows the JCB Pothole Pro can complete a pothole repair in less than eight minutes, equivalent to 700 potholes per month, with a 40km/h travel speed.
The Pothole Pro can prepare up to 250sq.m of roadway in a single shift, or 5,000cu.m per month and allows the contractor or local authority to cut the defect, crop the edges and clean the hole with one machine, said JCB.

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