Based on technology developed for removing rubber deposits from airport runways, Harrier provides highways contractors with a UK-manufactured, simple, economical
What Harrier offers
Precision Paint Removal
Optimised jet head design minimizes any damage caused to the underlying surface. This is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional mechanical methods such as thermal lance, scabbling or shotblasting.
- No shadowing, slip or glare, as associated with burning or painting processes.
- Reduced consumables, as only water is required (e.g. no abrasives).
- Debris collected for environmental disposal.
- Ride-on Raptor reduces operator fatigue.
Fast, damage-free retexturing
Harrier’s cleaning head quickly removes binder deposits, exposing the aggregate without damaging or removing it.
- Fast operation time – capable of 4000m2/hr
- Reduced turnaround times – large tank capacities and minimal preparation – see below
- Road legal with minimal transportation costs – drive in, clean, drive out.
Back to black
When highway construction or maintenance is completed, returning the road back to black may be attempted with traditional road sweepers. Whilst these collect debris from the surface the macro texture remains blocked. Harrier provides a quick solution that adds additional value by enhancing the friction of the surface, making it better than before.
Harrier allows spills to be recovered quickly and potentially without the need for road closure. Contaminants are removed from the surface matrix and and safely collected, leaving the highway with a high friction coefficient.
How it works – deep cleaning without damaging the surface
Harrier uses an ultra-high-pressure water pump capable of delivering a laser-like stream of water to the highway surface through the rotary jetting head at pressures up to 2500 bar. This may be used for numerous applications such as, paint removal, retexturing and porous asphalt cleaning. Water and debris is then removed from the head under vacuum, leaving an almost-dry surface, ready for the highway to be opened immediately or for coating/line markings to be applied, and causing no damage to the highway surface.
Harrier comes in a range of configurations to meet your specific requirements. This includes chassis options from 7.5 tonnes upwards, and jetting heads that can either be chassis mounted or on the remote Raptor units connected by umbilical.
The Harrier process compared to traditional methods
Harrier’s unique design removes the need for tipping tanks and their associated hydraulic systems, and replaces them with fixed tanks that use a sloped base to simplify debris disposal. Optional internal wash systems are available.
This reduces unit cost, maintenance and the risk of plant failure, whilst reducing the turnaround time for operations.
Harrier comes in a range of sizes and jetting head configurations to suit all scales of projects, allowing you to choose the best solution for your operations.
*No auxiliary engine advantage as Red diesel duty subsidy is forecast to be cancelled in 2022.