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Based on technology developed for removing rubber deposits from airport runways, Harrier provides highways contractors with a UK-manufactured, simple, economical
and environmentally-friendly solution for highways. The equipment is supplied fully tested and ready to operate with IVA type approval as required.

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.

Spill recovery

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

Fresh water tank
Inlet water boost pump
Progressive 10 and 1 micron water filtration system
Ultra-high-pressure pump
UHP rotary head
Debris slip tank
Vacuum pump

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

Traditional surface retexturing
Harrier retexturing
1. Mask off drain covers.
1. Harrier arrives on site.
2. Remove cats eyes.
2. Harrier drives over effected area. Cleaning operations controlled by driver. No damage to drains, cats eyes or painted markings.
3. Deposit tar.
3. Harrier departs (no debris left on site).
4. Deposit aggregate.
5. Wait 1-2 weeks with reduced speed limit.
6. Sweep excess aggregate.
7. Replace cats eyes.
8. Repaint line markings.
9. Remove temporary speed limit.
The Harrier and Raptor D quickly remove accumulated debris to expose the original textured surface.
The articulated head means painted lines can be easily followed and removed with minimal overlap of unpainted areas.

Key Features

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.

Slip tank – Sloped debris tank base for easy emptying without the complexity of tank tip.
Dirty water drain and pneumatically opening rear debris door.
Debris chute.
High stability UV and corrosion resistant polymer fresh water tank.
Highway Maintenance compliant vehicle markings with optional LED arrow boards.
On-board secure Raptor garage with ramp for side loading.
Pump house with sound reduction, security and weather protection.
10 micron and 1 micron water filtration for increased pump, nozzle and valve life.
Optional roller shutter doors – lockable for security.
Articulated chassis-mounted jetting arm as an optional extra – front-mounted to increase visibility from within the cab.
Computer optimised nozzle placement for efficient water distribution across the jetting path to maximise effect whilst minimising risk to the pavement.
Standard road going chassis – mass produced, available spare parts, easy maintenance.
High visibility beacons.
Hydrostatic creep drive for low-speed control as an optional extra.
Power take off from chassis engine* for improved environmental footprint with lower maintenance and emissions.
*No auxiliary engine advantage as Red diesel duty subsidy is forecast to be cancelled in 2022.
Overhead boom connection for remote Raptor auxiliary vehicle.

The Harrier range

Harrier 7.5

Based on a 7.5 tonne chassis and with a run time at maximum pressure and volume of 3 hours, the Harrier 7.5 provides a highly affordable solution for smaller operations and projects.

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Harrier 18

The Harrier 18 features Jetting Systems’ angled slip tank that removes the need for a tipping chassis. Based on an 18 tonne chassis, the Harrier 18 offers 4 hours run time at maximum pressure and flow rate and comes with a Raptor P mobile unit as standard.

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Harrier 41

The Harrier 41 is available with either 28 l/min or 42 l/min pump capacity, and is capable of supporting the largest highways projects.

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