Western Australian harvest road upgraded with PolyCom
As harvesting draws to a close in WA’s Southern Regions Shire, up to 80 prime movers per day haul agricultural lime fertiliser (aglime) to farms across the wheatbelt to regenerate the soil.
Needless to say, the Shire’s truck routes take a beating.
Only a fortnight after re-sheeting, a busy 8 kilometre road had already deteriorated beyond intervention levels rendering the road unsafe for use by local traffic. After much consideration, the council chose to apply PolyCom Stabilising Aid for the first time to improve the quality of the road.
Under the guidance of a skilled PolyCom representative, the council road crew utilised their own machinery to stabilise the road, applying PolyCom with a dry spreader. The road was then watered to OMC and blade mixed with the grader, Laid out to line and level then rolled to create a tight well-compacted running surface.
The PolyCom application was a success, resulting in a tighter, more durable pavement that has been transformed into a safer running course for truck drivers and locals alike.
PolyCom Stabilising Aid will save the council time and money over the long term. The application itself is inexpensive - a little of the innovative road stabiliser goes a long way, and can even be delivered to the work site by car. Case studies of PolyCom applications on similar roads have resulted in maintenance reductions of up to a factor of six or more.
2 Apr 2014