Modern spin: Ausroad’s got council’s roads covered

Challenge

A Queensland-based local council needed to improve the way in which it managed its road repairs. Systems were antiquated, manual handling was excessive and health and safety standards were less than ideal.

Solution

The council selected Ausroad because of its specialist vehicles, which provided the versatility to deliver a number of functions. The council also appreciated the fact Ausroad offered comprehensive staff training and induction with each vehicle purchase. Since July 2011, the client has purchased five Ausroad HD Series Road Maintenance Units, one Ausroad Jetmaster Road Maintenance Unit and two Emulsion Spray Trailers.

All purchases have been well utilised, with the Ausroad Jetmaster Road Maintenance Unit on the road full time spray sealing the roads with aggregate and bitumen emulsion, while the Ausroad HD Series Road Maintenance Units focus on potholes and general road repairs. The Emulsion Spray Trailers accompany the Ausroad Jetmaster Road Maintenance Unit to save re-fill trips back to the depot, making the overall operation even more efficient.

Result

The new vehicles have resulted in:

  • Increased productivity
  • Improved operator comfort
  • Less down-time due to better reliability
  • Higher workplace health and safety standards.