Video | Skanska’s ‘Dragon Patcher’ cuts pothole repair cost by 81%
Skanska has claimed that its mobile pothole repair machine, called a Dragon Patcher, is 81% cheaper than the traditional ‘two-man gang approach’.
The machine uses a flame to de-ice or dry out potholes in cold and wet weather and then cleans the road surface with compressed air and seals the pothole with a mix of stones and hot bitumen emulsion.
In addition to being cheaper than manual repair teams, Skanksa has also claimed that the machine can repair potholes five times more quickly.
The Swedish-designed machine is already in use in counties across England.