There are various types of machines that provide soil treatment when constructing roads. When working in areas where soil reinforcement is needed, the stabilization machines below could be perfect for you.
- Mills & removes asphalt
- Not suitable for soil mixing
- Fitted with conveyor for loading aggregate
The CAT PM200 is designed to mill the surface of the road reclaiming the old asphalt layer and convey the aggregate directly into a tipper truck. The PM200 does not have the ability to mix soil in situ for resurfacing.
- In-situ mixer
- Suitable for soil stabilisation & asphalt reclaiming
- Leaves aggregate on the road surface
The CAT RM500 is designed to both mill the surface of the road reclaiming the old asphalt layer as well as mix the soil in-situ for resurfacing directly. The RM500 does not have the ability to convey the aggregate directly into a tipper truck. The aggregate is left on the road surface after milling.
If you plan to reuse the aggregate immediately and stabilise your soil as you go along then the RM500 is perfect. However if you are planning on removing the old aggregate and stabilise the soil using a different method then the PM200 would be suitable.
Milling a road surface provides a longer road life. Issues that milling can resolve are:
Raveling – Aggregate can become seperated from the binder and loose on the road which is dangerous.
Rutting - a deep grove in the road that follows the direction of traffic.
Uneven surface – swells, bumps, sags and depressions are avoided through milling.
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Read our helpful article on how to use soil stabilization in road construction.