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Rubber Deposit Removal


Waterblasting Technologies, founded in 1988 by its' current President & CEO, James P. Crocker, manufactures the Stripe Hog waterblasting system and is the world leader in marking removal, rubber removal, surface preparation and pavement cleaning. The Stripe Hog® removes all types of pavement markings from roads and runways and rubber deposits left from aircraft landings. The Stripe Hog is operating in over 35 countries around the world, more than our five closest competitors combined.

Mr. Crocker has been a contractor since the company began in 1988 and this has allowed Waterblasting Technologies to have a laboratory where new innovations reckon with the real time results of every day rugged use. To this extent, the Stripe Hog was the first to have vacuum recovery as a standard feature, the first to have the entire system on one chassis, the first to eliminate auxiliary engines and the only manufacturer in the world that has been able to successfully recycle the collected water. It's these types of world leading innovations from a contractor or end users perspective that have made the Stripe Hog the number one choice worldwide.

The Stripe Hog fleet continually exceeds expectations at airports, operating at 40,000 psi (2750 bar) and equipped to remove painted runway markings and runway rubber with the least amount of negative impact possible to the underlying surface. Stripe Hog Waterblasting Systems allow for multiple applications such as removing thermoplastic, cold plastic, epoxy, tape, paint and rubber while also easily being able to be adjusted for paint cleaning, surface preparation before new markings are applied and pavement cleaning. Systems are also emergency compliant, converting from operational mode to transport mode in 30 seconds for emergency landings.

As inspectors, engineers and DOT officials become exposed to the efficient and non-destructive removal results, the waterblasting method continues to gain momentum as the preferred method for road and runway marking and runway rubber removal.

Stripe Hogs do not use chemicals, only water is used in the removal process. With no additional machines needed to complete a job since the machine cleans up after itself using the vacuum recovery feature, the Stripe Hog requires only a single operator allowing for jobs to be completed faster and more efficiently, saving you time and money.

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The advantages of the SH8000 are very significant for both the highway industry and for airports. For the highway industry, the 28”, double blasting head offers 2 primary advantages. The first is for the simultaneous removal of parallel lines. By positioning the blasting heads in a side-by-side configuration, parallel lines are removed in a single pass with a single operator. Before introducing our double blasting head, this required the use of multiple machines and operators. Now, with the SH8000, parallel lines are removed quickly and with simultaneous vacuum recovery. If required, new lines can be applied within 20 minutes of the removal of the old ones.

The second application where the SH8000 excels for the road marking industry, is in the rapid removal of single, continuous or long lines. By positioning the blasting heads in a front-to-back tandem position, continuous lines can be removed at nearly twice the speed as with a single blasting head. Also, on very thick thermoplastic lines, the double blasting heads can be uniquely configured for quick and efficient removal. You simply cannot find a more diverse and productive line removal system for the road marking industry.

The SH8000 also removes painted runway markings on grooved runway surfaces without causing damage. Runways markings on grooved runways are often difficult to remove without causing damage to the runway grooves. Sometimes, the runway markings only need a good cleaning, rejuvenating their reflectivity and extending their useful life. The SH8000 performs this task with remarkable speed and efficiency.

For airports, the SH8000 offers the highest, rubber removal rates in the industry without causing damage to grooved or smooth surface runways. Depending on the overall condition of the runway surface, and the amount of rubber deposit build-up, the SH8000 consistently achieves removal rates of up to 20,000 square feet per hour with only one truck and a single operator. No chemicals, no detergents, no brooms and no secondary vacuum trucks. With the immediate vacuum recovery, the runway is immediately available for emergency landings during the cleaning process.

When the SH8000 is equipped with the tractor mounted blasting system, the removal and cleanings applications are numerous both on the airfield and the landside. On the airfield, the tractor unit is ideal for the removal or cleaning of taxiway, apron, and gate markings. The removal of oil and hydraulic stains is likewise easily accomplished. And as with every Stripe Hog system, new markings can be re-applied 20 minutes after the removal process.

On the landside, the SH8000 with the optional tractor unit will remove or clean road markings, pedestrian markings, and car park markings. It can also be used for the simple cleaning of sidewalks. The SH8000 with the optional tractor unit is simply the most comprehensive, complete, and conveniently operated captive waterblasting system in the world.
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