The introduction of Jetpatcher™ at the end of 2011 has been a welcome addition to the Nu-phalt™ surface dressing portfolio. The facility has gained significant interest from the highways industry resulting in 8 new Jetpatcher™ systems being delivered to clients in our very first year of operation.
Our in-house contracting facility has also seen considerable demand from customers looking to hire in Jetpatcher™ services.
To meet growing customer requirements for surface dressing in 2013 we have made significant investment in new systems taking our current hire fleet to 7 Jetpatcher™ units with a further 4 units on order for Qtr 2 delivery.
This investment will allow Jetpatcher™ to support a wider customer audience and through the most competitive rates deliver best value from demanding maintenance budgets.
The customers below have experienced our service levels and taken advantage of our competitive proposition.
Essex County Council
Jetpatcher™ were approached to mobilise a system to carry out spray injection patching for Essex highways in 2012.Within three weeks of the operation an additional system was requested which was mobilised and fully operational within two weeks of the request.
A third Jetpatcher™ system was drafted in shortly afterwards to support their maintenance program. To address as many areas as possible for as long as possible Essex CC had a Jetpatcher™ system in operation through to the middle of December.
Over the course of an 18 week programme all three Jetpatcher™ systems had completed a combined total of 821 m3 / 32840 m2 of patching throughout the Essex highways network. Each Jetpatcher™ system comprised of a 3-man team a driver a skilled operative with a third supporting operative. The third mans primary duty was to ensure a clean safe and tidy site with compaction of each repair to reduce loose stone chippings.
Northumberland County Council
We successfully secured a tender for Northumberland CC last year. Being a vast rural area the Jetpatcher™ system was very influential in the total number of repairs completed over a 10 week schedule.
The system was also used to support Northumberlands presurface dressing operation. As a result of the excellent service levels experienced by Northumberland highways we have successfully secured an additional programme of works planned to start in February through to April 2013. Jetpatcher prides itself by offering our clients the most competitive hire rates in the industry through quotations or tender arrangements.
The Jetpatcher™ system has enabled NCC to increase productivity and become more cost effective in delivering reactive and nonreactive maintenance we were impressed by the professionalism and customer support throughout. In a predominantly rural network the Jetpatcher™ system will remain the preferred choice in responding to carriageway defects on our unclassified road network. Steve Mason Senior Highways Team leader Northumberland County Council
Buckinghamshire County Council
Ringway Jacobs hired in an operated Jetpatcher™ system to work out of our depot at High Wycombe to supplement our own self delivery machine. We provided a driver and TM officer to make up a 3 man crew using the Jetpatcher™ system to deal with the growing backlog of carriageway defects.
The facility was new to Buckinghamshire County Council which created considerable pressure on Ringway Jacobs to make sure the system provided the quality and output required. The end result was an improvement to the network and reduction in the considerable backlog of defects.
The operation commenced in April 2012 with an initial 3 month hire period. During which time the operation came under close scrutiny from Buckinghamshire CC resulting in daily visits from the clerk of works. During the first month the Jetpatcher™ system repaired over 1500 pothole defects this early success gave us the confidence to extend the original hire period to the end of March 2013.
Due to the high number of defects in the High Wycombe area coupled to traffic constraints we decided to double shift the system to gain further improvements in productivity. This proved a huge success with our levels of defects decreased considerably.
The flexibility of the operators and Jetpatcher™ has made this process a huge success in Bucks so much so we have committed to hire the system for another 12 months up to the end of March 2014. Steve Jenkins Transport for Buckinghamshire
The high service levels delivered to Buckinghamshire during the Jetpatcher™ trial lead them to consider the Nu-phalt™ system to support their urban reinstatement requirements. This resulted in a 6 week trial with Nu-phalts single vehicle solution to hot patch repairs becoming a resounding success with the award of a 6 month hire scheduled for April 2013.
The combined portfolio of Nu-Phalt™ and Jetpatcher™ give local authorities the ability to select the right application for the right defect thereby managing limited resources more effectively. We welcome the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss your future network requirements and the prospect of supporting your 2013 requirements through our highly competitive rates.