Rebuilding roads: when reclaimed asphalt makes the difference
Companies that recycle old asphalt are creating new revenue streams.
This industry faces many challenges with high hauling and material disposal costs while also protecting the environment. Anyone with an ongoing road construction project knows this industry's hurdles on any job scale, from the reconstruction of a main road to a small side road. The same restrictions also affect those who process and distribute bituminous conglomerates.
Main obstacles? The high costs of hauling and disposal of removed pavement material and the subsequent cost of new aggregate.
“Every day – business owner says – that we work on a road rebuilding project, we need to consider the price of asphalt: once we mill the old pavement, we need to haul and dispose of it. This process impacts the overall costs, project duration, and our impact on the surrounding environment.”
Thanks to MB Crusher’s presence on job sites worldwide, we focused on this weakness and transformed it into a new advantage.
The secret? MB’s mobile crushers can be mounted on any brand and sized heavy machinery right there on the job site. This transforms your equipment into a powerful crusher. Any asphalt can be crushed down to the required size to be ready for immediate reuse, such as base material for a new road.
Any company can become autonomous and more competitive with MB.
In the words of an experienced foreman: Asphalt, bitumen, and old sidewalk or city square pavement has become a valuable resource. We can reuse the material right there and then, or sell it. With MB’s mobile crushers, we increased our job’s margins and have new business opportunities.”
The results achieved by a Chilean company that specialized in road construction services are awe-inspiring. Using an MB-L200 Crusher bucket, they recycled material to use it as a sub-base: new material in no time and zero cost.
With MB Crusher, you can quickly reduce the material to different sizes, even on the same job site.
In Brazil, a company used a BF70.2 crusher bucket to make reclaimed asphalt - RAPready to use on-site.
The material processed with MB Crusher equipment creates new business opportunities in a single project, eliminating downtime, hauling, and disposing expenses. The landing strips, In Reykjavík, the largest airport in Iceland,were rebuilt by using the old asphalt as a base material, thanks to the use of a BF70.2 crusher bucket.
Each MB Crusher bucket is designed to adapt to all requirements of a job site easily: you can pair it with any heavy equipment, it crushes any type of asphalt and hard material, it doesn’t require specialized mechanics for its maintenance, and it works non-stop.
Our experience on many job sites highlighted that MB Crusher attachments are the most qualified and reliable allies for a company that wants to recycle asphalt, paving the way to a new revenue stream and more attention to the environment.