ShoulderMaster Saves Money

The problem that our large road network system has, is that many rural and regional roads are aging and were not originally designed and constructed for today’s traffic loads. Many rural regional roads are narrow and have unstable road shoulders which are not uniformed, have edge breaks and drop offs causing driving hazards for motorists.

The ShoulderMaster shoulder paver attachment is able to rehabilitate road shoulders with minimum disruption to traffic and offers custodians of road networks the most cost effective and efficient option available today for treating the shoulders of Australia’s road network.

An independent engineers report undertaken by Stephen P McElroy & Associates has established that the new innovative ShoulderMaster attachment is up to 67% more cost effective than that of traditional methods of road shoulder repairs and widening and has the potential to save Local and State Government road authorities tens of millions of dollars.

The report also identified that the ShoulderMaster attachment reduces the use of construction plant during the process of road shoulder maintenance resulting in increased efficiency and cost savings in the reduction in the consumption of fossil fuel with an energy saving of over 70%.

These impressive and substantial savings provides Local Government with the ability to undertake twice the amount of work for their budgets.

A further benefit of the ShoulderMaster is that the risk of environmental contamination through dust, chemicals or sediment transport is dramatically reduced due to the process largely being contained within the plant undertaking the works.

The ShoulderMaster is without doubt the most effective, efficient, environmentally responsible and financially beneficial road maintenance attachment designed by Stabilcorp for the Australian road network.

Australia’s national road network is a $280 billion plus asset to our Nation and covers more than 817,000 kilometres. Approximately 657,000 kilometres of roads are controlled by Local Government (Councils) and more than three quarters of all passenger kilometres travelled in Australia occur on roads.

Roads Australia

  • Cost savings compared to conventional methods 67% 67%
  • Fuel savings compared to conventional methods 72.9% 72.9%