The purpose-built Roadmender DBP250 has been produced in conjunction with sister company M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions.
It is designed to speed up reinstatement work and so reduce traffic disruption.
Customers will also benefit from the increased potential for reinstatement teams to get to work at any time, including out of hours and public holidays, without having to factor in asphalt plant locations and opening times, MUS says.
All tools, plant, water and equipment are carried on board. And there are segregated rear storage areas for more than 2,000kg of palletised material and waste material. No trailers or additional support vehicles are needed.
Jeremy Harrison, director of M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, said: “This investment, and the subsequent work that has been undertaken to enhance the unit’s design, provides our reinstatement teams with a tailor-made, purpose-built vehicle totally different to anything currently being used in the UK’s highways.
“We believe that the introduction of this bespoke vehicle will provide a vastly improved service for our clients and a significantly improved experience for their customers who will benefit from faster reinstatement and reduced disruption.”
For safety, the design also incorporates access, egress and fall from height equipment; a system of cameras, side sensors, and audio and visual warning signals to alert both the driver and cyclists and pedestrians; and side and downward-facing reverse lights to assist with parking and visibility of pedestrians. It is also engineered to minimise manual handling of the material, with no requirement to carry or raise the bags above waist height.