SELF-PROPELLED LINE MARKING MACHINES VS. HAND-PUSHED MACHINES
Although hand-pushed machines are convenient for small-scale projects, they are not efficient for airports. To illustrate the advantages of a self-propelled machine, we have compared the performance of Borum’s smallest model, the BM 2000 to a hand-guided machine on a 9.540m (5.9 miles) stretch.
- Can cover up to 795m (869 yards) at a time, taking six minutes – Total 72min
- Has to refill tank 11 times, taking 15min – Total 163min
- Overall total time – 237min
- Can cover up to 195m (213 yards) at a time, taking 7.8min – Total 382min
- Has to refill tank 48 times, taking 11min – Total 528min
- Overall total time – 920min
Overall, hand-pushed machines take almost four times longer than a Borum City machine to finish the same project. Under tight deadlines, contractors may be under pressure to complete jobs in a timely manner, with a line precision that hand-pushed machines cannot achieve. Self-propelled line marking machines are the better choice for busy airport environments.