Road maintenance is very important in order to keep the road in its originally constructed condition, protect its close resources and user safety and provide smooth and convenient travel along the route. A proper maintenance of the road is required as it is impossible to build maintenance free roads. With the help of road maintenance machinery, roads can be maintained for a longer period of time. Additionally, drainage system should be maintained so that drainage should be free of trash and obstruction. On newly constructed roads cleaning may have to be more frequent. Proper road maintenance could result in reliable transport at reduced cost, as there is a direct connection between road condition and vehicle operating cost. An improperly maintained road can results in more accidents. So it is very important to maintain road from safety point of view. Different activities were carried out to maintain road. Activities such as periodic works, special works, development and periodic works were carried out. Routine works are undertaken each year and it can be grouped into reactive and cyclic work types. Cyclic works are undertaken on environmental effects rather than on traffic levels. Reactive works are undertaken when the maintenance is required. For instance patching, this is carried out in result of appearance of cracks. Periodic works are undertaken at intervals of several years to maintain the structural integrity of the road. Special works are undertaken during emergencies such as landslides and washouts, roads are cut or impassable. Development works are undertaken at the event of construction of highways and paving of unpaved roads in villages. In order to carry out these activities, different road maintenance machinery include paver, grader, road roller, asphalt mixing plants and asphalt pavement are required.
Road maintenance machinery is bifurcated into three categories: daily maintenance equipment, special road maintenance equipment and others (including cleaning equipment and bridge maintenance equipment). Daily maintenance equipment is further divided into three categories: slurry seal machine, road composite maintenance vehicle and sewing equipment. Special road maintenance equipment is further divided into three categories: sweeper, road milling machine and road paver.
In terms of geographic, North America and Europe dominates the global road maintenance machinery market due to improved road construction activities. The U.S. represents the largest market for road maintenance machinery followed by Canada in North America. In Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. holds major share of road maintenance machinery market.
However, Asia Pacific is expected to show high growth rates in the next five years in global road maintenance machinery market. This is due to increase in the construction of new roads. Additionally, the increasing range of old roads that had come to the end of their service lives boosts the market for road maintenance machinery.
Some of the major drivers contributing the overall market growth of road maintenance machinery include increased government investment on road construction, increasing range of old roads and increasing urbanization.
Some of the major companies operating in the road maintenance machinery market are Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science&Technology Co., Ltd., XCMG Group, Volvo, Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd., Caterpillar, SANY Group Co.,Ltd. and Dingsheng Tiangong.
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