Monday, September 22, 2014

More Road Machines

Ditch Witch horizontal directional drill, Livorno
Still about strange machines seen around town: here is a “Ditch Witch” horizontal directional drill.
Cold paint road marking machine, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
A simpler one: a cold paint road marking machine, in standby inside the Porto Mediceo.

External links: Ditch Witch (Wikipedia)
See also: Cold Milling Machines

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

They even look noisy. I feel for the people in the neighborhood lacking sleep.

Taken For Granted said...

The drilling machine keeps the roads from being torn up, and the painting machine is faster and more accurate than a guy with a brush for painting road markers. Interesting finds.

William Kendall said...

I can practically hear the noise from here!

Michelle said...

I agree with Revrunner. I would feel sorry for the people in the neighborhood!

Randy said...

I agree about the noise.

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh...they are in everywhere!That first one is huge! Here near my home they are working since months and the worse is about the traffic. :(
15 minutes by bus to the city center, somedays it takes 1 hour!
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Very interesting post VP. Great subjects.

Lois said...

That contraption in the second picture looks like it might be complicated to operate!

Dina said...

Thanks for teaching all these machine names. My blog will be needing them; there is no end to road work.

Gunn said...

Here we had so many complaints, that a company had to pay for hotel rooms in the city, so the neighbours around the work place could stay there while the work was done at night......

Well, I guess it will be fine when it is all done!
I too can nearly hear the sound .... just reading about it.

Karl Demetz said...

The streets of Livorno are refurbished...

Stefan Jansson said...

I have blogged about a ditch witch, that was years ago. I'm so more up to date than you are...