July 21, 2021

The Power of Water

HOG Technologies has prided itself on creating a safer world for travelers. They understand the negative effects of rubber build-up on runways whenever an aircraft lands.

When a plane lands, the rubber from the tires embeds itself into the pavement. Over time, these deposits create a smoother surface which can lessen the amount of friction needed for tires to grip the surface and land safely. Imagine this being expedited with an incoming surge of air travel as our world recovers from COVID-19. With rubber build-up from multiple planes landing, removal becomes crucial as it helps restore the friction to the runway’s surface so planes can touchdown safely.

Traditionally, airports have used harsh and abrasive chemicals to clean their runways. These harmful chemicals consume more time to remove rubber deposits and require more personnel and equipment. The chemical runoff from these removals is not environmentally ideal either. The chemicals are often abrasive and pose a health risk to workers performing the job. The Stripe HOG is environmentally friendly and non-hazardous to a worker’s health and the environment by only using clean, potable water and zero chemicals. Water can also reach deep down into the pavement’s macrotexture and microtexture to clean it efficiently with the least amount of negative impact to the surface.

Airports in America have trusted the Stripe HOG for all of their rubber removal and paint rejuvenation needs. Jim Moorehead of Pittsburgh International Airport purchased the first SH8000 in the United States in 2006. Fast forward 15 years and now 93% of North American airports that own a water blaster, own a Stripe HOG. In fact, HOG now has Stripe HOGs owned in 56 countries around the world and those Stripe HOGs have operated or performed a job in over 80 countries.

Using 40,000 psi (2,750 bar) of pressure, a Stripe HOG can do more than just remove rubber deposits from runways. A Stripe HOG can also remove or rejuvenate airfield markings, clean and prepare surfaces, or even retexture surfaces.

HOG offers the Stripe HOG in a variety of different sizes and chassis options. HOG offers PTO engine-driven or auxiliary engine-driven systems. Some of these Stripe HOGs can be mounted to a chassis, skid, or trailer for added versatility. No matter what the model, a Stripe HOG operates at 40,000 psi with varying flow rates from 5.2 GPM (19 LPM) up to 24.0 GPM (91 LPM).

To ensure the best results for any job, HOG Technologies created a robust training program called HOG Tech University. They are the ONLY water blasting manufacturer with a training program that requires an operator to have a license to optimize the performance of the equipment. Operators are encouraged to become licensed and must retest to renew their license. This is to ensure that the equipment continues to operate properly, is maintained optimally, and the best results are achieved on any job.

HOG Technologies has a professional and highly knowledgeable sales team that can assist you with any questions you may have about our products. Whether you need information on a machine to meet the specs required by your laws and regulations, a price quote for a machine to fit your budget or an explanation of the benefits of our machines versus the competition, HOG is available and ready to ensure that you have what you need to make the best-informed decision possible.

HOG Technologies stands ready with offices in the United States, Europe, and Dubai, and is committed to quality, innovation, support, growth, and success. HOG also offers customer and technical support 24/7/365 in any language within 10 minutes. 98% of spare part orders are shipped on the same day they are received, resulting in minimal downtime. Its team of engineers has over 100 years of combined real-world experience to create the world’s best solutions in every product manufactured. HOG stands with each customer to minimize spare parts cost, maximize productivity and optimize results. Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.