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Blakedale treats in store for Traffex Road Expo Scotland

Oct 29, 2018

There will be no tricks, just treats on the Blakedale stand at Traffex Road Expo Scotland (31 October and 1 November) as we showcase our growing fleet of self-drive Traffic Management (TM) Vehicles and unveil an exciting new partnership.

Our “city” IPV, also known as a Light Truck Mounted Attenuator (LTMA) or “mini” Crash Cushion Vehicle, is one of the first of its kind in the UK. It was launched in 2017 to provide additional protection for vulnerable work crews on lower speed roads up to 40mph where physical space constraints make the use of traditional, and much larger, IPVs impossible. 

“We are proud to be a pioneer of the 3.5 tonne IPV and we are championing their adoption in areas where they are not yet a requirement, but undoubtedly provide greater protection for road workers and the public,” says Carmen Bowley, Joint Managing Director of Blakedale. 

The 3.5 tonne IPV we will have on display is one of only a few currently available in the UK. It features a bespoke Traffic Management body with an LP13 light arrow board and Verdegro LTMA Crash Cushion at the rear, which has been crash-tested to 70 km/h (43 mph) and is approved to NCHRP 350 standards. 

The compact IPV will be stationed next to the Blakedale-designed 3.5 tonne Low Bodied Traffic Management Vehicle (also known as the ‘Cone Ranger’). Ideal for the deployment of cones, signage and temporary traffic lights. The vehicle has an ultra-low bed height and payload of around 1300 kg. This allows operators to step on and off the working area quickly and safely, while removing the need for cone wells. 

Finally, our team will be announcing a new transatlantic partnership which will see Blakedale unveil an additional new product and distributorship. 

Blakedale treats in store for Traffex Road Expo Scotland Blakedale treats in store for Traffex Road Expo Scotland