Pavement Survey – Our Set Up – Easy Equipment Implementation

Over the years a lot of folks have asked Jason and I about our set up in the field for the RV, the Rhino, the core drills we use, the measuring wheels, the distance measuring instruments etc.

As you may have already figured out by now, I am basically an open book in this respect, pardon the pun here. What I mean is that my underlying goal in life is to get this country out of economic disparity by creating better roads for less money, and any one task that moves us closer to that goal, whether it is shortening your pavement management learning curve, hanging out with you in your city or county to help you put the pieces together, or to hand over the keys to the equipment that we use on a daily basis, my only goal is to provide you with the tools to get you to pavement management RockSTARDOM!

So I just took a few minutes in the yard the other day, gathering up all of our tools so Jason and I could start a new project in Colorado this week. So below is a bunch of photos of our set up for boots on the ground expert pavement distress evaluation. You can replicate this set up for under $20,000.00 and be performing your own work in two weeks. I went ahead and put a photo in of what some of our IPMA™ Academy are doing for their set up as well just for comparison sake.

I think you know this already, but if you should have any questions at all along the way, shoot me an email 24/7 at and I will get you the answer that you need to set up your own equipment. I have provided our most up to date equipment photos, along with some upcoming equipment that we plan to acquire. If you are a consultant, or agency person I hope this BONUS Chapter helps you with your decision making process. There is no sense re creating the wheel here, and with 4 million miles of roads in USA, I think there is plenty of pavements to be managed by all!

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Keson Model R318 N – Remember to Order Metric Model Outside of USA

Yamaha Rhino 660 – 2000 Watt Generator

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Driving America for Better Roads – Fleet

Interstate Pro-Series 14 Ft. Enclosed Trailer

Signal Lights Installed on Rhino Front & Back

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Hilti DD 130 Setup – Probing Rods – Straight edges – Levels

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15 Gallon Water Tank for Core Drilling

Dyanamax Dynaquest from Camping World

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So if you have any additional questions about any of the equipment that we use, from the software we use to make our videos, the microphones we use to record our podcasts, or the tires that we mount on our RVs, we will try to answer everyone that emails us!

After all we have spent thousands of dollars getting geared up, seeing what works and what doesn’t so you don’t have to figure out what is right or you. Simply replicate our list of what to get, and get r done!


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