Chip Seal Marker Installation Tool
To correctly position temporary road markings for chip seals, Otter Tail Minnesota County highway crew members had to bend over repeatedly and get on and off
of a pickup truck’s tailgate continuously. With the help of a spring-loaded applicator or “sticky stump,” road crews can install chip seal markers twice as fast with the same amount of manpower. They made the handheld tool with round bar stock and flat iron. Chip seal markers can be clipped into the end of the tool, then pressed onto asphalt where required.
Benefit and Implementation
The time- and effort-saving tool was fabricated in approximately one hour using a drill press and welder—all for under $20.