Motorcyclists are a lot more aware of road surfaces than the average driver. Loose gravel, slippery tar strips, wide cracks and potholes can make for a bad day, so we tend to appreciate the smooth and good looking surfaces a bit more, too. You might call us road surface connoisseurs which is why this machine, the Tiger Stone brick laying road builder is just so cool. I love the look of a brick or cobblestone road or one of those long brick driveways winding through the trees and this machine makes the process of building one far more efficient.
Laying down a brick road is very labor intensive and pretty heavy work all around, however, with Tiger Stone, you fill up a bin with bricks and a couple of fellows standing on the platform can lay the bricks onto a tilted surface in whatever pattern is desired. Combinations of patterns and colors can be used and changed at any time. The whole machine moves on electrically driven tracks following the curb with sensors and, as it moves slowly along, the bricks glide out of the bottom like they’re coming from a roll of road carpet. Presto! You have yourself a gorgeous brick road. Old world charm with a little mechanical help. Not the sort of thing for really long stretches but for those short runs where you want some character in the road surface, this is very slick. I like it.
Video of the Tiger Stone in action below: