Our Falcon Automated Cone Laying Machine (ACLM) is a first-of-a-kind innovation to make cone laying operations safer and more efficient.
Developed by Highway Care and our partners to meet a first generation specification from National Highways, following engagement with the traffic management community, the Falcon ACLM has undergone a rigorous R&D process, and a comprehensive series of off- and on-road tests. It gained approval from National Highways for use on UK roads in February 2021, through an approved GG104 Safety Risk Assessment completed by TRL Ltd (Transport Research Lab), part of the TRF (Transport Research Foundation).
How the Falcon ACLM works
The Falcon ACLM improves highways operative safety and reduces the potential for driver distraction by removing any need for an operative on the rear of the traffic management vehicle.
Entirely controlled from the vehicle’s cab, the Falcon ACLM can drop or collect cones in less than 10 seconds with complete accuracy and reliability. This not only ensures fast, efficient and consistent cone laying operations, but also prevents highways operatives from being exposed to the risk of working close to adjacent live lanes of traffic.