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TrackJet® Technology

Basic Information, Function and Technology of the TrackJet® System

The TrackJet® water jetting method completely revolutionizes runway maintenance. TrackJet® employs a specially developed high-pressure water jetting method that uses extremely low amounts of water.

TrackJet® can be used to remove rubber skid marks and old markings without damaging the sensitive asphalt or concrete surfaces.

+++ No-compromise rubber removal +++


Water consumption

The TrackJet® system uses roughly one-tenth of the water consumed by other customary water jetting systems. Thanks to an operating pressure of 2,500 bar, the system requires only 1.7 m³/h.
At a normal level of dirt, this means only 2.5 litres of water are required per square metre. In most cases, the TrackJet® can therefore work an entire shift non-stop without the need to refill the fresh water supply and remove the waste water.

Diesel consumption

The TrackJet® system requires approximately 4 litres of diesel fuel to clean 100 m², which is around 70% less than other customary methods.

Personnel requirements

Only one operator is required to run the TrackJet®. Thanks to the extremely low water consumption, there is no need to remove the debris and waste water or refill the tank with fresh water during an average shift. This means less staff are needed on the runway, which in turn means lower costs and improved security.

Additional uses

With the TrackJet® system, markings can be removed extremely efficiently and quickly without leaving behind “phantom lines”. The treated surface is optimally prepared for the application of a new coating using modern marking materials. Cleaning out expansion joints is another interesting application for TrackJet®.


thumbs_upThe TrackJet® method can be used without restriction on asphalt and concrete surfaces, as well as on surfaces with AntiSkid® coatings. Even grooved surfaces can be treated. The runway's surface structure is not damaged in any way! The high working pressure of 2,500 bar leads to the question of potential damage to the runways.
This risk has been eliminated fully, thanks to the development of special nozzles and control systems. This has been proven in intensive testing procedures, e.g. by repeatedly treating one section of a runway. The surfaces were examined and their condition documented beforehand. Even after 10 treatments, no changes to the surface structure could be detected! With the TrackJet® system, the surfaces are treated with the optimal care and friction co-efficients up to 0.9 can be achieved.


Using an airport-owned TrackJet® system instead of relying on the availability of qualified contractors means having the flexibility to schedule staff and equipment for 'just-in-time' service. TrackJet® systems can be used in all weather conditions, in temperatures ranging from +2 °C to +45°C (35-113 °F). Thanks to the integrated VacuFlex® direct suction system, it is also possible to use the runway immediately after it has been cleaned.

Modular principle

The TrackJet® system is available as an attachment unit driven by a PTO shaft. This model can be used with existing carrier vehicles such as Unimog® and snowblowers.

This means this equipment pays for itself in less time. This additional potential application is particularly interesting when calculating the cost-effectiveness of otherwise under-utilised equipment such as snow removal vehicles.


The TrackJet® system is an economic and environment-friendly way of continuously keeping airport surfaces in a good condition, and quickly pays for itself.
Our customers can testify to savings of up to 60% in comparison with the cost of hiring subcontractors.
Order your individual cost estimate today.


Asphalt runway

Before (left) and after (right) cleaning with the TrackJet® system:

  • No damage to the surface
  • Significantly higher friction values

Concrete runway

After rubber removal with the TrackJet® system:
  • Cleaning process is gentle to the surface
  • No damage to joint seals

Centre light on concrete runway

After cleaning with the TrackJet® system:
  • No damage to prisms or seals


TrackJet® system mounted on truck; with VacuFlex® direct suction trailer driven by a separate diesel engine
TrackJet® system with VacuFlex® direct suction trailer;
power supply and carrier vehicle: Mercedes-Benz Unimog
TrackJet® system as a front-end add-on module with fresh-water tank;   power supply and carrier vehicle: Mercedes-Benz Unimog TrackJet® system as a front-end add-on module with fresh-water trailer; power supply and carrier vehicle: Carrier vehicle for snow removal equipment