Filmtastic Fridays: Tiger-Stone Brick Machine

Filmtastic Fridays: Tiger-Stone Brick Machine

The idea of watching people lay brick might sound as exciting as watching paint dry, but the amazing Tiger-Stone brick laying machine has actually made the laborious task a pretty cool sight. A product of Dutch innovation, the efficient Tiger-Stone machine rolls out brick roads like carpet and, according to the company, can lay up to 400 meters (1,312 feet) of road a day. 


If you’ve ever visited the Netherlands, you’ve likely noticed the ubiquity of the brick road. The abundance of clay in the country has made brick a popular paving material, particularly in low-traffic areas. The introduction of the electric-powered Tiger-Stone machine, however, has made the typically back-breaking work a breeze. A team of one to three workers stands on the Tiger-Stone platform and feeds loose bricks by hand into the hopper. Gravity helps click the bricks together into interlocking patterns which can be laid up to 20-foot widths.


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