Flameless Pothole Patchers
The Bergkamp FP5 Flameless Pothole Patcher drastically reduces material waste
with our insulated 5.1 yd3 electric-heated hopper that keeps asphalt at a constant temperature and pliable for an extended period of time.
The electric-heating system eliminates maintenance of hot oil systems and frequent refills of propane common with other patchers. The flameless pothole patcher has a hydraulic AC generator that powers the full-length, electric-heating elements. These elements produce consistent material heating throughout the hopper, eliminate hot spots and minimize potential safety problems associated with propane or heating oil. The truck-mounted unit receives power from the truck’s engine through the live PTO and can run irrespective of its RPMs or speed. A wet PTO comes standard on trucks with automatic transmissions, extending the life of the PTO and hydraulic pump and eliminating the need to remove the hydraulic pump to grease the PTO.
The flameless technology was introduced in 2000 and is one of the most proven methods to heat asphalt on the market. It is used daily by state, county and city agencies for pothole, utility and other minor asphalt repairs – reducing material waste.
Other Key Features
Standard 140-degree material chute can be locked at different height angles and in 15-degree side-to-side increments
Large working deck provides safe access to the storage tanks and hopper
Two-in-one air tack wand cleans the hole, delivers tack evenly and is self-cleaning to reduce clogging (material in tank is aerated as wand is cleaned)
Controls and spoils bins located at the rear of the unit – away from traffic
Breaker and compactor are hydraulically lowered to the ground to reduce back injuries
Plug unit into a 230V outlet during non-working hours to reduce material waste
Short wheel base optimizes maneuverability on city streets
Oversized lockable storage bin
Agitator and auger shut down when the hopper doors are open
Strategically placed safety decals in English and Spanish