Bergkamp Inc. provides governmental agencies and contractors a cost-effective solution to the challenge of maximizing fleet utilization with its new SP series spray injection pothole patcher product family. Many fleet vehicles used for seasonal purposes sit idle for months at a time, severely impacting fleet utilization rates. Traditional roll-off pothole patchers allow the use of existing under-utilized fleet chassis, but require the agencies to forfeit the benefit of a front-mounted working boom. The exclusive design of the Bergkamp SP Series features a manually-controlled front working boom option that addresses this challenge. Existing conventional or even cab-forward fleet chassis such as snowplow vehicles may be equipped with the removable front working boom and dismountable configuration. This integrated system allows the working boom operator to be positioned in front of the chassis for increased safety. Typical roll-off pothole patchers require the working boom operator to work behind the chassis, subject to approach from oncoming traffic.
The truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 spray injection patchers also are equipped with a dual chamber (60/40) aggregate hopper that allows the distribution of two different gradations of aggregate for more efficient repair of deeper potholes. A version with automatic operations from the cab is available in addition to manual operations from the ground in front of the truck. The trailer-mounted SPT spray injection patcher features manual operations.