Spray Injection Pothole Patchers Offer Quick, Safe, Economical Solutions

Wed September 18, 2013 - National Edition
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The truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 spray injection patchers 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.
The truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 spray injection patchers 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.
The truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 spray injection patchers 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. The trailer-mounted SPT spray injection patcher will feature manual operations.

With the introduction of a new spray injection patcher product family, Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kan., offers government agencies and contractors a complete suite of pothole patching solutions. Three new spray injection patchers join Bergkamp’s all-in-one FP5 flameless pothole patcher and will correspondingly leverage Bergkamp’s optional intelligent InPave pothole patching management system to provide users with supported pothole patching equipment.

The truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 spray injection patchers 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 will feature manual operations.

Spray injection is a less invasive patching technique that allows the damaged pavement to be blown out and repaired in minutes. Truck-mounted units are operated safely at the front of the unit due to the front-mounted boom, which provides a working radius of up to 13 ft. (4 m). Compressed air is first blasted through the unit’s hose to quickly and thoroughly clean out and dry the hole and then the damaged area is sprayed with asphalt emulsion. The operator selects the proper gradation of aggregate from one of the two chambers to match the characteristics of the pothole. To top it off, a protective layer of clean stones is applied, thus protecting passing vehicles from coming in contact with the asphalt emulsion.

The Bergkamp truck-mounted SP5 and SP8 spray injection patchers are available as a complete package with a truck chassis of the customer’s choice to accommodate fleet continuity. However, the units also are available to be custom-mounted on a customer’s conventional or cab-over chassis for optimum utilization of existing fleet vehicles. The front-mounted boom can be mounted as a manual working boom on the existing truck with no need for special configurations. This offers a lower cost alternative to the cab-operated remote booms that require the cab-over configuration.

The Bergkamp spray injection patchers are compatible with Bergkamp’s optional InPave pothole patching management system. This system was designed as an intelligent management option on the electric-heated FP5 flameless pothole patcher and is now available on the SP Series machines. As potholes are repaired, InPave automatically gathers and reports data such as quantity of potholes repaired, location, time and material used for each repair, and material levels and temperatures. Retrieved from any computer with internet access, the data can then be turned into easy-to-read reports that assist managers and owners in evaluating current and historic production. They also can use this data to verify patching performance and material usage, troubleshoot potential pothole problems and help reduce inefficiencies. There is no software to download, and the InPave data can be downloaded into multiple file types for transfer into a pavement management system.

For more information, call 785/825-1375 or visit www.bergkampinc.com.