Two Durapatchers for Durham


The Regional Municipality of Durham recently took possession of two Cimline Durapatcher trailer models for use by various Roads Department depots between Oshawa and Port Perry, Ontario.
The units, purchased after a thorough operational trial and public tender, were delivered to Durham’s main maintenance depot in Whitby. This consisted of operator and service/repair training as well as a thorough inspection by the Fleet Department.

So what is the Durapatcher Process exactly? Nat Alford, vice president of Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group (CPMG) Duraco Division explains: “We were the first to develop a simple, semi-automated, non-mechanical system of pavement and pot hole repairs. Our patented approach relies on the fundamental laws of physics to get an emulsion and aggregate to blend, spray and apply cleanly and quickly. It is a type of Macadam which is created to fill holes or repair imperfections to asphalt or concrete pavements. The product can also be used to stabilize shoulder wear and erosion or surface, treat driveways and other areas.”

Durham Region had pioneered an in-house solution which created a similar repair mix. “The end result was very satisfactory, but there were draw-backs,” explained John Parry of the Roads department. “I happened across the Durapatcher at the National Heavy Equipment Show and spoke to a factory representative and we eventually arranged a trial during the summer of 2009. That gave us (Durham Region) a chance to vary the emulsion, aggregate and application techniques. Cimline was so confident in their equipment that we were able to use it with no obligation in true conditions for evaluation and that confidence was justified.”

CPMG is the largest manufacturer of pavement repair and maintenance products on the continent. Products like the well known and highly popular Magma Series melter/applicators, PCR-25 crack routers as well as Durapatcher and Duratank have made CPMG the recognized leader by pavement maintenance professionals.

Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group will be exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011.

Source: Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group

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