Bergkamp Launches SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher
Bergkamp Inc. recently announced the launch of its SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher.
The SP5E replaces the company’s proven SP5 spray patcher and is a safer, simpler, and more sustainable pothole patcher model. With the SP5E, each repair takes just a few minutes, where traditional hot-mix patchers require much more time to complete a patch.
The SP5E is truck-mounted and is operated safely from inside the cab by just one operator – freeing crew members for other tasks. Because patching operations are PTO-driven, Bergkamp has been able to eliminate the traditional auxiliary engine. The result is less pollution, less noise, and reduced maintenance requirements.
The SP5E is simple to use. Operators require only minimal training, included at startup, to become proficient in producing quality pothole repairs. A new feature that lends to the unit’s simplicity is Bergkamp’s SPECS (Smart Patching Equipment Control System), which controls material outputs according to a configurable mix design – improving the quality and repeatability of pothole repairs. A touchscreen provides easy-to-follow steps to simplify operation. Joystick controls have been developed for ease of use and efficiency. Bergkamp works closely with agencies to help them locate the proper emulsion and aggregate materials in their area.
As an industry-exclusive option, a dual-chamber aggregate hopper (user-configurable for 60/40 or 50/50 split) allows the distribution of 2 different gradations of aggregate for more effective repair of deeper potholes and to better match the characteristics of the existing asphalt pavement. With either single- or dual-chamber, the aggregate hopper total volumetric capacity is 3.8 m3. A 55° hopper wall angle allows material to flow steadily to the augers, eliminating the need for a vibration system. And in a feature exclusive to the SP5E, aggregate can easily be unloaded from the hopper by removing a cover in the rear and operating the auger(s) in reverse.
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