Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher
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Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher

Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher

Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces 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.

Utilizing Bergkamp’s exclusive SPECS (Smart Patching Equipment Control System), with industry-leading material mix control technology, units are equipped with a joystick and touchscreen display that provide full operator control. 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.

Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher

Safer by Design

Designed with safety for crew members and the traveling public as its first priority, the SP5E includes a number of unique safety features:

  • One-person operation from inside the truck protects crew members.
  • Asphalt repairs are handled from the front of the machine; traffic stays safely behind the patcher.
  • SPECS monitors the front boom position, to help keep it in the safe operating zone.
  • An automatic latching system allows the operator to secure the boom for safe travel without leaving the cab.
  • Lights, arrow boards, and camera options (basic or 360-degrees) provide additional safety measures.

Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher

Simple and Efficient

The SP5E is simple to use. Operators require only minimal training, included at start-up, to become proficient in producing quality pothole repairs. A new feature that lends to the unit’s simplicity is Bergkamp’s SPECS 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.

Additional Updated Features

Choice of single- or dual-chamber aggregate hopper. As an industry-exclusive option, a dual-chamber aggregate hopper (user-configurable for 60/40 or 50/50 split) allows the distribution of two 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 5 yd3 (3.8 m3) struck. A 55-degree 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.

Self-clearing spray head. Three emulsion nozzles in the spray head provide a homogeneous coating of aggregate with the asphalt emulsion. The spray head oscillates to deliver precise control and even distribution of patch material in the pothole, reducing the boom movement necessary to make the repair. The emulsion nozzles automatically blow out to self-clean after every patch, preventing nozzle blockages from developing.

Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher

B-FIT for Additional Security

Bergkamp offers customers peace of mind with its B-FIT (Follow up, Inspection, and Training) program, which provides a free onsite visit by a Bergkamp technician within the first year. During this visit, the technician will inspect the equipment and handle additional crew training.

B-FIT offers extra assurance to agencies that they have made a safe, sound purchase decision. Following the first B-FIT visit, subsequent visits are available for an additional cost.

InPave® Provides Useful Data

The SP5E comes equipped with Bergkamp’s exclusive telematics solution — InPave® Technology Pothole Patching Management System — which provides agency administrators with the most innovative and supported method to manage pothole patching data and costs for planning and budgetary purposes.

Bergkamp launches new SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher

Rental Option Saves Capital Funds

Bergkamp offers a rental option for its line of pothole patchers, including the SP5E, allowing agencies to avoid the time and capital budgeting required in purchasing a machine.

Units are available to rent by the week, month, or on a rent-to-own basis.

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Post source : Bergkamp Inc.

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