Asphalt Kingdom, RynoWorx Create RY2X2 2-foot Infrared Asphalt Heater
Businesses just starting out have always had the same problem: how to make money once the snow begins to fly and it is too cold to do most pavement repair work. The challenge is a tough one: work dries up and the money does too.
Asphalt Kingdom set out to solve this problem by coming up with a way for contractors to make money all winter long, while serving their customer base. The solution? Emergency pothole repair, which takes on importance coming out of winter as well.
Partnering with RynoWorx, the concept of a mini infrared heater was born. The RY2X2 2-foot Infrared Asphalt Heater by RynoWorx is designed to repair small potholes, fix asphalt seams, do drain repair and even fix alligator cracks, without the need to bring huge dedicated trucks and equipment to the job site. No need to take a crew of three to each job site: at 90 pounds, the asphalt infrared machine is portable and easy to handle.
The RY2x2 is designed to be used year round to repair potholes and fix problems around drains using a three-step process:
Clean the edges of the pothole and fill it with asphalt millings. Place them together as close to flat as possible, like you’re putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
Place the RY2X2 Mini Asphalt Heater on top of the hole and heat it—each press takes approximately 7 minutes.
Remove the RY2X2 and then use an asphalt rake to blend the old and new asphalt together, and tamp it down with an asphalt tamper.
Here’s a quick look at the break-even breakdown with the RY2X2 infrared heater:
- RY2X2 $1,799.00
- Propane tank refill $20.00
- 8 hours labor $120.00
- 1 ton asphalt chunks $12.00
- Total costs: $1,951.00
If each press takes 7.5 minutes, you should charge $95 per press for the RY2X2 to pay for itself in 2.5 hours of presses.
RY2X2 Infrared Asphalt Heater Specs:
- Weight 90 pounds
- Length 45 inches
- Width 23 inches
- Height 38 inches
- Heating area 24 x 24 inches
- Frame steel thickness 11 gauge
- Fuel type propane
- Max fuel pressure 35 psi
- Burner type 75,000 BTU/hr infrared
For more information, contact Judd Burdon at (866) 399-5562, ext. 55.