Bergkamp Inc. Launches SP5E Spray Injection Pothole Patcher
Bergkamp Inc., Salina, Kansas, has launched the SP5E spray injection pothole patcher to replace the company’s SP5 spray patcher. Using Bergkamp’s smart patching equipment control system (SPECS) with material mix control technology, the units are equipped with a joystick and touchscreen display to provide full operator control. The SPECS system is designed to control material outputs according to a configurable mix design.
The SP5E is truck-mounted and is operated from inside the cab by one operator. Because patching operations are PTO-driven, Bergkamp has been able to eliminate the traditional auxiliary engine. The patcher offers a choice of single- or dual-chamber aggregate hopper. With either single- or dual-chamber, the aggregate hopper total volumetric capacity is 5 cubic yards struck. A 55-degree hopper wall angle is designed to flow material steadily to the augers. Aggregate can be unloaded from the hopper by removing a cover in the rear and operating the auger(s) in reverse.
Three emulsion nozzles in the spray head provide a homogeneous coating of aggregate with the asphalt emulsion. The spray head oscillates for precise control. The emulsion nozzles automatically blow out to self-clean after every patch, preventing nozzle blockages.
For more information, contact (785) 825-1375.