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SKU: ASD8FM55

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List price: $1460
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Quick Overview: 
  • 55 Gallon Capacity
  • All Steel Construction
  • Built-In Agitation
  • Our 55 Gallon Flex Melting Kettle will prepare hot crack filler sealants in 30 minutes or less. This melting kettle will fit nicely in the back of a pickup truck or on a flatbed trailer and provides enough volume of crack filler, to have two or even three guys constantly filling cracks on a parking lot or driveway whether you are using Crack Melters or Pour Pots.

    This 55 Gallon stationary melting kettle is equipped with a hand agitator to help keep melting rubber stirred up, a temperature gauge, regulator, hose, burner, lifting handles, hinged lid and molasses valve. LP cylinder is not included

    This 55 gallon Stationary Melting kettle is capable of melting up to 1200 lbs. of sealant per day, saving you time when filling the cracks on larger parking lots.

    Shipping offer applies to customers in the North 48 Continental USA States only. Please call us for details if you live outside this area

    General
    Style: 
    Stationary
    Capacity: 
    55 Gallon
    Fuel Type: 
    Propane
    Heat Type: 
    Direct Fire
    Build
    Construction: 
    14 Ga Steel
    Unit Specifications
    Net Weight: 
    245 lbs
    Dimensions: 
    49"L x 30"W x 43"H

    Manual Agitation
    Included Thermometer
    Included LP Hose and Regulator
    Included Hydrant
    Included 50,000 BTU Burner

    How long does it take to melt rubber in a direct fire melter?

    The answer to this question has a few variables that makes it difficult to give a direct answer. The one consistent answer we can give is that you can generally "begin using" the melter within 25 - 35 minutes of firing it up from a cold start.

    The two biggest variables to consider are outside temperature and wind. The colder or windier it is, the longer it will take to melt rubber. The size of the melter and amount of rubber will also be factors. Just make sure you maintain the melter temperature at the recommended temperature (usually 375ºF - 400ºF) and always keep a new block of rubber on the already melted rubber to maintain best performance. Exceeding the rubbers melting temperature can burn the rubber and alter its properties. Double check your rubber instructions for proper operating temperatures.

    Without going into a lot of detail about the process, it generally takes between 1 - 2.5 hours depending on melter size and volume of rubber to fully melt the blocks from a cold start. This is true on pretty much any direct fire melter regardless of brand and design. The thing to note though, is that you can most certainly use the melter before the blocks of rubber have fully melted.

    How do you clean a direct fire melter?

    Short Answer: You Don't - Direct fire melters generally don't need to be emptied or cleaned between use. If you're on the job and only use half of the material, simply shut the burner off and allow the remaining rubber to cool back to a solid state. The next time you need to use the melter, ignite the burner and allow the existing rubber to re-melt. On the push melters, you'll find that the wheels will build up rubber as you roll over filled cracks and this can become quite annoying. Simply grab a plumbers torch (sold at any hardware store) and burn off any rubber that has accumulated. This same method can be used anywhere on the melter where you feel it needs minor cleanup.

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    Fuel Type: 
    Propane
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    Direct Fire
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    14 Ga Steel
    Unit Specifications
    Net Weight: 
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    Dimensions: 
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    Weight: 245 lb

    Shipping Dimensions

    Dimensions: 49 in × 30 in × 43 in