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BIG A KM 2-18X Portable Infrared Asphalt Heater

MPN: 
BIG-A-KM-2-18X
SKU: BIG-A-2-18X
Quick Overview: 
  • Rectangular design makes it ideal for crack repair
  • Includes (2) 30lb propane bottles
  • Dual (2) 3' x 6" heating zones totaling 22.75 sq ft of heating
BIG A Asphalt Infrared Heater 22.75 sq ft
List price: $11230
$9769
 
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Nov. 26 - 03


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Description

The BIG A 2-18X is the next step up in the portable infrared asphalt heater line. Compared to our BIG A BL 2-16 which has a heating surface of 16 sq ft, this unit can heat an area up to 22.75 sq ft, giving you an extra 6 sq ft of heating area. Unlike the more compact and square design of the LB 2-16, the BIG A KM 2-18X portable infrared asphalt heater is a solid unit that can be rolled around on independent steel caster wheels and has a more rectangular shape which is perfect for wide cracks. The unit includes two (2) 30 lb propane bottles that fuel dual (2) heating zones made with 1” ceramic refractory blankets. Each heating zone on this infrared heater measures in at 3’ 3” x 3’ 6”, giving you 11.375 sq ft of heating area per zone and a grand total of 22.75 sq ft. Pair this portable infrared asphalt heater with a hot asphalt mix hauler and you'll hit the ground running.

Purpose

The main purpose of using a portable infrared asphalt heater, is to in-place recycle existing asphalt by raising it to the temperature that is required for proper hot mix asphalt. (usually around 350º F)

By raising the temperature of the existing asphalt and softening the existing binder, it allows the old asphalt to be re-used, rejuvenated and mixed with new patch to creates a "like new" patch, without the overhead of cutting out the entire asphalt section and filling it back in with all new hot asphalt patch. In reality, the only time a full cut and replacement is necessary is when the sub-grade needs fixing. Why go to the trouble of cutting and removing the old when you can simply just re-use it in place?

Benefit

The biggest benefit to the BIG A KM 2-18X portable infrared asphalt heater is the long but thin design. Weighing in at 410 lbs, it does take a crew of several guys to effectively move this unit but with the extra heating area and rectangular design, you gain the ability to not only patch dips across roads, but you can also patch large cracks without heating areas of the asphalt that aren't damaged.

Usage

Using a portable infrared asphalt heater isn't hard, but does require steps to ensure the right work is performed.

  1. Heat the existing asphalt
  2. Scarify the existing asphalt
  3. Add rejuvenator asphalt oils
  4. Add new hot asphalt material
  5. Mix everything together
  6. Level the asphalt
  7. Compact with a vibratory machine or roller
  8. Move to the next section

Heat Cycling Technology

The BIG A KM 2-18X heating is controlled by an automatic timed on/off heating cycle, setup to be 53 seconds on and 10 seconds off. This maintains proper temperature within the heating elements and allows a more efficient use of fuel consumption. By alternating the heating cycles on this portable infrared asphalt heater, it minimizes the chance of burning the asphalt. In addition, this unit is built with a one shot timer that will turn off after 10 minutes of heating to eliminate the potential cooking or overheating of the asphalt.

Watch the BIG A Portable Infrared Asphalt Heaters In Action

Warranty

1 Year Limited

This product comes with a 1 year (12 month) limited warranty from the time of purchase.

Parts that are not explicitly made by this manufacturer, may come with a different warranty period or policy. See this products respective operations manual for a detailed version of the warranty policy and a full list of items that are covered or may become void due to improper maintenance.

Features

  • Includes (2) 30 Lb. propane cylinders

  • 2 independently controlled heating zones

  • Each zone is made with a 1” Ceramic Refractory Blanket

  • Mounted on four (4) independent swivel 4 inch steel casters

  • Automatic electric pilot ignition

  • Heat Cycling technology to ensure proper and efficient fuel flow

  • Fine tune control of air fuel mixture

  • Emergency stop button located on control panel

  • Keyed run switch to prevent unauthorized access

  • Includes a controllable 12V DC fan blower to provide air movement throughout the zones

  • 2.5 watt ultra thin solar charger for battery maintenance

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Specifications

General

Heating Element

1” Ceramic Refractory Blanket

Heating Zones

Dual (2) 3’3" x 3’6" Heating Zones

Heating Area

22.75 sq ft

Fuel

Propane

Fuel Containers

Two (2) 30 lb LP Bottles

Fuel Consumption

12 Lbs. per hour

Electrical

12V Deep Cycle Marin Gel Battery

Heat Output

280,000 BTU

Unit Specifications

Dimensions

6’6”L x 3’6”W x 43”H

Weight

410 lbs

Construction

16 ga mild steel

Color

Chrome Yellow

Documents

Manual:

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General

Heating Element

1” Ceramic Refractory Blanket

Heating Zones

Dual (2) 3’3" x 3’6" Heating Zones

Heating Area

22.75 sq ft

Fuel

Propane

Fuel Containers

Two (2) 30 lb LP Bottles

Fuel Consumption

12 Lbs. per hour

Electrical

12V Deep Cycle Marin Gel Battery

Heat Output

280,000 BTU

Unit Specifications

Dimensions

6’6”L x 3’6”W x 43”H

Weight

410 lbs

Construction

16 ga mild steel

Color

Chrome Yellow

General

Heating Element

1” Ceramic Refractory Blanket

Heating Zones

Dual (2) 2’ x 4’ Heating Zones

Heating Area

16 sq ft

Fuel

Propane

Fuel Containers

Two (2) 30 lb LP Bottles

Fuel Consumption

12 Lbs. per hour

Electrical

12V Deep Cycle Marin Gel Battery

Heat Output

280,000 BTU

Unit Specifications

Working Dimensions

51”L x 51”W x 50”H

Transit Dimensions

30”L x 49”W x 58”H

Weight

275 lbs

Construction

16 ga mild steel

Color

Chrome Yellow

General

Heater(s)

4 "High Intensity" Infrared Heaters

Fuel Input

300,000 BTU

Fuel

Propane

Fuel Consumption

2.2 US gal / hr (8.2 Liters / hr)

Hoses

3/8 LPG type III C.S.A. approved hoses with reusable fittings

Heater Surface

Ceramic Fiber

Wheels

2 x 4" Steel swivel caster wheels and 2 x 4" Steel lockable caster wheels

Unit Specifications

Net Weight

450 lbs

Heater Dimensions

(3'L x 18"W) (.92m x 450mm)

Total Heating Area

36”L x 72”W (6’ x 3’)

Frame Dimensions

40”L x 76”W x 24”H

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Shipping Weight
Weight: 480 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 86 in × 50 in × 51 in