If you want the absolute best of the best from a direct fire Stationary Mmelter, you're in luck with the BIG A KM55. This is a 55 gallon Stationary Crack Filling Melter with the most whistles-and-bells of any direct fire melter on the market. The BIG A KM55 has a thermostat controlled kettle so you can set the exact temperature you need and walk away from it, knowing it will never burn or overcook your hot crack filler. Being thermostatically controlled, this stationary melter takes it a step further to save you money because it's fully insulated and only uses almost half the amount of propane fuel required to maintain temperature.
Melters that aren't controlled by a thermostat, use direct fire 100% of the time but the BIG A KM 55 only fires up when it needs to and this can help save you time and money over the long run, and that's not all... Being thermostatically controlled, it has what we call FIRE On-The-Go™ Technology which lets you set the desired temperature before you ever leave your shop so you can have a fully heated melter ready to go at the job site. Yes, this 55 gallon melter is one of the only on the market that will heat while you drive, making it the ultimate beast to start working the moment you drive up to the job. Keep in mind, our BIG A KM55 doesn't heat much faster than the normal melters, so you're still looking at a 1.5 - 2 hr full melt time, but it sure beats waiting until you're at the job to fire up the melter!
This Crack Filling Melter also has a fantastic built-in manual hand agitation for quickly mixing the material to ensure proper viscosity. If you have rubber that hardens in the valve, the BIG A KM55 comes with a <u>built-in</u> hand torch plumbed into the fuel system for heating the molasses valve, tools, applicators and more to free up hardened crack rubber. That means no more fumbling around with a plumbers torch or realizing you ran out of propane on the last job and forgot to stop by the store.
If versatility is what you need, the BIG A KM crack filling melter is one of the most versatile on the market. Both ends are designed to be universal, meaning you can move the molasses valve and agitation crank from one end to the other, allowing you to position the melter in the exact location that makes sense for your setup.
We didn't pull out any stops on the BIG A KM55 and it shows. If you're staring out in the industry, this unit might be overkill, but if you've been in the business for a while, you understand the headaches the "cheaper" units can cause and how dangerous they can be. Since the BIG A KM55 is fully insulated, you won't have to worry about those accidental burns. Serious contractors need serious tools and that's exactly what this unit is: Over engineered and built by Americans, built for hard working Americans.