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BIG A KM55 Stationary Crack Filling Melter 55 Gallons

MPN: 
BIG-A-KM55
SKU: BIG-A-KM55
Quick Overview: 
  • 55 Gallon Capacity
  • All Steel Construction & Fully Insulated
  • Built-In Agitation and FIRE On-The-Go™ Technology
55 Gallon Hot Rubber Stationary Melter
List price: $5870
$5199
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Estimated Dates To Leave Warehouse: 

Sep. 17 - 19


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Description

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.

Purpose

There's several ways to fill cracks in pavement and one popular method is to use a stationary crack filling melter such as the BIG A KM55. The main purpose of using a direct fire stationary melter is to allow you to melt all of the hot crack filler in one location, such as the bed of a pickup or flat bed trailer, then using a pour pot or crack bander, you fill up the applicator and use the applicator to fill the cracks. If you have a crew of guys, this can become a very efficient way to fill cracks because there's one central location to get rubber from. In comparison, using a direct fire push melter like the BIG A 10 Gallon Push Melter can only be used by one person at a time. It all comes down to your crew size and what you're trying to accomplish.

Benefit

What you get from the BIG A KM55 is so much more than competitors 55 gallon melters. Not only do you get a solid built unit, you get one built with all the whistles and bells. You won't find many melters on the market that are as fully featured as this one.

Usage

The best place to use a stationary crack filling melter is on the bed of a pickup truck with the molasses valve hanging off the tailgate, or on a flatbed trailer. Use the BIG A KM55 to fill non-heated pour pots and crack banders or you can use a stationary melter to melt rubber while you use a heated direct fire applicator that will maintain temperature of the material while you work. It's totally up to you to choose the best route for your situation.

Check out the BIG A KM55 Overview Video

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

  • Detachable hand crack for manual agitation

  • Quality 2" molasses valve with a long 4" handle

  • Built in hand torch for melting hardened material from valve, tools, applicators and more

  • Thermostat controller allowing you to set the exact temperature between 100º F to 500º F

  • Highly efficient insulation to hold in heat

  • Uses half the amount of propane as other direct fire melters

  • Designed to pour and agitate from either end, giving you flexibility on unit placement

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Specifications

General

Style

Stationary

Capacity

55 Gallon

Fuel Type

Propane

Heat Type

Direct Fire

Heat Output

50,000 BTU

Construction

Skin

16 ga steel

Interior

14 ga steel

Lid

20 ga steel

Unit Specifications

Net Weight

340 lbs

Dimensions

68” L x 24” W x 32” H

Replacement Parts & Accessories

The following are a list of replacement or add-on parts for this product.

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General

Style

Stationary

Capacity

55 Gallon

Fuel Type

Propane

Heat Type

Direct Fire

Heat Output

50,000 BTU

Construction

Skin

16 ga steel

Interior

14 ga steel

Lid

20 ga steel

Unit Specifications

Net Weight

340 lbs

Dimensions

68” L x 24” W x 32” H

General

Style

Stationary

Capacity

55 Gallon

Fuel Type

Propane

Heat Type

Direct Fire

Heat Output

50,000 BTU

Build

Construction

14 Ga Steel

Includes

Propane Regulator

Yes

Burner Head

Yes

Propane Hose

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

Ignition Striker

Yes

Propane Bottle

No

Unit Specifications

Net Weight

245 lbs

Dimensions

49"L x 30"W x 43"H

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Shipping Weight
Weight: 410 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 76 in × 32 in × 40 in