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Infrared Asphalt Heater P200 12 sq ft
- Heats asphalt to insure better repair bonding
- Perfect for localized area or long cracks
- 200,000 BTU Propane heater
- Ceramic fiber infrared heating surface
Using Infrared Asphalt Heating equipment is probably the most effective application in the repair of asphalt potholes and soft spots. When used properly this handy piece of equipment will substantially minimize the amount of time on the job and deliver excellent results.
This is because the high-intensity heat from the Asphalt Heater penetrates and softens the existing pavement allowing it to be raked and easily removed. It also only heats the area being repaired and minimizes damage to the surrounding pavement because you can simply set the heater directly on top of the damaged area.
If your repairing potholes or softened pavement without an Infrared Asphalt Heating Machine, then you're probably sawing the area, then removing chunks using a skid loader and risking damage to the good pavement surrounding the bad area not to mention hauling off what would otherwise be "Usable Material". While cutting a square and removing the old asphalt around the bad area is usually acceptable for small repairs, most professionals performing larger jobs might want to look into the Heating and Reclamation process. This is especially true for municipalities and universities who are on a budget and need to find ways to save money. Performing the infrared asphalt heating reclaiming method will save hundreds of dollars over time, allowing that money to be spent on other projects.
The absolute best way to properly repair a pothole is to heat the work area, allowing the heat to penetrate from the Infrared rays, rake, and shovel out the damaged area, and throw the old asphalt into an Asphalt Hot Box allowing it to mix with new asphalt.
Not only will this allow you to use less material, haul less material, and make you more money, it makes the job go faster and creates much better joints because of the etching that occurs that helps seal the joint seams of the pavement.
Repairing potholes and soft spots in asphalt with an Infrared Asphalt Heating system such as our HDE200 system is just good business and will give you a professional edge over the company that does not use an asphalt heater.
Our Infrared Asphalt Heater is a "True Infrared" heater while some of our competitors only offer "Blue Flame" and you should be aware of these important differences.
Why is it important to use a real "Infrared Heating System"?
While a blue flame is generally hotter than infrared, hotter is not better in this application.
Infrared is known for "Deep Heating" and this is extremely important. Blue Flame will heat the surface very quickly but it can take too long to deep-heat the base of the asphalt which will scorch the upper surface ruining the pavement for re-application and mixing with the new asphalt.
In addition to everything, we have discussed so far if you perform spec work or government contract work it is very likely that you will be required to use an infrared asphalt heating system to meet their requirements and specifications.
Using an Infrared Asphalt Heating machine in conjunction with an asphalt hot box and recycler offers the best results, creating professional installations that last much longer.
The average time to heat asphalt is 10 minutes per 1" to 1-1/2" depth. However, there are several things that affect heating time such as:
- Weather conditions
- Type of asphalt mix
- Starting temperature of the asphalt
- Surface color (darker surfaces absorb radiation faster)
- Whether there is rubberized crack sealant present in the areas you are trying to heat
Adjustable 5 - 50 PSI regulator for easy temperature adjustment
Powered by (2) 30 lb tanks (NO BATTARIES OR BLOWERS)
Venturi type gas mixing (No Blowers) with stainless steel hood to protect from wind with built in filter to prevent plugged orfices
Heater frame can easily switch between patching mode to a heating area of 8' x 18" for crack repair
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2.2 US gal / hr (8.2 Liters / hr)
3/8 LPG type III C.S.A. approved hoses with reusable fittings
3 x 4" Steel swivel caster wheels with greaseable high temp bearings and 2 x 4" Steel wheels with brakes
4'L x 18"W (1.22m x 450mm)
Total Heating Area
48”L x 36”W (4’ x 3’)
62”L x 44.5”W x 34.5”H