Bergkamp Pivot Tack System for FP5 Flameless Pothole Patcher eliminates tripping hazards and keeps tack off of equipment
Tack that is sprayed into potholes to increase adhesion within a patch can also adhere to equipment hoses. In addition, the hoses can present jobsite tripping hazards. To address these common issues, Bergkamp Inc. has engineered a new Pivot Tack/Air Hose System for its FP5 Flameless All-In-One Pothole Patcher. Located at the back-right side of the FP5's hopper body, the system's pivoting arm holds the original tack hose off of the ground and parallel to the hopper, locked in place for transporting with a spring-loaded pin.
When in use, the pivot arm also locks into position, allowing the operator to keep the hose suspended and off of the ground. This eliminates a trip hazard, as well as the chance of dragging the hose through wet tack.
The pivot arm and hose system has a 180-degree pivot capability, and provides approximately 20 feet of overall extended reach with the tack wand. A retrofit Pivot Tack/Air Hose System can be mounted on existing FP5 Pothole Patchers.
The company says that the updated Pivot Tack/Air Hose System is one of the many ways in which Bergkamp Inc. strives improve the customer experience by reducing the amount of time it takes to clean equipment and providing a secure location, out of traffic, for the tack wand.
The FP5 All-In-One Pothole Patcher not only carries all of the necessary equipment needed for a full day of pothole repair work, but allows your crew to work safely and efficiently.