If you are a starting asphalt maintenance contractor or want to get started repairing your own asphalt (and maybe do some odd jobs repairing your neighbors’ asphalt), you can invest in this PRO crack repair package.
Included in this package is the RY10 PRO melter, a 2-in-1 crack fill melter and applicator with easy-to-use controls, as well as safety features, improved melting capabilities, a stabilized and protected temperature gauge, and increased efficiency so you can save on propane. With the included half pallet of crackfill, you can fill in 7,200 linear feet of cracks.
This is a good amount of our pro-grade rubberized crack filler for any start-up asphalt entrepreneur, property manager, or maintenance person looking to get into asphalt crack repair. The half pallet has 36 boxes of 30-lb crackfill, which has a shelf life of 5 years. The crackfill stays solid until you melt it in a crackfill melter or kettle. To do this, start up your RY10 with the electric start igniter. Heat the kettle to 350°F and place the cube of crackfill (with the plastic wrapping still on) into your RY10 Pro kettle. In about 10 minutes (which you can spend cleaning out and preparing your cracks for repair), your crackfill should be melted and can be applied onto the asphalt cracks.
Agitation lever for on-the-fly mixing
4 wheels to facilitate turning on a dime
Easy to maneuver, easy to operate
Easy start with electric start igniter
Heats up faster and uses less propane than other propane-fired melters
You get 6.7 linear ft of coverage per pound of crackfiller. This means you get 200 linear ft per 30 LBS box of crackfiller. 7,200 linear feet per half pallet of thirty six 30 LBS boxes and 15,000 linear feet with a pallet including seventy five 30 LBS boxes.
How often should I clean my crack repair machine?
It's good to clean it out completely after 5 uses; otherwise there is a possibility of charring rubber in areas where there may be multiple layers of rubber built up.
To clean it, heat it up and scrape it out with a scraper on a broom handle. Then start fresh with a brand new box of crackfill.
What should the pavement temperature be to crack fill?
You can fill cracks as long as the pavement is 40°F or warmer. If it is colder but you need to fill cracks, use a heat lance to heat the pavement up before you apply it.
What temperature does the crackfiller need to be to flow?
The best temperature for heating your material to is 380 - 400°F (193 - 204°C) ; any higher than 400°F may severely damage product. Prolonged heating can also damage the product - heat it only when you are ready to apply it.
How long can I keep unopened crack sealant?
Our crack filler has a shelf life of 10 years unopened. It's why so many of our customers choose to take advantage our half-pallet and pallet offerings: the savings are so high it is worth storing them until you need them. It can be stored outside; just cover it with weather-resistant pallet wrap and keep it out of the sun.
I have left over tar in my machine. Is it okay to leave it there and reheat it at a later time?
Absolutely! You just have to heat it up again when you are ready to use it.
How soon can you drive on newly filled cracks?
As soon as the crackfiller comes down to ambient temperature - sometimes as soon as 30-45 minutes when it is hot, and more quickly in cooler temperatures. Test with a stick: if you push down on the crackfiller and the crackfill doesn't tack to the stick, you're good to drive on it.
After applying crackfill, how soon can you seal coat?
Whether you used liquid cold-pour crack filler or rubberized hot-pour crack filler, it is best to let the product dry completely before applying sealer. Depending on ambient and surface temperatures, the actual drying time of the crack fill can vary. We usually recommend allowing crack fill to dry for 24 to 48 hours before applying sealer.
How many gallons of material does each "block" of rubber melt down to?
Each box of rubberized crack filler contains a 30-lb. cube. When melted, each cube yields about 3.6 gallons of liquefied rubber crackfill. This means that if you own a RY10 Pro, you will need about 3 cubes to fill the 10-gallon capacity of this melter...