Get ready for a great season with the AK230 Spray System. This newly redesigned parking lot and driveway sealer spray system let you seal 23,000 square foot of sealer per fill up.
The AK230 Sealcoating Sprayer is designed with the mid-sized contractor in mind. It was redesigned to use Quick-Connect fittings, which allow you to assemble and disassemble the fittings in under a minute! Talk about a time saver when you need to clean or maintain your machine.
The revamped sprayer also features a redesigned engine and pump combination, optimized for perfect power performance providing precise pressure at the tip. This is the perfect spray system for someone sealing commercial parking lots as well as residential driveways. It holds 230 gallons of asphalt sealer, which provides you with 23,000 square feet of coverage with a full tank. The system is designed to work with a refined coal tar sealer and can work with an asphalt emulsion sealer.
23,000 square feet of coverage per tank
2 modes of operation. Mix and spray sealer like a pro
Steel tank and industrial parts mean durability and less down time
Sealcoating Sprayer: Three Modes of Operation Provides Ultimate Performance
#1 Transfer Mode: Attach the transfer kit accessory so that you can transfer asphalt sealcoat from drums to your main sealcoating tank easily. This allows you to keep sealer at your office, home, or job site and simply transfer it over as needed. This allows you to stock up on sealer and always have it available for upcoming jobs without worrying about the plant being closed or having to worry about travel time to and from the plant.
#2 Re-Circulate Mode: Mixing your sealer is now simple. Simply turn the ball valve lever on the top of the pump to re-circulate mode. This will suck sealer from the bottom of your tank into your pump where the impeller will blend the sealer and then return it to the top of the tank. Your sealer will be mixed and ready to apply. Side note: You’ll only need to re-circulate your sealer for approximately two minutes for a full mix.
#3 Spray Mode: Simply turn the ball valve on the top of the pump to “spray” and you can start spraying your sealer evenly on the asphalt surface.
Note: This system works with sealer without sand only – spraying sealer with sand will ruin the pump and engine and will not be covered under warranty.
Coal Tar Emulsion
Asphalt Emulsion (AE): GemSeal, Sealmaster and Neyra sealers only without the addition of any latex additives
This sealcoating spray system includes a Launtop four-stroke engine, 2" centrifugal aluminum pump, solid 11-gauge steel construction, a welded mounting plate, 45 PSI at the gun tip, 50 feet of sealer hose and a sealer spray gun with 3 spray tips, conveniently stored on a curbside welded hose hanger.
Sealcoating Sprayer with Power-Packed Performance
We selected a power-packed Launtop 7HP four-stroke engine and a 2" aluminum pump with standard seals and a cast-iron impeller. Upgrade to a Cast Iron Pump to get heavy-duty Viton seals and a stainless steel wear plate that lasts longer when you're spraying heavy sealer; its smaller priming cavity means it doesn't take as long to prime the pump, either. And if you're a fan of Honda's legendary reliability, you can upgrade your engine to the Honda GX160 5.5HP Engine with recoil start.
Accessorize your sealcoat sprayer to enhance the performance and management of your spray machine.
You can add a filter kit so that you filter out any unwanted chunks and prevent them from blocking the tip of your gun.
Add a hose reel. This keeps your spray hose neat so that you spend less time untangling and more time getting the job done.
You can also add a transfer kit that will allow you to transfer sealer from drums, totes or other sealer sources over to your main tank.
Sealcoating Sprayer: Features at a Glance
(click on the specs tab above for more specific details on this sealer spray system)
230 Gallon Steel Tank: Skid-mounted with a hole drilled in each corner for mounting to your truck or trailer bed. Top lid allows for easy access to the inside of your tank. 23,000 square feet of coverage per full tank of 230 US gallons. The complete tank is leak tested and put through a stringent quality control check so you can be confident you are getting a reliable and excellent working machine.
7 Horse Power Engine: four-stroke with oil sensor alert
Sealcoat Pump: Choose aluminum or cast-iron. It pumps at a rate of 225 gallons per minute. Provides a consistent pressurized fan spray and designed for water-based sealers.
Spray Hoses and Fittings: We selected high-quality spray hoses and fittings to be sure the system isn't springing any leaks. All are leak tested prior to shipping.
Spray Gun: Similar to a pressure washer spray gun. A ball valve gun allows you to be in full control of your sealer flow to the tip. Accurate application with a fan spray that you are in control of at all times. Immediately shut off when releasing the trigger.
Spray Nozzles: Three quick connection spray nozzles are included. Two, Three and Four gallon-per-minute nozzles come with your spray system. They can be swapped off and on your gun with your hands – no tools needed.
Use commercial grade asphalt sealer for your sealcoating sprayer for the best performance and customer feedback. Our spray systems are compatible with the coal tar sealer and asphalt emulsion sealer. They were designed for coal tar material and this is the best quality sealer that we know of in this industry. If you are using sealer from another supplier it may work with our systems, but we cannot guarantee the application of sealer of other companies as we do not know what additives they could have in them. Please call in to discuss with our experts and also talk to your supplier.
Call us for free expert advice or to place your order at 1-866-399-5562.
Yes, simply close the main valve on the bottom of the tote. Disconnect the suction hose from the bottom of the tote and then put that end of the hose in a 5 gallon pail and turn the valve above the pump to spray mode and then start the engine. The pump will suck the water up out of the 5 gallon pail into the pump and down the spray hose out the gun and then spray the water out of the gun back into the 5 gallon pail you just sucked up and you can recirculate it in the pail like this while having the engine on low idle.
Can this system spray sealer with sand in it?
We cannot warranty a system if sand has been used in it as it will wear and ruin the seals. We do however, suggest applying the sand by hand with a grass seeding machine after applying a thin wet coat of sealer and then applying a second coat of sealer over top of the sand layer as a final coat.
Does the system re-circulate as well as agitation systems?
300 gallon metal tanks with sweep agitation blades mostly move the product contents near the outside walls of the storage tank. The heavy paddles usually rotate very slowly and are driven by cumbersome gears, chains, and pulleys. The product near the center of the tank may never even get mixed at all!
To observe this, try this revealing experiment:
First take a can of paint, secondly take a paint stir stick. Now stir the contents using the stir stick only along the inside edge of the paint can slowly. Try to emulate the speed of a paddle moving around the inside of a storage tank. What happens to the contents in the center of the paint can? Hardly moves or mixes at all doesn't it?
The re-circulation system that comes with the AK Tote, Drum, Portable, 130 and 230 Sprayers is absolutely amazing. Your sealer mixes up in 3 to 4 minutes and ready to apply.
What sort of sealer can I spray?
These systems are field-tested with our own brand of Coal Tar asphalt sealer and can be used with specific brands of Asphalt Emulsion sealer. The systems cannot spray sealer with sand.
Coal Tar Emulsion
Asphalt Emulsion (AE): GemSeal, Sealmaster and Neyra sealers only without the addition of any latex additives
We can't guarantee the performance of the systems with other people's sealer because they may add additives that we don't know about that could affect the performance of the pump, hoses, circulation, etc. We use the industry's best-quality sealer and we can assure you that you will not have any issues with it; if you wish to use another brand of sealer please contact the manufacturer to guarantee performance with your spray system.
The sealer is suddenly just trickling out of my spray tip. What caused this?
If a chunk of sealer, a stone, or a rock is blocking the output of the tip, it would create a blockage in the tip that would create a trickle or a pressurized multi-stream spray. Sealer sitting in the tank for a long period of the tank can dry on the side walls and form flakes. These flakes can fall into the rest of the sealer and get suctioned through to your spray tip, causing a blockage.
This usually happens due to the tip clogging or if the tip is worn out past a usable point. Make sure to clean your spray tips after every sealcoat job. Buy new spray tips and invest in a filter kit to prevent clogged spray tips.
What type of engine oil should I use? How much oil is needed?
Any standard 4-stroke motor can be used. Like the ones used for lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.
For Launtop engines, 5W-40 is recommended and you can fill up to the level of oil gauge which is about 0.5 Liter. For Honda engines, you can use 10W-30 or the 5W-30 during the cold season - around 0.55-0.6 Liter depending on the model.
Please refer to the manual included with your purchase.
How do I prime the pump? How often should I do it?
Pump priming is simple. As long as there is constant liquid reaching the pump, it will prime and pump. The less air in the suction hoses the better the pump will prime and work.
When transferring sealer from drums to the main spray system tank make sure the transfer kit hose is completely full of water. Connect the barrel pipe to the transfer kit and then the other end of the transfer kit to the suction port of the pump and make sure the transfer kit hose remains full of water. Put the barrel pipe into the sealer drum. Make sure the ball valve handles are in transfer mode. Start your motor and begin your transfer.
The pump only needs to be primed the first time you use it or if you haven't used your pump for longer than 24 hours. Use 1 gallon of water in the pump through the pump orifice allows the machine to immediately push that liquid through, creating enough force to start pulling sealer from the tank.
If air is hitting your pump at anytime it will lose prime and the chances of burning up your seals are high. Make sure water or sealer is always reaching your pump.
If the pump is leaking between the engine and the motor, it's usually caused when the pump overheats, due to running the pump dry. The main master seal heats up and shrivels up, creating small cracks. Always make sure you run some kind of liquid in your pump, whether it be sealer or water during priming.
My system is not agitating.
You get this when the sealer is too thick and the pump cannot create a prime to circulate the sealer. Dilute it properly to achieve 20 to 30% water dilution.
Use a dipstick to check the level of your sealer at the end of the day and the next time you use your system, just in case of water evaporation (if the levels are different, add enough water to regain the previous sealer level).
Another possible reason could involve the system's ball valve. On the output part of the pump, there's a ball valve that allows you to redirect the sealer to the top of the tank or to the spray gun. If that ball valve is constantly or permanently broken to the spray gun, you wouldn't get recirculation.
Do the 130 Gallon / 230 Gallon systems fit in a pickup truck?
The 130 gallon system fits in trucks as small as Ford Rangers, Chevy S10's, or any full sized pickup truck.
The 230 gallon system fits in full sized pickup trucks like Ford F150's or larger.
Both systems fit in most trailers.
How many sq. feet of asphalt coverage do I get?
The 130 (130 Gallon Capacity) = 13,000 square feet (1,207.74 square meters) of coverage.
The 230 (230 Gallon Capacity) = 23,000 square feet (2,136.77 square meters) of coverage.
How much does the AK230 weigh when full?
If you have the aluminum pump, it weighs 2930 when full with 230 gallons of sealer. With the cast iron pump, it is 2955 lbs. (Calculate the weight of sealer at 10lbs per gallon.)
Does this machine runs with slurry liquified asphalt?
No, it only works with refined coal tar emulsion. Slurry seal is only used with air operated units or in 99% of the cases applied with a squeegee and brush because of its viscosity.
Hello i bought a ak spray sytem and the filter kit.can you please tell me where i attach the filter kit thanks.
We recommend that you have the filter "pointing" down, that way gravity will help move particulates out of the way of the main flow.
The filter connects to the output port of the pump, and then your spray hose connects to the filter kit. Steps on how to assemble the Filter Kit:
Insert filter into main valve, close camlocks, insert cotter pins
Insert spray hose into other end of filter, close camlocks, insert cotter pins.
How do I remove or clean off the sealer stain when it dried out?
It's best to always have a bucket of soap and water handy. If there are stains, try an orange based hand cleaner available at any auto parts store. Apply to the overspray and let it work in for several minutes before removing with soapy water. You may have to repeat this application several times.
How do I install the seal replacement kit on my spray system?