The heated Asphalt Optimizer is available in 4-ton capacity. Features include a diesel-fired, self-priming 105,000 Btu burner with electronic ignition; a 26-gallon fuel tank; and insulation surrounding the hopper and doors. A digital controller with temperature readout monitors the temperature. It has a 6-inch by 2-inch by 3/16-inch gusseted tubular steel frame. One-quarter-inch steel is used for the hopper box with seamless walls reinforced for structural integrity. The entire load is carried on tandem torsion axles rated at 15,000 pounds. Heavy-duty, 16-inch radial tires with eight-lug wheels are standard along with 12-gauge, flat-top fenders and electric brakes with breakaway protection. The Optimizer can be customized with optional items, including a storage platform for a compactor or other equipment, LED arrow board and weekend timer.
Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group, Plymouth, Minn.
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