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Old 11-20-2018, 05:20 PM   #1
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:30 PM   #2
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We don't have anything that hitech, but we do have the trucks with an arm that sprays the pothole with liquid asphalt and then sprays crushed rock in it.
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Due to the fact that it is a cartoon I doubt they have one either, do they have a link to a real video of on in operation?

I saw on the news sometime ago that Chicago had some sort of boom truck that potholes could be repaired from a single operator sitting in the driver seat. It had some sort of adjustable vacuum arm attachment to suck out the debris and pour a liquid patch into it

Never heard anything since the trial


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Old 11-20-2018, 05:51 PM   #5
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We have something called a pot hole buster
Takes 10 min per hole
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Fixing a pot hole the old fashioned way is realistically a one or two man job. Not sure how or why the city gets 8 people involved everytime.
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That thing does a ****ty job.
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I don't see what holds it together. Looks like they blow it out, then apply liquid asphalt and then a type of rock and then coarse sand. Is the rock something like cold patch?
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I noticed the YouTube category that video is listed under is, Comedy...



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That thing does a ****ty job.
yeah, blows out the chunks and leaves them there.
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I don't see what holds it together. Looks like they blow it out, then apply liquid asphalt and then a type of rock and then coarse sand. Is the rock something like cold patch?
The asphalt sets up and holds it all together.
Just don't drive over it when they first put it down
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That thing does a ****ty job.
Looks crappy too.
When it is done and all set up the patches seem to white colored for some reason.
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Looks crappy too.
When it is done and all set up the patches seem to white colored for some reason.
I have a friend who works for DOT, the last stones they put on it are much lighter to match the worn pavement. 70 % of the time it does work but it is a much softer compound when all finished and the next summer it is melting and as my friend says its better than the cold patch that they throw in a pothole filled with water.
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It shows the drilling bit doesn't cut all the way through. Which it would need to do sometimes. This is where the issues occur after a few rains and driving over.


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It shows the drilling bit doesn't cut all the way through. Which it would need to do sometimes. This is where the issues occur after a few rains and driving over.


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I doubt you could cut through some of the highways here, most are 1 ft thick, many are blacktop over concrete
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I doubt you could cut through some of the highways here, most are 1 ft thick, many are blacktop over concrete


That was residential streets it looked like.


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Why do you need to cut through? Just cut far enough down to remove the defect and refill with new material or a plug as shown.
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trust me they are not using one of those to fix a residential street, not a chance. A residential street if they are lucky gets a couple shovels of cold patch and they drive over it with the truck. They will even do it if the hole is full of water, in the rain.

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