60 Gallon immersed tube bitumen boiler mounted on a fast tow trailer, with indicator and reflectors built onto the frame. A bucket step provided a safer height to decant the bitumen. This boiler was unique at its time using a ‘kettle design’ firing the heat into tubes within the pan that subsequently heated the bitumen more effectively.
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Over the years Horrods have designed a range of different types, styles and mechanical handlingto provide solutions where clients have requested them for their projects.Below are some of the examples that have been designed to make life easier!
Standard Asphalt & Bitumen Equipment
A Standard bitumen boiler mounted on a flat top truck fitted with specialist heatshield to protect the LPG cylinder, and a bucket step to the rear. Designed to move the bitumen boiler around a site, never on a road. The Bitumen boiler itself has a half-hinged lid, with an immersed outlet tap to decant the materials. (below, a twin unit) designed for site use only.
The bucket heater was originally designed to replace the very dangerous pracise of operatives incivil engineering, using a ‘camping stove’ to heat bitumen in buckets. Balancing basic buckets on this exposed flame precariously, to use the materials for banding/bonding on roads/motorways in UK.Since, it has become a very versatile, and far safer optio. Designed in the Horrod tradition, with safety first!As with most designs, this product maintains the heat in the material necessary for the job when a largerunit, such as an asphalt mixer, or hot air rubber melter, etc., are unable to be accomodated due to theUsed at sites with more confined space the material is conveyed from the ‘melter/mixer’via a bucket (lidded buckets are also availble) to the heater which then maintains theheat within the material until the operatives are able to use it.
Standard Bitumen Boilers10-50 Gallon Capacity are still utilisedwithin the area of roofing on smallerprojects.These boilers are either single ordouble skin cases the latter providinga better shield to maintain the heatwithin the pan.
Asphalt Cauldron and accessories.The 10½ cwt Cauldron (illustrated), is a 2 piececase, housing a conical pan which is used with a false pan bottom.The sizes available:2 piece case cauldrons: 10½ cwt | 4½ cwtSingle case 2½ cwt
Asphalt Patching PotAs its name suggests, the patching pot isa small portable unit that permits the user tocover the smaller jobs/areas needed to finishor even repair on site.
Standard Asphalt BucketThe standard bucket provides a method of transportfor asphalt from a-b (pot/mixer/cauldron) to laying point.The bucket is made from a heavy spun steel in a single piecewith a tipping handle at the midline, and the carry handlebeing attached to lugs welded securely either side.Special Asphalt Bucket (left) This bucket is fortified with a striker bar and band making it a lot more harder wearing.
Accessories Asphalt Equipment
Bitumen LadleUsed on smaller sites for decanting bitumen from aboiler.
The crimple roller is a device used on laid hot asphaltto create a tactile surface. It is a solid ‘roller’ with along fitted handle and reverse elevation bar.
Our bitumen boilers are used in many industries: Sterlising cutlery, Shellfish cooking, and even fishing bait in the form of boilies.