Crafco’s latest innovations: the Work Area Camera and Driver Alert System, improve safety and add visibility to any work area when operating a Crafco Super Shot™ Series melter, Patcher II, or an EZ Series II melter.
The recognized leader in preservation and modified-asphalt science introduces two new equipment innovations for its melter/applicators that have improved crack sealing operations for contractors and agencies.
Crafco’s new Work Area Camera improves crew safety and efficiency by providing a driver towing any Super Shot™ Series, Patcher II, or EZ Series II melter with instant feedback on crew location. The waterproof backup camera with infra-red night vision attaches to the rear of the melter, while the 5” LED Digital monitor’s handy suction cup mount easily adheres to the towing truck’s windshield. The Work Area Camera is simple to set up, providing live, wireless transmission so the driver can see what’s happening in and around the melter in real-time.
The new Driver Alert System allows a crew member operating an applicator wand a more effective and efficient way to communicate with the team and driver towing any Super Shot™ or EZ Series II melter with an electric heated hose. A signaling device similar to a vehicle backup alarm, Crafco’s Driver Alert System releases a short, high-pitched tone that signals the crew and driver to move forward, stop, accelerate, or slow down.
The new Driver Alert System is powered by a conveniently located wireless switch easily adjustable to the operator’s dominant hand. “Crafco melter/applicators consistently answer pavement preservation challenges through innovation,” said Crafco VP National Sales & Marketing, Tom Kelly. “Our Work Area Camera and Driver Alert System are two new equipment innovations that work to support safe and efficient crack sealing operations for contractors and agencies alike.”
The engineering team at Crafco continues to develop new and innovative features for its melter/applicators, redefining what it means to crack seal safely and effectively.