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What does the hot box process involve?


ND Brown’s 26-tonne GVW Econ Roadmender Hot Box hire truck has a capacity of 5 cubic metres with a hydraulic breaker part and thermostatically controlled gas system.

Its features include a tow bar, reverse camera, beacon bar and chapter 8 which is available for short to long term hire.

For this blog, we will talk you through the hotbox process.

The Hot Box Hire Truck Process Explained

Our Roadmender uses conduction convection heating, which provides contractors with quantities of bagged hot-mix asphalt as a cost-effective alternative to cold-lay materials.

You will fill the box up with large amounts of bagged material and set the thermostat to the desired temperature. It will heat for a number of hours and then the material will be ready to lay.

While most cold lay materials cost much more than hot mix asphalt, which is designed for the Roadmender.

The truck can also provide additional savings which enable you to reheat leftover material that has gone cold.

Because of its 26 tonne capacity, the Roadmender is also capable of maintaining asphalt temperatures for up to 2 days and will also reclaim/reheat excess or leftover asphalt after it has cooled down. This means you won’t have to buy more asphalt than you need, to keep just half of it warm.

What are the applications for hotbox trucks?

Here are some examples of applications for hot box trucks –

  • Large potholes
  • Wide cracks or crack sealing
  • Asphalt/concrete seam repair
  • Alligator cracks
  • Manhole/drain repair
  • Level bridge approaches
  • Bridge deck/joint repairs
  • Repair depressions, ruts and low pavement

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any questions about ND Brown’s range of hotbox hire trucks, please do not hesitate to contact us now.

All of our hot box trucks are maintained to the highest levels and are available for hire throughout the country.

About ND Brown

ND Brown Ltd is a specialist independent truck rental and sales company of over 40 years’ standing. Owned and operated by the same dedicated management team since its inception, ND Brown’s efforts are focused on supplying the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance industries with high-quality modern HGV vehicles for both short and long-term self-drive hire.

From our sales division, we also sell a wide, but specialised range of new and used commercial vehicles.

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