All of us at S.T.E. Inc. Would like to thank you for purchasing one of our Bitumen Applicators. We hope you will appreciate our effort in making this unit as user friendly as possible. We have spent a great deal of time engineering the system to provide the end user with a highly productive tool that will give years of safe reliable operation. Please read this manual carefully and give your unit the care as outlined in the following pages and the system will respond accordingly.
This manual will provide you with the necessary information to operate and maintain your S.T.E. Inc. HBT-3 T or M hand applicator.
The HBT-3 applicator is designed primarily to install hot bitumen material to place reflectors or fill cracks. By design it can be used either left or right handed. The unit by itself has the capability of melting enough bitumen to make it a productive tool.
The HBT-3 has been engineered to meet the ridged demands of the contracting industry, and with a small amount of care and maintenance it will provide years of service with minimal repairs.
The construction of this applicator is primarily lightweight aluminum, and is balanced to enable the operator to maneuver the unit with minimal effort. This maneuverability enables the operator to make very sharp turns and ultimately provides a great deal of flexibility to install reflectors or fill cracks. A removable all-aluminum basket is provided to hold reflectors.
This applicator was designed primarily to install hot thermoplastic that has been transferred into the holding tank from a larger premelter. The unit was not designed to melt large quantities of thermoplastic in the holding tank.
This equipment contains a heating system to heat and keep the bitumen in the holding tank at operating temperature. A thermometer is installed on the top, in view of the operator, for easier material temperature control.
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