All of us at S.T.E. LLC 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 HBT-4 T or M hand applicator.
The HBT-4 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-4 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 aluminum basket is provided to hold reflectors.
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.
Hot bituminous material (400-425°F) is held in the holding tank (capacity 250lbs.) the operator then opens a valve by remote lever to transfer the hot bituminous material, by gravity, to the road surface or the crack to be filled. The operator then closes the valve and goes to the next crack or pushes the applicator ahead and sets the reflector in place.
Caution: do not heat above 435°F.
Get comfortable & become familiar with the entire unit.
Helpful Hints: Monitor the burner flame to see if it shuts down prior to the material reaching proper operating temperature. This phenomenon is not uncommon and occurs due to the fact that the sensing probe is installed on the tank wall where the temperature is higher than the material temperature especially during start-up. Adjust the thermostat to compensate for this deviation. But keep in mind that under this circumstance the burner may not cycle down at the proper temperature. When the desired material temperature is achieved, re-adjust the thermostat until the burner flame goes out. No further adjustment on the thermostat should be required.
Main burner NEVER NEVER use a torch to light burners
Heat resistant gloves and a suitable face shield must be worn for this operation since back-flashes are commonly associated with lighting burners.
|Drawing Ref Num
|Push Handle Assembly
|Main Burner Shroud
|Material Valve Mounting Shaft
|Material Valve Linkage
|Material Valve Actuator Lever
|Material Pot Lid & Door Assembly
|2" Stainless Steel Lid Hinge
|Pointer Assembly Complete With Spring
|Pointer (Aluminum Shaft With Point)
|Pointer Mount (Bolts On Machine)
|Pointer Shaft (Threaded Steel With Washer & Nuts)
|Paddle Shaft Handle
|Paddle Shaft Assembly
|8" Foam Filled Swivel Wheel W/ Mounting Bracket
|Material Pot (With Pivot, Elbows, Bottom Plate and Thermometer Guard Installed)
|2" Aluminum 90 Degree Elbow (One End Cut)
|2" Material Pipe
|2" Material Pipe Coupling
|2" Short Handle Material Valve
|Main Burner Door Assembly
|Complete Front Axle Assembly (Includes 1 Axle, 2 Bearings, 2 Wheels & 2 Spacers)
|Front Main Axle
|Two Bolt Axle Bearing
|Front Black Balloon Tire And Wheel Assembly
|Rear Axle Assembly (Consists Of 2 Wheels & Axle)
|8" Rear Bituminous Applicator Wheel
|High Pressure LP Gas Hose For Manual Machine
|High Pressure LP Gas Hose For Thermostatic Machine
|Main Burner Copper Tube Supply To Valve
|Main Burner Copper Tube Valve to Burner
|Manual Pot Burner Complete With LPG Orifice And Inspirator
|Main Pot Burner For Thermostatically Controlled Machine
|#638-72 LPG Gas Burner Jets For Thermostatic Controlled Burner
|3" Bi-Met 50/500 F&C 18” Stem Swivel Head ½“ NPT Glass Lens
|H/L Insulation Replacement Kit
|¼" Brass Needle Valve
|¼" MPT x ⅜" OD Flare Adapter
|⅜" MPT x ⅜" Flare Adapter
|½ " MPT x ⅜" OD Flare Adapter
|¼" MPT x ⅜" OD Flare Adapter 90 Degree
|⅜ MPT x ⅜ OD Flare Adapter 90 Degree
|⅜" OD Flare Nut
|¼ Breakaway Fitting
|Brass ¼ x Pol Tailpiece And Nut
|Brass ¼ Pol Tailpiece
|Brass Pol Nut
|HP LPG Regulator W/O Handwheel Preset To Factory Spec
|¼" Aluminum Tubing (Per Foot)
|Pilot Burner (Kit)
|Pilot Safety Valve (drilled at factory for R/L hand application)
|Y-200 Regulator (On Thermostatic Applicator Only)
|Thermostatic Control With Knob