Falcon MINI Asphalt Recycler & Hot Box Reclaimer
“Versatile Asphalt Maintenance Equipment – An Asphalt Recycler and an Asphalt Hot Box Reclaimer in one”
Like all of Falcon’s equipment, the 1/2-ton and 1-ton MINI slip-in is versatile: it is both an asphalt recycler and an asphalt hot box reclaimer in one. The MINI can be used to recycle virgin uncompressed asphalt left over after a paving / patching job or asphalt chunks and millings torn up from the road. It is also used to haul and keep hot mix asphalt heated that was purchased from the plant or heat cold patch / cold mix asphalt. The versatility of the Falcon MINI will allow the end user to avoid hauling asphalt in the back of an unheated truck bed with an asphalt tarp cover since asphalt begins to harden in less than 3 hours and will go to waste.
The propane fired Falcon MINI is perfect for smaller repairs such as residential and commercial parking lots and hard to reach places such as bike paths, nature trails, golf course paths, zoo paths, etc. The Falcon MINI is the smallest unit in Falcon’s line of versatile asphalt maintenance equipment.
The 1/2-ton MINI slip-in model weighs only 500 pounds empty and 1,500 pounds fully loaded, this smaller MINI can easily be transported in a pickup truck bed, small trailer or in the back of a Kubota utility vehicle and other utility vehicles like the John Deere Mule or John Deere Gator. Another popular application is mounting the 1/2-ton MINI on an air vacuum excavation truck bed that is used for pavement repair during sub-surface utility engineering projects such as potholing to safely locate underground utilities.
(Pictured here is a 1/2-ton MINI mounted on an air vacuum excavation truck for potholing)
Do not be fooled by its size. A Falcon MINI is designed to 1) recycle asphalt chunks and millings, 2) hold hot mix overnight and 3) heat cold mix / cold patch asphalt. It is the perfect companion to an infrared heater. The MINI provides just the right amount of asphalt for infrared pavement heater repairs when not needing a larger asphalt recycler & hot box from Falcon. For a cost-effective in-place recycle and repair with an infrared unit, a user can add recycled asphalt from a MINI to a recycled infrared pavement patch.
The MINI unit is triple walled and insulated. It comes with a vinyl tarp cover and a removable material unloading door. The floor of the MINI asphalt recycler / asphalt hot box reclaimer is constructed of a one-piece steel plate. The MINI design is compact and effective for smaller asphalt repair needs.
The Falcon MINI is simple to use.
Add the 24-hour timer and battery charger package options to follow 6 simple steps to cost-effective asphalt recycling:
Step 1. Park the MINI outside of a building
Step 2. Load hopper with reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) or millings and add rejuvenator to material (if necessary)
Step 3. Ensure the propane fuel tank is full
Step 4. Plug in the battery charger to a working 110v outlet
Step 5. Set the 24-hour timer (to start the recycling process at the desired time – typically four hours of recycling time is required)
Step 6. Set the automatic temperature controller to 290-350 degrees Fahrenheit[*]
(Picture of 1/2-ton MINI with battery charger and 24-hour timer set-up)
In about four hours you will have a hopper full of recycled hot mix asphalt to make pothole or smaller utility cut repairs. Recycling asphalt in the MINI will save time, money, and give you the ability to make permanent hot mix asphalt repairs year round. Take advantage of left over asphalt material by not throwing it away but stockpiling it for later use. In addition to the savings of recycling asphalt waste, the Pathway will also allow you to avoid making temporary repairs with high-cost cold mix / cold patch asphalt and allow you to make permanent year-round hot mix repairs.
(MINI loaded with RAP before asphalt recycling)