Falcon Asphalt Hot Boxes Come with Safety & Health in Mind
A simple definition of safety is the condition of being protected from danger, risk, or injury. Our equipment is designed with just that thought in mind. Users of our machines shouldn’t have to worry about getting injured, and be able to focus on doing the very best pothole or patch repair possible. So what do we put into the design of our machines to make this happen
The rear unloading door handle is located on the curbside. This allows the operator to stand out of traffic when using the door. It also keeps the operator away from hot asphalt when the dump box is raised.
The shovel apron is ergonomically designed to be at the proper height for the operator. There is no bending unreasonably or trying to lift asphalt out of a hopper that is too high, meaning less stress and wear & tear on the operator.
Our dump box models come with two hydraulic cylinders that raise the hopper. Each cylinder acts as a safety backup for the other and the dual design prevents the hopper from twisting if the load is uneven.
Storage of and for various tools are placed curbside for easy and safe access. This includes such items as the tack tank and spray system, a basket for mounting a compactor, a toolbox and tool holders, and even the drinking water cooler. Our patented Voltage Indicator and Protector (VIP) technology and timers are located curbside rear.
Every dump box and trailer offers a variety of lighting options to keep operators safe during transport and repair operations. Arrow boards, backup lights, LED lighting, night work lights and warning lights are all available.
Keeping the operator curbside is a priority. The “control box” is placed for easy, safe access; as well as the top door can be opened curbside.
So not only are Falcon machines the best when it comes to pavement preservation but they are the best in safety design. This is the pride that our designers and engineers put into every Falcon machine.
Chicago suburb uses 6-ton hot box to move away from cold mix,
keep crews busy year-round and perform long-lasting repairs.
When Mike Mahoney, street supervisor for the Village of Winnetka, first began looking at asphalt repair equipment, he thought a 2-ton unit would fit the needs of 12,000 residents living the in Chicago suburb. But with more than 50 miles of roadway within the Village’s jurisdiction, and the nearest asphalt plant located 12 miles away, he determined they needed a bigger, 6-ton solution that could keep asphalt hot all day and reheat cookies for the occasional larger patching jobs.
Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment helps customers build “street cred” one pothole at a time. Now, our customers are joining in on the fun and helping build OUR street cred! Check out these top-notch customer testimonials about our FalconNOW quick ship program.
Jordan Snipes from Snipes Drilling, LLC / GHL
“The FalconNOW quick ship program has a really fast turnaround and got us on the ground running in order to meet our customer’s needs. It’s enabled us to maximize profit and add another facet to our business with patchwork. We turned into a one-stop-shop for contractors, and we couldn’t be happier.”
Bill Peters from the Village of Lemont Department of Public Works
“Our experience with the FalconNOW program actually worked perfectly for our needs. We need board approval to order items over a certain amount, so sometimes the order gets delayed and we end up waiting weeks – sometimes months – to get products. When we ordered with the FalconNOW program, we received our order right away with plenty of time before pothole season. If you need it, you will get it!”
Homer Allen from the City of East Lansing
“The FalconNOW quick ship program is great because we don’t have to wait for a piece of equipment that usually takes months to get. And not only was it delivered quickly, but the customer service follow up to make sure that everything was correct and the way we ordered it was fantastic. Overall, the turnaround time from start to finish is hands down remarkable, and the machine comes complete and ready to work.”
Even our dealers have great things to say about FalconNOW. Check out this testimonial from Jeff MacDonald of AMACO:
“The benefit of the FalconNOW quick ship program is flexibility. Customers are able to consider a wide selection of available options in various machine sizes with what, in our industry, is a fast delivery timeframe. Previously, quick delivery was only available with in-stock units with fixed options – but not with Falcon. Falcon is devoting time and effort into getting machines out to customers quickly with the options they want and need.”