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An asphalt distributor truck is a truck that pours asphalt on a road. It can also heat and spray the asphalt or asphalt products to provide equal distribution. Such products include asphalt cutbacks, asphalt rejuvenators, asphalt primers, and asphalt emulsion tack coat. Because of their size, these trucks are best for large jobs such as parking lots, state roads, subdivisions, and city streets. Distributor trucks keep you from having to take multiple trips to refill at the asphalt plant. Asphalt tanks are available for smaller tasks like driveways and patching, as they may be better suited to maneuver in tight spaces.
Trucks meant for the distribution, spraying, and spreading of asphalt are designed to heat the material efficiently and accurately. They haul, store, pour, and spray the material. Because of their multiple uses, these trucks have a unique design. They usually have a tank to hold the asphalt product. Tanks typically hold between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons. They also have a rear-mounted spray bar to provide precise and even application.
Distributor trucks do come equipped with spray wands to tackle smaller application needs. There are different sized spray nozzles available to accommodate each type of job. Each provides its own unique application rate. Using the wrong nozzle won’t provide the proper coverage due to the asphalt being too thin or too thick. The nozzles are designed to spray in a V pattern to provide overlapping distribution in order to get the most thorough coating. Fortunately, the owner’s manual of the asphalt distributor truck you choose will help you to determine which is the correct nozzle to use for each job.