Stepp Crack-sealing kettles

Stepp Oil-jacketed Crack-sealing kettles for the heating and application of hot-applied bituminous materials in joint and crack sealing, road construction and maintenance operations.

The Stepp Manufacturing horizontal and vertical kettles are offered in a wide range of tank volumes, from 75 gallon tanks to 440 gallon, with a wide variety of options and configurations to suit the customer's needs and job profile.

The Stepp Manufacturing kettles have earned their reputation as being the most easy to operate and maintain, reliable and efficient kettles on the market.


Features and configurations:

  • Available tank volumes: 75 gal, 125 gal, 180 gal, 280 gal, 440 gal
  • The kettle design allows complete removal of the contents and agitation of the material until the tank is empty.
  • Safety loading chute allows splash free loading of material into the kettle, with easy loading and access for cleaning and maintenance through a hinged hood.
  • Highly efficient full flow heat exchanger. 350,000 BTU fuel oil (diesel) heating system. Automatic temperature controls.
  • Control panel gauges are easy to read.
  • Auger type agitator with a variable speed hydraulic motor (in horizontal kettles), allowing rotation in either direction at speeds from 0 to 170 RPM.
  • Powerful Kubota diesel engines (model D1105-E4B on the horizontal kettles, Z482-E on vertical). 30-gallon fuel tank equipped with fuel guage, shall be provided.
  • Pumping system with reversible suction.
  • Insulated, heated, rotating overhead delivery boom.
  • Electric brakes.
  • Each base unit includes: Diesel Burner, Heated Overhead Boom with 8' or 12' Hose and Wand, Automatic Temperature Controls, Pumping System, Agitator and 2 Light LED System.
  • Additional options are offered based on customer requirements, including: Air compressor, heat lance, and others.
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