Why Python® is better.

Here's an infographic explaining why Python® is superior to competing products and conventional methods.

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Python® 5000 / 5000+

• Repairs potholes in less than two minutes[1] • Deal with potholes as they appear all year round • Thoroughly compacted repairs outlast the surrounding road • Single operator • Operator stays safely inside the cab and away from traffic • Only requires rolling traffic closure on the busiest highways • Able to work in adverse weather conditions • Non-face-to-face one-person work possible

Conventional Methods

• Inefficient for smaller repairs • Potholes usually left to grow for weeks • Throw-and-go results only temporary • Two to five workers required • Repair crews exposed to the traffic • Road blockages and major traffic restrictions required • Require 1+ hour to use the road after work

Python® 5000 / 5000+

• Genuine asphalt produced with quality controls • Operates well in nearly all weather • Thoroughly compacts up to 30 cm • Clean, compacted patches ready for immediate traffic

Spray patcher

• Inconsistent mix of emulsion & rocks, dependent on operator • Requires good weather • No compaction • Leaves dangerous rocks and messy emulsion behind

California Transportation Study

Evaluating Automatic Pothole Patching Equipment, Caltrans Division of Research, Innovation and System Information (DRISI) February 2015. “During one deployment operation, workers were able to fill 75 potholes and seven longitudinal voids in two hours, demonstrating unprecedented pothole patching productivity and efficiency with minimal impact on roadway traffic by using rolling lane closures.” The research also determined that the repairs produced by the Python® 5000+ outlasted all other methods covered by the study.

[1] “Continued Evaluation of Pothole Patching Equipment, Materials, and Processes" California Department of Transportation, June 2014.