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Bergen County freeholders agree to enlist ‘Pothole Killer’



Bergen County freeholders agree to enlist ‘Pothole Killer’

MARCH 18, 2015, 7:49 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015, 8:05 PM

In the seemingly endless war against potholes, Bergen County officials are bringing back a big weapon: “the Pothole Killer.”

The freeholders voted unanimously to spend up to $60,000 to rent the pothole patching system from Patch Management Inc., a company based in Fairless, Pa.

The vote came after County Executive James Tedesco made a last-minute personal request for the device, which he described as far more effective than the so-called “hot patch” method the county has been using this winter.

The truck costs $9,000 a month to rent. Tedesco said the county was also exploring whether to buy the unit at a cost of about $700,000 and make it available to the 70 towns in the county as a shared service.

Tedesco said the potholes filled by the truck, which the county has used in the past, are guaranteed to stay filled for up to a year if the equipment is used properly.

He said the system had a long snout-like attachment with a compressor that blows out any water in the pothole and dries it.

6 thoughts on “Bergen County freeholders agree to enlist ‘Pothole Killer’

  1. The county should go for it.

  2. Harristown Road in Glen Rock is laughable….

  3. to rent is a bad move, buy it.

  4. big deal the county is going to rent it or buy it. right now all 70 towns need it. so when the hell would ridgewood get it. in the fall. dream on, just like the sweepers they got ten years a go, more smoke up every one’s ass.

  5. Better than the two MRAPs Saudino wanted

  6. the county is a joke. they can not keep up with the county road’s.

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