Why Python® is better.

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

Labour RequiredAverage Time To RepairRoad BlockingWork Safety


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


Here are studies and articles demonstrating the superiority of Python®.


California Transportation Study [1]
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.

The Python 5000 takes what used to be a six-step job requiring a multiple-man team that could take hours and completes it in two minutes with a single operator. Sounds pretty simple: blast rock/water/dirt out of the pothole with a shot of air, wait for operator to spray oil (so the asphalt will bond), pour asphalt, tamp down with big scary robot arm.

PAVEMAN PRO Article [3]
No matter how you calculate it, a town or city can see substantial savings – in saved lives, reduced resurfacing costs and reduced cost of vehicle repairs for its citizens – by simply investing in a Python 5000 pothole patcher.

[1] “Continued Evaluation of Pothole Patching Equipment, Materials, and Processes" California Department of Transportation, June 2014.
[2] "Python Truck Fixes Potholes in Two Minutes Flat" POPULAR SCIENCE, Mar 2012.

[3] “Saving Money With A Python 5000 Pothole Patcher" Pavemanpro.com, Apr 2011.