Pothole Patcher

Python 5000 Pothole Patcher

The Python 5000 is for use outside of North America and Europe, in locations that do not have access to Ultra-Low Sulfer Diesel Fuel.

The Python 5000 is a self-propelled pothole patching machine that will save you money while keeping your streets and roads well-maintained. It will make long-lasting patches using standard asphalt mixes, and it has the unique ability to make continuous repairs to long cracks and joins in the road. One person can easily carry out the entire patching operation without ever leaving the comfort and safety of the operator’s cab.

  • Pothole Patcher

    When you keep your streets in good repair, you can postpone resurfacing the road for years.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The working arm extends out 4’ and 6’ from side to side.

  • Asphalt Repair

    Fill up with asphalt at your nearest asphalt plant, or load the hopper with cold mix, using a front-end loader. The Python 5000 will keep the asphalt at the ideal temperature by circulating exhaust around the double-walled hopper.

  • Pothole Patcher

    Don’t wait to tend to those dangerous potholes. The Python 5000 can repair your roads in nearly all types of weather.

  • Pothole Patcher

    Drive quickly to the job site where you can repair those emerging potholes before they get to be a big problem.

  • Pothole Patcher

    All operations are controlled from inside the cab with a joystick.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The operator has an excellent view of the working arm and the road.

  • Pothole Patcher

    An on-board ladder provides easy access to the hopper.

  • Safe Pothole Repair

    The operator has safe and easy access to the hopper

  • Pothole Patcher

    The Python 5000 is maneuverable and able to take on narrow city streets.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The Python 5000 has the unique ability to repair long cracks in the road in one continuous operation.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The Python 5000 compacts the patch with 88.8 lbs/linear inch pressure to make a long-lasting repair.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The operator can deliver a precise amount of asphalt to the pothole

  • Safely Repair

    Safely repair your high-traffic streets and roads without closing them.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The repair produced by a Python 5000 will often out-last the surrounding road.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The large arrow board clearly alerts traffic to the presence of the Python 5000.


  • Fast patching -- the average hole can be patched in just two minutes
  • Quality patches -- hydraulic pressure controlled roller provides quality compaction and a permanent patch that will outlast the surrounding surface
  • Repairs utility cuts and long cracks in one continuous operation - channeling the asphalt into the crack and compacting it on-the-go
  • Works in sub-zero temperatures or in rain
  • Travels at highway speeds to and from job site
  • All functions controlled from inside the cab by a single joystick
  • Multi-axis working arm gives full range of control - side to side, forward or reverse
  • Working arm extends to 4 feet from under the cab, with 6 feet of side-to-side motion
  • Exact amount of asphalt is delivered to the exact location
  • Dispenses all standard hot or cold asphalt mixes
  • Keeps hot asphalt and warms cold mix asphalt
  • Operator stays in the cab for a safer and more comfortable working environment
  • Clear visibility for driver/operator


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  • Gross weight - 28,220 lbs. (12,800 kg)
  • Curb weight: 18,000 lbs. (8,170 kg)
  • Wheel base: 114 in. (2,896 mm)
  • Overall width: 101 in. (2,565 mm)
  • Overall height: 120 in. (3,048 mm)
  • Overall length (boom in): 256 in. (6,502 mm)


  • Liquid Cooled Permanent Antifreeze
  • Radiator Front Area: 455 Sq. in. (2936 sq cm)
  • Radiator Thickness: 3 in. (76 mm)
  • Fan Diameter: 20 in. (508 mm)


  • Front Tire Size: 11R22.5
  • Rear Tire Size: 315/80/R22.5


  • Tilt Power Steering


  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, Hydraulic Assist Power Brakes with Electric Fail-Safe System


  • Fuel Gauge, Battery Voltage, Tachometer, Hour Meter, Speedometer, Odometer, Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Hydraulic Oil Pressure, Hydrostatic Pressure

CAPACITY (approx)

  • Asphalt: 9,920 lb. (4,500 kg)
  • Tack Oil: 50 Gallons (189 litres)
  • Water Tank: 25 Gallons (95 litres)
  • Chemical: 15 Gallons (57 litres)


  • Manufacturer: John Deere 4045 HF 485, EPA Tier 3
  • Power Rating: 173 HP (129 kW) @2400 rpm
  • Peak Torque: 476 lb.ft.(645 N-m) @ 1500 rpm 
  • Piston Displacement: 275 cu. in. (4.5 L)


  • Hydrostatic Drive System, Capable of 55 mph (90 km/hr) unless limited to comply with local regulations.


  • 69 Gallons (261 Litres)


  • 2 Stage Dry Type


  • Steerable Drive Axle, Leaf Spring Suspension w/ Air Bag


  • 62 lbs./linear inch (11 kg/linear inch)


  • Leaf Spring Suspension with Air Bag


  • Heater and Air Conditioner
  • Air Ride Operator Seat
  • Training Seat


  • Alternator: DC 12V 100A
  • Battery: DC 12V 3 x 800 CCA
  • Horn: Standard


  • Headlights with Hi/Low Beam & Integrated Signal Lights Combination Turn/Tail/Brake and Backup Lights, Side Marker Lights, Rear ID Lights, Front Strobe Lights, Cab Mounted Work Lights