Python 5000+ Pothole Patcher

The Python 5000+ has the same great patching abilities as our tried and true Python 5000. The Python 5000+, however, features a Tier 4, Cummins engine to meet current environmental standards. It can repair potholes in nearly all weather conditions, at a fraction of the time and a fraction of the cost of other methods. It keeps road workers safe and protects vehicles and drivers from damage and injury caused by poorly maintained roads.

The Python 5000+ makes long-lasting repairs using standard asphalt mixes – either hot or cold and has the unique ability to make continuous repairs to long cracks and joins in the road. One person can keep your roads in good repair all year round. Don’t wait for spring and perfect weather. Repair those potholes before they grow!

  • Pothole Patcher

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

  • Pothole Patcher

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

  • Asphalt Repair

    The Python 5000 compacts the patch with 62 lbs/linear inch pressure to make a long-lasting repair.

  • Pothole Patcher

    Don’t wait for the asphalt plants to open to tend to those dangerous potholes. With the Python, cold mix can be used just as effectively.

  • 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

    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

    Make a finished, completed repair to the average pothole in less than two minutes.

  • Safe Pothole Repair

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

  • Pothole Patcher

    The operator quickly learns how much asphalt is required to repair each pothole.

  • Pothole Patcher

    The operator has a clear view of the working area

  • Pothole Patcher

    The operator has easy access to the hopper via a retractable ladder

  • Safety

    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
  • 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 hot, and warms cold mix asphalt
  • Operator stays in the cab for a safer and more comfortable working environment
  • Clear visibility for the operator


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  • Gross Weight - 28,120 lbs. (12,760 kg)
  • Curb weight: 17,900 lbs. (8,120 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: 3.5 in. (89 mm)
  • Fan Diameter: 23 in. (584 mm)


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


  • Tilt Power Steering


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


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

CAPACITY (approx)

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


  • Manufacturer: Cummins QSB 4.5, EPA Tier 4 Final
  • Power Rating: 173 HP (129 kW)@2500 rpm
  • Peak Torque: 520 lb.ft. (705 N-m) @ 1500 rpm 
  • Displacement: 275 cu. in. (4.5 litres)


  • 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 Shock Absorbers


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


  • 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