Archive for August, 2010

Daytona Big Block Retractables

August 26, 2010

We’ve heard a lot of questions asking about the difference between the Daytona Big Block and the Daytona Big Block HD.  Well, after scratching our heads, we got to the bottom of it.  The HD version has a heavier duty snap hook, and is now the de facto standard.

The Daytona features:

  • Priced 20% less than like-in-kind units
  • Easy to carry
  • High strength composite cable guide
  • Stainless steel and non-corrosive components
  • Quick-action braking system
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.
  • Proprietary ABS reinforced housing
  • Meets or exceeds all OSHA and ANSI standards
  • Comes with swivel top, carabiner and tag line
  • Can be ordered with rebar hook
  • Reflective 3M stickers for easy recognition

1. Quality: The internal components of this retractable lifeline are comprised of high-end materials. The special coated brake pawl bolts are heat treated, grade 8 and impervious to salt water contamination.

2. Value: Other retractables of this quality are priced 20% or more higher than ours. Guardian’s Daytona Big Block brings our distributors and end users a better value than the competition, yet the quality is high-end.

3. Durability: The proprietary ABS housing is reinforced with an inner brace which provides greater durability. Internal components are made of aluminum, treated steel, and stainless steel parts. Critical parts are machined and void of any plastic components.


  • Pawls: 304 stainless steel
  • Reel Body: Aircraft grade machined aluminum
  • Brake Ring: Aluminum bronze
  • Anchorage Connection: Zinc plated alloy steel carabineer (5,000 min. tensile strength)
  • Snap Hook: Zinc plated alloy steel snap hook (5,000 min. tensile strength)
  • Housing: High strength polycarbonate
  • Housing Bracket: Precision laser cut zinc coated steel
  • Cable Construction: 12 strand galvanized or stainless steel
  • Weight: Less than 22 lbs
  • Capacity: 310 lbs or 400 lbs with attached shock pack
  • Standards: Exceeds Z359.1-2007

Remember, with 2 West Coast locations, Roofmaster is the local choice for repairs and recertification of Guardian’s Edge, Daytona, 3-Way, Yellow Jacket and Big Block Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL).  Armadillos are currently required to be repaired and recertified at Guardian’s headquarters.  We stock the parts and components in order to facilitate a 24 hour turn-around from receipt of a Purchase Order.


Metal Fabrication Shop

August 17, 2010

Did you know that Roofmaster provides various metal fabrication services and products to a variety of industries?

Services and Products include:

  • Product Development
  • Prototyping
  • Component Manufacturing
  • Complete Manufacturing (Turnkey)
  • Assemblies
  • Finishing
  • Delivery
  • Tube Bending and Fabrication
  • Welding (Aluminum, Stainless Steel, M.I.G., T.I.G., and Spot Welding)
  • Laser Art (including Signage in script or box lettering – some logos included)

Operations Include:

  • Laser Cutting (1/4″ x 100″ x 100″)
  • Welding (Aluminum, Stainless Steel, M.I.G., T.I.G., Spot)
  • Grinding
  • Tube Fabrication
  • Threading
  • Forming
  • Punching
  • Rolling
  • Shearing and Sawing
  • Drilling and Tapping
  • Painting (Electro Static Spray Gun – Water Based paint)
  • Assembly and Packaging
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • CAD/CAM With DXF Conversions

We are also certified for most small engine repairs at our Monterey Park plant.

We have built one-off’s and do OEM work such as hydraulic power packs and concrete screeds.  We’ve manufactured components for security and aerospace industries.  We’ve built products for Waterproofing, Highway Repair Equipment,  even Solar Panels and components.  We can assemble industrial hose, from high PSI hydraulic or material hose, to LPG hose.  We’re also able to service and sell Kawasaki Mules.

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