Archive for November, 2011

Electrical Contractor Goes Mobile!

November 11, 2011

Roofmaster has been producing its versatile 4-wheel trailer for more than 40-years for the roofing industry. It’s made of 2” heavy-duty steel channel, has wide flotation tires, and can hold up to 2000 lbs. Innovative contractors in many other construction trades have discovered how to convert this material handling equipment with a little customizing to a giant work tool that’s saving them $$$, time and effort!

A Roofmaster customer (industrial supply house) recently purchased nine (9) trailers for one of their customers.  When inquired why they had bought so many trailers, they confessed they had an electrical contractor that bought them regularly for his crews to navigate wire, conduit, and other electrical items around jobsites. The trailers are strong enough to carry any weight they can put on it and feature a 30″ x 60″ deck that can accommodate rear forklift loading. They are also very sturdy (will not tip over), and are narrow enough to go through doorways, go on elevators, and navigate though just about any jobsite. You can also get a trailer with non-flat lite tires so you’ll never have another flat tire on the job!

This contractor welded brackets to unspool wire, hold conduit, boxes to hold electrical supplies, etc. The trailers become mobile toolboxes & workbenches. We also provide bolt-on accessories such as dump hoppers, and barrel holders.

Other trades that have discovered the versatility of Roofmaster’s trailers are concrete contractors, plumbers, drywall (remove the four pegs and easily maneuver sheets of drywall on a flat surface), framers (4’ x 8’ sheets of plywood), landscapers, lumberyards, etc. We also have a larger, 30″ x 72″ trailer that’s great for hauling larger drywall or plywood sheets, and an extendable trailer for longer roll goods.


If you have material or equipment handling issues, contact Roofmaster to discuss your problems.


HVAC Contractor thinks outside the Box!

November 1, 2011

Roofmaster was recently contacted by an HVAC contractor on our PRO400 Platform Hoists. Seems he was looking for something to raise HVAC units up onto roofs (small to medium sizes) instead of having to rent a crane. He had already practically designed his own equipment and was ready to build his own unit when he tried looking online one more time and found our website and discovered our platform hoists would do the job. No sense in reinventing the wheel!

He is now using this hoist to lift HVAC units up to the roof saving him lots of scheduling time (no cranes required), $$$, and installation time. He loads his units onto a sheet of plywood (on to the unit’s fold down forks) and easily sends the equipment up to roof edge. He also bought the Pivoting Converting accessory that allows the unit to make a 90o turn to get it onto the roof much more easily.

Platform hoists have been used in the roofing industry for many years by contractors when roof loading equipment is either not accessible, practical, or too expensive to load for smaller jobs. The PRO400 can lift loads up to 400# as low as 12 ft (28 ft unit), or as high as 40 ft. (44 ft unit). These units can be used indoors (electrical motor version) in warehouses, construction sites, etc., where cranes, forklifts, or other lifting equipment make not be possible, and outdoors (gas engines), to lift materials or equipment to higher elevations.

If you have material or equipment handling issues, contact Roofmaster to discuss your custom problems.

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