Self-propelled Roofing Trailer Designed to Increase Durability

Equipter has upgraded its flagship product, the RB4000 lift, a self-propelled roofing trailer that decreases cleanup time by up to 80 percent. The changes, which were implemented into production earlier this year, include:

  • Engine door: A thicker design and stronger hinge for increased reliability
  • Ignition switch & control panel: Ignition moved to the operator’s stand for easy startup, while the control panel was reconfigured for convenient operation
  • Front axle: Redesigned attachment assembly for increased strength
  • Storage compartments: Storage for track mats, outrigger pads, and roof chutes updated for easier access and use

“We started out as roofers ourselves, so we know firsthand how important it is for contractors to have equipment engineered for the way they work,” says Marketing Director Sam Beiler. “Our team made these tweaks so the RB4000 lift would be even easier to use. As a result, roofers can focus on getting the job done even faster.”

For more information, visit www.equipter.com.

Versatile Machine Notches and Hems Metal Panels

Eave Master from Swenson Shear The Eave Master from Swenson Shear can notch and hem panel eaves in seconds. According to the company, it provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use on commercial jobs. The Eave Master features an adjustable table to accommodate panel widths between 12 inches and 24 inches. The inch ruler on the notchers allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, and it features quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine weighs 150 pounds and can be lifted by two people.

The Swenson Shear team custom designed the Eave Master for commercial roofing. Just like the SnapTable Pro, this tool can match any manufacturer’s panel profile. This is the newest tool in the company’s standing seam product line. This specialized product is made with top-of-the line stainless steel metal.

“Our goal is to have tools for everyone in the roofing industry that will simplify the work, add safety, quality and value to their team,” said Swenson Shear’s National Sales Manager, Morgan Aue.
To see a video of the tool in action, click here.

For more information, visit https://www.swensonshear.com/.

New Powered Pallet Truck Offers Higher Lift Capacity

Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has launched a new high capacity powered pallet truck – the Combi-PPT.

The powered pallet truck comes with standard lift capacities of 3,000 kg and 6,000 kg, with higher capacity models from 7,000kg to 16,000kg available on request. It is a further addition to the Irish company’s growing pedestrian range with the optional operator’s platform enabling stand-on or walk behind operation.

The Combi-PPT includes a feature common to all Combilift’s pedestrian models: its unique, patented multi-position tiller arm. This enables the operator to stand at the side of the unit rather than at the rear (as is the case with other walk behind brands), giving operators excellent visibility of even the bulkiest loads and their surroundings. The operator’s position also eliminates any possibility of crush risk when working in confined areas and prevents product damage.

“With the introduction of the Combi-PPT, very heavy loads can now be handled using these walk-behind machines, ensuring high levels of safety whilst guaranteeing efficient procedures even in confined spaces,” according to Martin McVicar, Managing Director, Combilift.

“Combilift developed its first pedestrian models (the Combi-WR, Combi-WR4 and the Combi-CS) in response to an industry demand to move away from ride-on forklifts. As a company we are seeing a growing demand for pedestrian trucks, driven by safety concerns where customers and/or employees are in the vicinity of operating forklifts. It is our intention to significantly expand our pedestrian forklift range as can be seen with the launch of the Combi-PPT. This forklift offers safer operation, maximum operator visibility and narrow aisle performance.”

The Combi-PPT’s automatic folding platform is an added benefit for operators when large distances have to be covered in a warehouse or production plant. The power steering, dual rear wheel drive and AC motor technology make it effortless and stress free for operators: it “glides” across the floor even when moving very heavy loads and its manoeuvrability enables tight corners to be negotiated safely and with ease. A range of optional fork lengths, widths and configurations is available – in line with Combilift’s policy of supplying customised solutions for individual customer requirements.

Features Include:

  • Power Steering
  • AC Motor Technology
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Patented Multi-Position Tiller Arm

Optional Extras:

  • Fork Configurations for Reels
  • Wider Forks
  • Longer Forks
  • Closed Fork Height
  • Slave Pallet System Available

For more information, visit www.combilift.com.

Dual-Component Extruder Designed to Minimize Downtime

Cyclone 5/15 form GarlockThe Garlock Cyclone 5/15 Dual-Component Extruder is designed to significantly reduce the time and materials needed to adhere rigid insulation and cover boards to structural roof decks, as well as adhering fleece backed single-ply membranes in both new roofing and recover operations. According to the company, the Cyclone’s contained delivery system and free-flowing gun and hose design reduce the risk of catastrophic pump failure and costly downtime.

The Cyclone equally dispenses a two-component, 1:1 ratio low viscosity polyurethane adhesive, which allows projects to progress much more quickly than using multiple crews with hand caulking guns. Users can access connectors and load chemical containers from the front without kneeling or crouching, which minimizes downtime and operator fatigue. The Cyclone’s adjustable gun assembly and ergonomic design help reduce application errors and training time.

The product features a 1/2-HP electric motor, easy-loading barrel trays, and six solid rubber, flat-free tires. An optional generator mount allows an on-board generator to be tucked inside of the machine frame.

For more information, visit www.garlockequip.com.

Generator Designed for Durability, Ease of Transport

Garlock G12 Generator The Garlock G12 Generator was designed with flexibility and durability in mind. The G12 generators range from 0-12,000 watts of industrial power (continuous 10,500 watts). The generator features a Honda GX 630 engine and 32-amp breakers. With adjustable handles and four lift points doubling as overhead fork pockets for easier ground-to-rooftop transitions, this generator is designed to be adaptable for a variety of situations.

According to the company, the unit features a robust frame with handles that fold in for easy transportation and storage. The “tip and go” design is balanced for easy rolling when lifted and automatically braking when set down. The wheel kits can be mounted inside or outside the frame to pass through doorways. A sound panel and wheel kit are optional.

For more information, visit www.garlockequip.com.

New Electric Hoist Moves Operator Away From the Load

Safety HoistSafety Hoist Company launches its new electric material hoist, which moves the operator a safe distance away from the hoist and its load. According to the manufacturer, its unique pendant control makes this one of the safest hoists available today. The hoist runs on 110-volt electric household current, and its controlled descent enables safe, smooth transport both up and down. The electric hoist is quiet, environmentally-friendly, and free from harmful emissions, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors. It can handle up to 500 pounds without sacrificing speed or efficiency.

For more information, visit www.safetyhoistcompany.com.

Improved PV Kit Offers Easier Installation

S-5! releases PV Kit 2.0 EdgeGrab and PV Kit 2.0 MidGrab, offering solar panel installers significant improvements and easier installation.

Among the improvements to the new PV Kit 2.0:

  • Only one tool needed for installation
  • Preassembled components save time and money
  • Installs with module, reducing lay-out time
  • Single-piece EdgeGrab installs with ease
  • Versatile: same kit for most modules
  • Creates a 1-inch gap between modules, allowing load reduction per ASCE-7
  • Improved disk design works with all S-5! clamps and exposed-fastened brackets
  • UL 2703 Listed (Pending)

S-5! introduced the original direct-attachment solar panel system 11 years ago. By listening to customer feedback, S-5! has created PV Kit 2.0 to solve installer bottlenecks, while improving installation time. These enhancements make the PV Kit 2.0 the most cost-effective PV mounting solution for installers, design professionals and building owners.

For more information, visit www.S-5.com.

New Work Gloves Offer Advanced Fit, Safety and Comfort

GRX GlovesPrimeSource Building Products offers GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit in mind to promote hand safety and offer value for American workers.

According to the manufacturer, GRX Gloves offer workers the latest technology in comfort, fit and safety to deliver a range of tighter fitting, more breathable gloves for a variety of applications.

The initial launch now rolling out across the Prime Source Distribution Network includes:

  • GRX Cold Weather – Work gloves offering superior protection in extreme weather conditions
  • GRX Industrial — Maximum hand protection in a high-performance glove
  • GRX Professional —All-around gloves designed for the both pro and the weekend warrior
  • GRX Tradesman—Rugged, abrasion-resistant leather for durability versatility and comfort
  • The new GRX glove line will be available through the PrimeSource network of pro-contractor supply location and pro-supply locations like 84 Lumber and BMC.

    “PrimeSource is always looking for new and innovative products to add to our portfolio,” said Building Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We know we are a key supplier and we want to respond to our customers’ needs and simplify their buying decisions.”

    For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com.
    GRX Gloves

    Backpack Designed to Improve Induction Welding

    SFS Group USA, Inc. (SFS) launches the new isoweld Backpack, a portable and versatile induction welder for installing single ply membrane. Providing the same functions as the isoweld 3000 stand-up tool — the Backpack system offers greater speed and agility.

    The isoweld Backpack system includes a power generator that is interchangeable with the isoweld 3000 stand-up tool frame, replaceable closed cell foam shoulder straps with integral waist strap, and the original low profile hand-held inductor for detail work which converts to stand-up mode for ultimate productivity. Also standard with the system is a 3-button corded activation switch as well as an adjustable handle with wireless activation switch, offering the user their preferred method of activating the weld function.

    For more information, visit www.sfs.biz.

    Cap Stapler Offers Easier Loading and Extended Tool Life

    National Nail announces the newly-upgraded 18-gauge STINGER CS150B Cap Stapler with an enhanced design that improves performance with easier loading, longer tool life, and tool-free adjustable exhaust. Shooting 200 caps and 200 staples before reloading, the versatile cap stapler now also provides a wider range of operating pressure (up to 120psi) which makes it ideal for installing roofing underlayments, house wrap, and foamboard.

    “We listened to our contractors to make several enhancements to the STINGER CS150B that make the tool even more efficient and easier to use over a longer period of time to meet the expectations of time savings on each job,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER Product Manager, National Nail.  “Beyond that, the CS150B offers the same lightweight, compact design that reduces arm fatigue and with fewer stops to reload.”

    The Stinger CS150B shoots 5/8-inch, 7/8-inch, 1-1/4-inch, and 1-1/2-inch length 18-gauge staples with full 1-inch plastic caps. It also includes an installed belt hook, trigger with bumpfire and sequential modes, and durable carrying case.

    For more information, visit www.stingerworld.com.