Eliminate Wasted Man-hours by Sending Debris Directly into a Dumpster or Truck

Quantum Smart Solutions LLC’s Smart Chute Construction Debris Removal System is designed to make the demolition process more efficient by sending debris directly into a dumpster or truck.

Quantum Smart Solutions LLC’s Smart Chute Construction Debris Removal System is designed to make the demolition process more efficient by sending debris directly into a dumpster or truck.

Quantum Smart Solutions LLC’s Smart Chute Construction Debris Removal System is designed to make the demolition process more efficient by sending debris directly into a dumpster or truck. Consequently, crew members only handle materials one time and eliminate wasted man-hours.

The Smart Chute was originally designed with the roofing industry in mind and can be used to service debris removal up to a 4-story elevation. “Our patent-pending Smart Chute is taking construction debris transporting to the next level,” says Scott Matovich, president of Quantum Smart Solutions. “It has proven to save roofing contractors time and money on every use, while reducing crew size.” Matovich notes the full return on investment in the Smart Chute could be 90 days or less.

Edward R. Faulkner, vice president of Sales at Quantum Smart Solutions, adds: “The Smart Chute sets up and breaks down in minutes. It will assist your crew in completing each job 30 percent faster while keeping your customers happier as their surrounding property will remain damage- and debris-free.”

The Smart Chute is primarily made of lightweight non-rusting aluminum. Chute sections nest into one another for easy assembly and shipment. The chute panels lock into place along the rails during assembly. At the top, the chute is attached to a structure with heavy-duty hinges, angling the chute toward a dumpster or directly into a truck.

The Smart Chute is offered in three sizes and can be used in 8-, 12-, 16-, 20-, 24-, 28-, 32-, 36- and 40-foot configurations. The product also is available in custom lengths and widths. It comes with a five-year warranty.

Essential Ladder Rack Features

As a roofing professional, you rely very heavily on your ladder for work. Keeping that ladder secure during transportation should be a priority. If you recently purchased a new work vehicle or a new ladder and are in the market for a secure storage solution for your ladder, it’s important to understand all of your ladder rack options before you make an investment.

At first glance, a ladder rack is just that—a piece of equipment that attaches to the roof of your van or truck to aid in the transportation of your ladder. But did you know that different ladder racks have different elements that may benefit you as a roofing professional?

Take a look at some of the most important features to consider when shopping for a ladder rack for your work vehicle:

  • Ergonomics: You use your ladder on a daily basis, if not more! Overtime, all of that loading and unloading can really take a toll on your back, shoulders and overall body. Even if you’re in fantastic physical shape, if you twist wrong or lose your balance while unloading a ladder, you could get seriously injured. An ergonomic ladder rack is ideal for professionals just like you. These types of ladder racks allow users to lower the ladder down to an easily reachable height. No more straining to reach your ladder!
  • Security: When you choose a ladder rack, you will want to make sure that it’s one that will keep your ladder secure during transportation. The last thing you want is to deal with a lawsuit because your ladder fell off your vehicle’s roof while driving. Look for ladder racks with lockable, gripping mechanisms to ensure safe transportation of your ladder.
  • Durability: No one wants to invest in a ladder rack just to have it rust out in a few years. Like with most products, the cost of a ladder rack is often directly correlated with its quality. A high-quality ladder rack may have a high sticker price but, in the long run, its durability and reliability will prove to be more cost-efficient. However, if you’re just looking for a short-term solution, a cheaper ladder rack maybe a better fit for your situation.
  • Versatility: Sometimes you may need to transport things other than your ladder on the roof of your work vehicle because of their size. If this is the case, you may want to consider a roof storage solution that has the ability to secure ladders and cargo. Look for a utility rack that features heavy-duty tie-down cleats to secure loads on the roof while traveling. Ladder racks come in all shapes and sizes with many different features available. So if you’re in the market fora new ladder rack, do your homework before you buy to ensure you’re getting the right product for your trade.

Customize Your Truck with New Off-Road Series Accessory Line

LINE-X‘s new custom truck division, Truck Gear by LINE-X, will be further expanding with the addition of an exclusive Off-Road Series. Truck Gear by LINE-X is a new accessory line for trucks that is being offered from LINE-X and sold exclusively through LINE-X Franchises. LINE-X has expanded their Truck Gear by LINE-X brand to now include an Off-Road Series accessory line. Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series products are inspired by the durability, ruggedness and unique appeal of LINE-X. The newest additions to the Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series include the RidgeBack Side Step, RidgeBack Front Bumper and RidgeBack Rear Bumper. Enabling franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck customization centers, the newest additions to the Truck Gear by LINE-X brand further showcase the enhanced capabilities of LINE-X and their product offerings.

Truck Gear by LINE-X enables franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck upfit and customization centers with a full line of customized accessories. Beginning in 2013, Truck Gear by LINE-X began its product line featuring several accessory options including 3.5-inch round step bars, bull bars, grill guards, 5” oval step bars, tri-fold tonneau covers, roll-up tonneau covers and hard rolling tonneau covers. For 2014, Truck Gear by LINE-X grew further to include fender flares, floor liners, and leather seat covers and is now expanding even further with an exclusive Off-Road Series. With Truck Gear by LINE-X franchisees will have direct access to the new line of truck accessories tailored specifically for LINE-X customers that will only be available at LINE-X franchise locations.

Below is a list and description of the all-new Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series accessories:

    Off-Road Series RidgeBack Side Steps
    The latest must-have from LINE-X, an Off-Road Series side step built to protect rocker panels during off-road scrapes. Truck Gear by LINE-X RidgeBack Side Steps are constructed of high quality stainless steel with .120” wall steel tube construction. Each side step is laser cut to ensure a precise fit and is backed by a Nationwide Lifetime End-to-End Warranty.

    Off-Road Series RidgeBack Front Bumper
    Truck Gear by LINE-X RidgeBack Front Bumpers are designed to have a sleek, subtle look, while maintaining factory lines and yet still demanding attention. These bumpers are laser cut to fit trucks precisely without requiring any cutting or welding. Constructed from high-quality stainless steel hardware, these Off-Road Series bumpers come with fully boxed frame horns and are backed by our Nationwide Lifetime End-to-End Warranty.

    Off-Road Series RidgeBack Rear Bumper
    Constructed of high quality stainless steel, Truck Gear by LINE-X RidgeBack Rear Bumpers boasts an extremely strong and durable construction of .120” wall steel tubing. Laser cut for a precise fit, these Off-Road Series bumpers are the perfect balance of form and function.