Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This Truck Mounted Conveyor Provides the Quick-Easy Way to Get the Shingles to the Rooftop!





By: Steve Taylor

There’s no snow to shovel off the roof here in Florida, but the roofers are out re-shingling the roofs in my neighborhood in Tampa. Roof shingles don’t usually last longer than 15-20 years here; they take a beating in the hot summer sun.

I stopped to get a few pictures of this roofing operation. Here in this case, the roofing materials are conveyed up to be placed on the roof. These guys still remember the old way of carrying the shingles and other roofing materials up the ladder on their shoulders. Some roofers still do this as I’ve seen it in process here in the neighborhood. Just imagine the potential for accident or injury carrying bundles of shingles up a ladder and you’ll see the value in this conveyor.

I’m sure that use of the conveyor saves a lot of time as well. It takes about 1 minute to load and off-load the shingles on the roof using the conveyor. I’m pretty sure it’s at least 5-10 minutes for one person carrying bundles up the ladder and then descending the ladder to get another bundle to say nothing about the fatigue of doing that hour after hour. 


This Mack Truck chassis is up-fitted with a heavy duty flatbed and a Cleasby Conveyor. The flatbed provides plenty of space to load pallets of shingles and other roofing materials.

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Guest post by Steve Taylor. Steve is a certified lean six sigma consultant in the work truck equipment business specializing in fleets and process improvement. Find his Linked in Profile at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevectaylor He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com or steve@upstreamsource.com




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