Saturday, May 9, 2015

Roofer Uses Superduty Crew Cab and Dump Trailer



This Ford Superduty Crew Cab with a Tandem Dump Trailer was spotted in a Tampa, Florida neighborhood. The trailer is used by the roofer to collect debris, shingles and other roofing materials.


This neighborhood got hit with a hailstorm in the recent past, something that does not happen very often in this sub-tropical climate! But when it does, it can cause major damage to roofing materials. There are many roofs being replaced here because of hail damage.

This pickup-trailer combination allows for the crew to be transported to the jobsite, carry the tools and provide for the debris removed from the roof. If there is a need to leave to pick up materials, etc. then the trailer can be disconnected from the truck. The truck can then leave to do these errands.

The trailer is built with high sides to accept a large amount of materials from the existing roof. The tandem axle allows for transporting these heavy loads. Once the trailer is full; the trailer may be towed to the landfill for the materials to be recycled.

Guest post by Steve Taylor: Steve is a consultant in lean six sigma process improvement and specializes in fleets and manufacturers in the work truck industry. He may be contacted at steve@truckarchitect.com and his website is: http://www.upstreamsource.com

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