The Equipter RB4000 is an all-around great roofing tool with many different uses and purposes, including its use as a shingle lift. Roofing contractors tell us that they find so many different uses for the RB4000 that they would not do another roofing project without it.
Equipter RB4000 vs Shingle Elevator
Pros for the RB4000 as a Shingle Lift
The Equipter RB4000 has many different uses and purposes. Since the Equipter is drivable and raisable, it can also be used as a shingle lift or shingle hoist, saving your and your employees’ backs. You can drive the Equipter to the back of your truck or trailer and load the shingles directly into the RB4000. You could even load the shingles into the RB4000 at your local supplier. After you have loaded the shingles, simply drive the Equipter to your desired location, lift, and unload.
The RB4000 is designed to contain up to 4,000 lbs, about the weight of a pallet of shingles. Its large carrying capacity allows you to save more time by hauling bigger loads. When fully loaded, it can reach up to 12’ allowing you to get right under the eave of the house. You can simply load the shingles onto the Equipter, drive to desired location and extend the Equipter up to the roofline. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Cons for the RB4000 as a Shingle Lift
Height Reach - 1 Story
One of the cons of relying on the Equipter to be your shingle lift is that the RB4000 only lifts up to one story. If the roof is more than one story high, the Equipter may not be able to reach the eve of the roof. However, it can transport the shingles around the job site with its driving capabilities.
Pros for the Shingle Elevator
Height Reach - 2 Story
We know that sooner or later everyone runs into that frustrating job where getting the shingles up to the roof easily is impossible. Unlike the Equipter RB4000, a shingle elevator allows you to get the shingles to the top of those two-story houses. It was specifically designed to make that task easier for roofers, no matter how high the house is. With its adjustable length, you can customize what height you’d like it to reach.
Cons for the Shingle Elevator
The cons of relying on a shingle lift for shingle transportation is that it has a limited carrying capacity of 200-300 lbs, average. Instead of being able to load a bulk amount of shingles onto the roof at one time, the lift raises four to five bundles of shingles at a time.
2-Man OperationA shingle elevator typically requires two people to function effectively—an employee at the bottom to carry the bundles over and send them up the lift and an employee on the roof removing them from the lift. Although this still gets the job done, it takes away from production time.
Only Liftable | Not Easily TransportableThe average shingle lift is strictly designed to help lighten the load of carrying shingles up a ladder. It is only manually liftable, though. Therefore, a roofer has to take the time to set it up, take it down, and haul it to and from the truck.
Other Benefits of The Equipter RB4000
The Equipter RB4000 can also be used to catch old shingles during the roofing tear-off process. The RB4000 is equipped with a 4-cubit yard container that holds approximately 15 squares of roofing debris. With its extendable container, the container can easily be positioned right underneath the eave of the roof, providing the easiest way to collect debris from the roof edge.
Compact and Drivable
What really makes the RB4000 the ultimate tool is its capability to drive independently around the job site without being hooked up to a truck. We know that you run into situations all the time where job site access is very limited. In these scenarios, managing debris and delivering materials can take a lot of extra time and energy.
On many residential roofing projects the Equipter RB4000 is the one tool that can answer the call for both efficient debris removal and smooth material delivery.
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