Rapid Roof Remover
The Rapid Roof Remover slides under shingles and cleans the roof and removes nails.
Hi I’m Rocky. Today I’m here with Duke Willis. He’s the guy that invented the Rapid Roof Remover. This is what it is, essentially, there’s a pneumatic cylinder in here so it’s an air driven machine that slides underneath shingles and lifts them up. Cleans the roof off, cleans the old shingles off. The cool thing about this is when you slide it under the shingles it will also grab hold of almost all of the nails. You know most of the times when you’re doing a tear off you’re tearing shingles off and you’ve got nails sticking up all over the place. This machine, because of the way the 30 inch blade is configured; it reaches hold of those nails and pops them up with the shingle. Great thing about this as well is when that material is coming up it’s coming up in big sheets. You essentially slide it forward, activate the pneumatic cylinder, it lifts the material up, then you go ahead and reset it. Now I’m talking too much and you know me – I get excited when I see a great piece of machinery. I’m going to turn this over to Duke. Duke, how did this come about? Years ago I used to be a roofer and I knew there had to be a better way. I came up with this idea. Every time I’d make one I’d put it on the roof with two or three roofers, “Hey, what can we do to make it better?” And finally got it to the point here we’ve been featured in “Roofing Contractor” magazine, we’ve been partnered with Allied for the last few years and the people that have them, they just really love them.The guys who buy this machine. When they come back to you, what do they say? It’s a money-making, win-win situation. They’re getting the shingles up faster; they’re putting more shingles down. Tell me, how long does it take to pull up a square with this thing? Multi-layered shingles with fasteners, about 3-5 minutes. Wow. Takes me 20 minutes to pull up a square. Some squares will come up faster than that, some slower. If you’re on a 4/12 or less pitch, you can go horizontal with the machine and I’ve got a group of our Columbus, Ohio that did 40 squares in 30 minutes going horizontal with it. Guys let me show you a couple of features that come on the Rapid Roof Remover. 30 inch blade, heat treated to 54 rockwell which means it’s really strong. Coming back from the blade, inside this black box there’s a pneumatic cylinder. It’s rated 5 million cycles. You can recycle it 5 million times before it will fail, that’s 125 pounds per square inch - we run it at 110. Surprisingly, you look at it and say “Man this thing is going to weigh a ton! How are you going to get it up on the roof?” All up – 65 pounds. They’ve done this through using a lot of aluminum and really clever engineering. Speaking of the aluminum, check out all of these welds. This is a really well made machine. If you look down here, from about here down, this is all double wall and the reason for that is all of the energy that is being expanded from the front of the machine gets transferred to the back. Duke doesn’t want it to fail; we don’t want it to fail so it’s over engineered – really strong. You look at the bottom of the machine, that’s 3/16 solid aluminum.You look at the size of the canister, that’s something that’s not going to break. That’s an inline filter – what we’re trying to do is protect the machine from any debris that’s going to be coming down the pneumatic line. Push the button – the blade lifts up. Just like that! When you let it go, it retracts to its standard position. I’m going to show you one more thing guys – check this out! (Drops equipment down) You’ll notice no rattles – comfortable as can be, really really well made machine. The Rapid Roof Remover. It’s a “gotta have” tool, guys!
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