Columbia Bucket Hoist Assists Roofing Manufacturer

Columbia Bucket Hoist Assists Roofing Manufacturer

Application:  Lifting roofing materials for cleaning during manufacturing
Customer:  GAF
Location:  Ennis, TX
Hoist Model:  HMH-230-1XWB
Line Pull:  230 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 74 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz

Why APPI:  At GAF, a small but critical part of the manufacturing process for commercial and residential roofing involves rinsing contaminants off certain parts in a bucket, and then lifting the bucket above the sink in order to drain the water from the holes in the bottom.

While this application barely requires 100 pounds of lift to raise the bucket, in operation it was difficult and dangerous for one person to maneuver manually.  Tasked with implementing a more reliable solution that could be safely operated with one person, Austin Helmreich, Project Engineer at GAF, turned to APPI in order to ease this burden.  A Columbia HMH-230 bucket hoist was specified to accomplish this task, and installing it was simple due to the bail mount hangar design of the hoist and the existing support frame for raising the bucket.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this bucket hoist or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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