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Why is the Equipter Safe to Use Around Sensitive Landscape Features?

Equipter Safe for Sensitive Landscape
September 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

By Equipter. 

The Equipter RB4000’s lightweight design and tight turning radius allow it to safely navigate around delicate landscape features without ruining the lawn. 

When you're on a job site, you know that reducing the risk of damage to your customer’s landscape is one of the best ways to deliver a positive experience. After all, no matter how stunning their new roof looks, breaking their sprinkler system will damage your relationship–and reputation. 

One of the most frequently asked questions about the Equipter RB4000 is whether this dumpable material lift is gentle enough to drive across a yard. The answer is simple: Yes. 

The lightweight Equipter RB4000 is made to reach tight, hard-to-access areas without leaving ruts in the yard. Find out how to best protect a customer’s landscape and property when using the Equipter below. 

What should you do after closing a new deal with the Equipter? 

Re-examine the property. 

Once you land the job, be sure to do a walkthrough with the homeowner or property manager. Ask them to identify sprinkler systems or other delicate landscape features you should be aware of. 

Mark hard-to-see landscape features. 

During your walkthrough, use stake flags to mark sprinkler heads and other easily overlooked landscape features. It’s important to set up safeguards to avoid damaging any of these features. Using stake flags helps the driver of the RB4000 to better navigate the unit through the yard without driving overtop and crushing features like sprinkler heads. 

What makes the RB4000 safe to drive around yards? 

Over the years, we at Equipter have worked hard to create the most efficient, practical, and safe debris control solution. That’s why we’re confident in the damage-free performance of the RB4000 on residential properties. 

The following are several specs and unique features that make this self-propelled dump container safe to operate around sprinkler systems, septic systems and other delicate landscape features. 

What makes the RB4000 safe to drive around yards? 

The Equipter RB4000’s tare weight of 4,020 pounds and GVWR of 7,500 pounds, just over that of the standard pickup truck, makes it safe to operate in close proximity to underground systems less risk of damage. 

One of the main concerns with using any piece of equipment around underground systems is the negative effect the weight may have on the system. If driven closely to or directly over a septic system, the impact of equipment like large dump trucks or boom lifts can break pipes, lead to the ground caving in, or worse. 

Although we do not recommend driving directly over septic systems, the Equipter RB4000 is designed to work around them and avoid damaging your customers’ lawns and landscapes. This also helps prevent out-of-pocket repair expenses for your business (or your customer) and preserve your professional reputation. 

Underground sprinkler systems are safe to drive around with the RB4000. The greater obstacle to watch for is the above-ground sprinkler head. Therefore, we strongly advise locating and clearly marking sprinkler heads before operating the RB4000 on any property that features a sprinkler system around them to ensure they don’t get driven over and crushed. 

What makes the RB4000 safe to drive around yards ? 

Like the rest of Equipter’s innovative debris management equipment, the RB4000’s 4.1-cubic-yard aluminum container plays a large part in keeping the equipment lightweight, easy on lawns, and safe around landscape features. 

Not only is the RB4000 lightweight, but its wide tires allow the weight it does have to be evenly distributed. This helps prevent ruts in your customers’ lawns. It also ensures greater safety when using the RB4000 around delicate landscape features and underground systems. 

Ready to see if the Equipter RB4000 is the right fit for your roofing company? 

With the power of at least two crew members and ability to drastically reduce cleanup time, the Equipter RB4000 serves as the perfect employee. With over 150 third-party rental locations across the U.S. and Canada, it's easy to test the RB4000. 

Find the closest rental location to you and let your crew try it on your next job. 

Learn more about Equipter in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit www.equipter.com

Original article source: Equipter

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