DuraSweeper® by Bluff Manufacturing: Making our roadways safer, one vehicle rooftop at a time!
Have you ever driven down a highway and been blinded by snow coming off the top of a truck? Bluff Manufacturing has developed its patented DuraSweeper® to take snow and debris off the top of a vehicle roof before it gets on the road; and it does it without damaging the trailer. It was conceptualized by a retired police officer who saw firsthand the results of a fatal traffic accident caused by snow flying off the roof of a truck.
The DuraSweeper’s ® 32” bristles provide a soft touch on the roof top while completely removing the snow. Its unique state-of-the-art technology allows for the removal of snow or other debris with a brush system that also adjusts automatically with different roof heights, but never scrapes the roof. The unit can be permanently installed, but a portable unit is also available to allow for seasonal, out-of-the-way storage.
Durable Construction for Effective, Long-Lasting Use
The Bluff DuraSweeper® is welded and bolted steel construction for the optimum combination of strength and versatility. Heavy steel beams are designed to hold up against the heaviest winds and the deepest snow. We then galvanize the unit to assure long life. Finally, our customized electrical panel provides the power you need and ease-of-use to minimize the need for training and maintenance.
Patented Sweeper Technology Eliminates Scraping on Vehicle Roofs
The DuraSweeper® utilizes a thirty-two inch poly wafer brush that is mounted on an axle to two uprights and angled for more effective snow removal. These brush wafers can be replaced as needed so that your DuraSweeper® unit stays as effective as the day you received it.
The brush is raised automatically and electrically to a height just inches above the rooftop so that as the vehicle passes under the spinning brush, the DuraSweeper®’s patented flicking action removes snow quickly and easily. The brush blows the snow away from the truck lane at an angle so that easy access to the lane is maintained. There is no need to use a hard blade to scrape across the roof of the vehicle (which can cause damage) to remove the snow and the driving lane stays clear of snow removed from the truck top.
Adapts to Many Types of Vehicles
Bluff has researched the models on the market and built a better product that can be used on a variety of vehicles including, buses, box vans, trailers and frac tanks. The soft brush gently conforms to most contours without harming the roof itself.
Versatile, Multi-Use Sweeper with Year-Round Use
The DuraSweeper® can be used year round to clean debris from the decks of wood-based flat beds. The following items can be removed from flat beds without risking the safety of an employee by sending them up to sweep:
New and Existing Legal Regulations
Due to the dangers of blowing snow, many of the eastern states are now imposing fines and requiring commercial vehicles to clear rooftops before travel. At this time, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and Connecticut have laws in place that mandate the removal of snow from all vehicle rooftops. Fines range from $250 to $1,500.
However, using unsafe methods to remove the snow is not the best solution. Existing OSHA regulations prohibit the removal of snow by workers sweeping off the snow without fall protection.
The DuraSweeper® enables truck/trailer owner’s a way to comply with the laws in these states, contribute to safer travel, and protect employees, while meeting customers’ on-time delivery standards. Reduce your company’s liability and maintain its reputation by keeping safety a top priority!
For more information about DuraSweeper® by Bluff Manufacturing, contact Russell at (817) 546-8560.
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