TM by Monthly Payments* Start At $ 617 Pulling System Hose Just Got Easier
Trends in the Construction Industry1990’s Mechanization & innovation to improve productivity and labor efficiency on large events.
Trends in the Construction Industry2000’s Mechanization & automation to make concrete construction easier, safer, faster, for all events; large or small.
Yesterday system hose was pulled this way... 6 • Hard, physical work • Requires plenty of • strong men • Labor intensive and • costly man hours • Prone to injury and • Work Comp claims • High rate of • “no shows” • Worst job in concrete 8 5 7 1 4 9 2 10 3
Today we move system hose this way... • Effortless • Much fewer men • Pour faster with • larger diameter hose • Breakdown hose less • often and move • sections quicker • Virtually eliminate • hose pulling injuries • Machines shows up • everyday & don’t • get tired 1 2 2 men do the work of a whole crew, regardless of hose diameter!
TM The solution to moving hose in the 21st century. Adjustable height control panel 3 lifting points Clamps lift and rotate the hose hydraulically 13 hp electric start gas engine 2 wheel hydraulic drive with power steer Clamps 4” and 5” diameter hose Hi Flotation Tires standard Skinny Tires optional Weight: Ground Pressure Data: 885 lbs Hi Floats = 7.0 psi under each tire
Front HoseHogTM Positions Line for Easy Placement S.O.D. Driving into position Operator easily maneuvers line into position
Rear HoseHogTM Drags Excess Line Out Of The Way S.O.D. Driving into position Operator easily moves hose in any direction
Benefits - Quick set up - Effortless operation - Faster productivity - Utilize larger diameter hose - Significantly reduce labor - Less breaking down of the line - Reduces fatigue and injuries S.O.D. Driving into position
Increase Productivity • Smaller diameter hose is often used just to reduce the weight being dragged. • Small diameter hose plugs up more often and causes unnecessary delays. • HoseHog offers the opportunity to use larger diameter hose to increases productivity without increasing labor. • The HoseHog increases production by: * 30% on precast 20% on metal deck * after contractors became acclimated to the HoseHog which averages 3 or 4 pours
Increase Productivity Frequent breaking down of the line results in lengthy delays. HoseHog allows for multiple sections to be broken down. HoseHog can quickly drag hose line long distances!
Increase Productivity 2 HoseHogs are able to drag 120’ of full 5” line.
Reduce Crew Size 1 tip man and 2 HoseHog operators. That’s all!
Old Hooks and Rope Method 12,500 sq. ft. 6–10 men (3”- 5” line) Lengthy placement times Hardest & worse job in concrete $20 per hour labor factor 48 - 80 man hours Labor Cost = $960 - $1,600 Contractors Labor Savings New Hose Hog Method • 12,500 sq. ft. • 2 men (4” - 5” line) • Quicker placement times • Safe and effortless operation • $20 per hour labor factor • 16 man hours • Labor Cost = $320 Before Total • Labor Savings • $640 - $1280 After Actual savings may vary. These figures were provided from a concrete contractor in NC.
Work Safer • No physical pulling of the line equates to: • Fewer lost days due to injury • Fewer back injuries • Fewer Workman Comp claims • Lower MOD factors
Dangerous Work Environment Hose pulling leads to injuries as a result of strains, falls, and tripping. Falls are especially hazardous on elevated decks and around Nelson studs.
Construction Related Back Injuries Cause more days away from work verses any other body part. Back injuries make up over 21% of construction injuries and over 10% of all work related injuries.
Construction Related Back Injuries Within the construction industry, Concrete ranks 4th highest in terms of back injuries.
Why should you consider a HoseHog™? • Labor Savings • Production Increases • Reduce Labor Requirements • Increase Profitability
Without HoseHog™ Labor intensive Tough Physical Work Injury Prone With HoseHog™ 3-man crew Less fatigue Fewer injuries
TM Every HoseHog Optional Accessories Includes:Available: Two Power Units Skinny Tires 13 hp Robin America Gas Engine Lift Harness Hi-Flotation Tires Additional Hose Pans Two Hose Pans Spare Parts Kit Operator and Parts Manuals On-Site Operator Training Financing Programs Available Call 1-906-482-7252 www.somero.com