Ridge Runner Truss Platform
Being a ridge man on a truss crew is the framer's equivalent of a spacewalk. So when we saw the potential in framer Craig Bronkhorst's new Ridge Runner truss-setting platform to increase efficiency, speed, and safety during this risky maneuver, we saw an instant winner. Foam-padded knee saddles and metal footholds let a ridge setter work hands-free to reach, guide, and brace the next truss and release the crane strap. Working with a pair of platforms, a framer leapfrogs units as he sets and braces each truss, moving down the line. The device is made of powdered aluminum, and features on-board storage for truss ties and a tool hook. Ridge Runner: $950/pair. 920-349-3281.