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BarrelMover 5000
www.barrelmover5000.com
* Headquarters: Dry Ridge, Ky.
* Specia y: Vehicle mount to afely
remove barrels

them with mounting brackets. It can also
be customized to fit other trucks to move
safety barrels at the beginning and end of
each shift.
BarrelMover 5000 is able to shift barrels
or cones up to two lanes from the left or the
right shoulder and is easily assembled in
three steps and in less than 10 minutes. The
main frame can be offset from the center
to the left or right, allowing the vehicle
to operate further from moving traffic or
other obstacles and increase crew safety.
The BarrelMover 5000 is equipped with a
specially designed hook attachment that
instantly contains and directs the moving
barrel away from traffic.
The unique design reduces impact to the
barrel and the main frame is spring-loaded
with a shock absorber that is designed to
work with the hook attachment to further
reduce the impact on the barrel. BarrelMover 5000 is equipped with LED illuminated
guide poles, LED amber lights, reflectors
and a magnetically mounted camera, which
is all designed to increase safety and further
assist the operator.
Once at the work site, the work truck
driver lowers the BarrelMover 5000 arm
into place. As the truck moves forward, the
arm "captures" the barrel and the barrel
glides along the wheels and rollers of the

arm. The barrel comes to a stop when it
reaches the end of the arm.
When Ruby first tested the BarrelMover
5000 with his highway crew, he reduced the
number of workers from three to one and
the pickup time from one-hour-and-tenminutes to 12 minutes.

'It sped us up
25 percent, so
by the fourth
year you can
gain a year's
profit.'
"By using the BarrelMover 5000 we can
shave one day off for every seven days
worked," Ruby says. "My superintendent
told me I had to take the BarrelMover
5000 home and get it patented because it's
making such a difference. It sped us up 25
percent, so by the fourth year you can gain a
year's worth of profit.
"If my superintendent hadn't encourage
me to patent it, I wouldn't be here now,"

"My uperintendent told me I
had to take e BarrelMover
5000 home and get it
patented because it's making
such a difference."
- Kyle Ruby, founder and inventor

the steel needed to be," Ruby remembers.
"We forklifted it, put it on his truck and
drove it out here to our small metal shop at
my house. I put it together the weekend of
Good Friday. I took five steps forward and
10 steps backwards - it was a pain in my ass
every time, but I built five of them."

BarrelMover 5000
The BarrelMover 5000 easily mounts to
any Ford, Chevrolet or Dodge truck by removing existing tow hooks and replacing

5000 is able to
ยป BarrelMover
shift barrels up to two lanes
from the left or right shoulder.

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