Mast Climber Alternatives

10 things mast-climbers can’t do:

1. Requires No Special Parts

Right out of the box, Non-Stop sets up on inside and outside corners, radius walls, insets, you name it… just as fast as straight walls, for or only $30,000. Non-Stop introduced the use of independent towers in 1975. They set up FAST.

2. Profitable on Low Walls

Non-Stop is cost-effective starting on walls only 12 feet high. For $60,000 less than mast-climbers. If you’re building convenience stores, one-story schools, and the multitude of 20- to 24-foot walls out there, you’ll use your Non-Stop every day. Would you haul out mast-climbers to build 12-foot-high walls?

3. Moves Easily

Non-Stop moves easily with any 4,000 forklift. It also transports on any trailer you have, from a utility trailer to a 48′ goose-neck. Mast-climbers require a semi trailer to transport and a 10,000 pound forklift to move around the job site. In fact, our Standard Duty and Workhorse scaffolds can be moved with a skid-steer, and even by hand in cases of tight job sites and interior work. Non-Stop truly

4. Starts On The Ground

Non-Stop starts on the ground. What that means is that you set the scaffold in place before you lay the first block. Mast-climbers require you to build the wall scaffold-high, then stop to bring the scaffolding into position. With Non-Stop, the mason keeps a trowel in his hand all day.

5. Virtually Maintenance-Free

No gas engines, no hydraulics, no limit switches, no down time. For $60,000 less. It has no starter motors, spark plugs, solenoids, batteries, belts, hoses, valves, fluids, fluid filters, air filters, electronic control boards, wiring harnesses, etc. – the little things that shut your job down.

6. Lifetime Warranty

Simply put, if it breaks and it shouldn’t have, we’ll replace it. Due to the way we engineer our towers, they won’t rack, twist or bend in normal use. If they do, let us know and we’ll have another heading your way by the end of the business day. While everything man-made will eventually wear out, the life expectancy of Non-Stop equipment exceeds 25 years of daily use.

7. Stays On The Job

Would you buy a pickup truck that you could only drive every third day? Of course not. Then why buy a mast-climber that you can only use on every third wall? Since you’ll set your Non-Stop up on low wall, interior walls, radius walls, sloping sites – EVERY wall – you’ll never find your Non-Stop parked on the yard. The scaffold can only pay for itself if it’s used and Non-Stop will get used every day.

8. Works Virtually Forever

The first Non-Stop we sold in 1976 is still in use today. Non-Stop is so elegantly low-tech, with so few moving parts, that it’s almost impossible to kill. It’s not uncommon for us to buy out the inventories of retiring masonry contractors, taking back their 15-25 year old scaffolding, only to find that all they need is a new cable on the winch and a fresh coat of paint. The leading mast-climber maker advertises a 15 year life span, but how many mast climbers did you see on the job 15 years ago? How do they really know?

9. No Additional Labor

Don’t be confused by claims that mast-climbers use less labor on the scaffold. It takes the same amount of manpower to feed the masons on either system, but on Non-Stop you can land all the materials you want, wherever you want them. You never have to worry about overloading the scaffold or getting it out of balance. Your laborers will tend the masons for about 20 minutes, then crank for about 5. And with not much more effort than pushing that little button on the mast-climber.

10. Non-Stop Works On Every Wall. Every Day. For Decades On End.

You’ll use Non-Stop on virtually every wall…regardless of size…on every job…every day. What other piece of equipment do you own that you’ve used for over 20 years, every day, that you’ve never had to overhaul this or rebuild that? When you compare the cost of ownership of Non-Stop to mast-climbers – even if Non-Stop were the same price as mast-climbers, which it’s not – $90,000 worth of Non-Stop, over 25 years, costs $3,600 per year. Less than you pay a bricklayer per month. If you are looking for Fraco alternatives or Hydromobile alternatives, you have found the right place.