Empire Roofing Takes Xtreme's First Six XR1055 Telehandlers

Empire Roofing, a Top 100 Roofing contractor, has taken delivery of the first six production models of the new Xtreme XR1055 rough-terrain telehandler from Xtreme Manufacturing.

Launched at ConExpo/Con-Agg 2017, the new Xtreme XR1055 lifts up to 10,000 lbs. (4,536kg), can reach heights to 55 ft. (16.7m), and has a maximum forward reach of 40'7" (12.3m). 

Engineered to withstand the toughest working conditions, this high-pivot telehandler features a heavy-duty steel frame, chassis and boom, as well 360° visibility from cab. The as long-life boom rollers require minimal maintenance and deliver a smooth boom operation for precision handling of loads.

The Xtreme XR1055 is powered by a 74-hp, high-torque, 3.8-liter Cummins engine that requires no DEF and no DPF aftertreatment.

The compact, four-section boom makes the XR1055 easy to navigate around tight sites or transport between jobs, and the boom's tall sections provide more overlap for increased boom rigidity.

The Xtreme XR1055 is now in full production in Henderson, Nev., and Empire Roofing ordered the first six Xtreme XR1055’s that came off the production line, painted in Empire Roofing’s distinctive corporate colors.

Empire Roofing specializes in commercial, industrial, and institutional roof replacement, repair and maintenance. It was ranked eighth on the Top 100 Roofing Contractor List 2017, published by Roofing Contractor magazine. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Empire Roofing operates from 11 locations in the U.S. and two locations in Mexico, with more than 700 full-time employees.

The business was founded in 1982 by President Ronnie McGlothlin. The business invests more than 10,000 hours per year in safety training for employees, and Empire Roofing operates its own equipment fleet, including cranes, telehandlers, tankers, and trucks.    

The six Xtreme XR1055 telehandlers will be deployed immediately into the Empire Roofing equipment fleet in Texas, helping replace roofs on multiple sites. The lifts were handed over by Xtreme Manufacturing business development manager for Western USA, Kevin Matthews, and Rex Casanover from Ahern Rentals National Accounts, who made the initial introduction to Xtreme telehandlers.

Ronnie McGlothlin, Founder and President of Empire Roofing, said, “We discussed our material handling needs in detail with Kevin and Rex, and we found that the new Xtreme XR1055 hit our sweet spot for lift capacity and lift height. The build quality of the Xtreme telehandlers was also a big draw for us, as we manage our own fleet and need equipment that is built to last and will handle the tough demands of our jobsites. I believe in purchasing the best equipment available, which ultimately benefits my employees and customers.”    

“These six units will be deployed for many jobs, including delivery of roof top equipment, safety equipment and materials. We take jobsite safety seriously, and features like the 360° operator visibility from the cab will make a big difference to our operators. We also have multiple tasks where we can utilize the built-in machine-rated boom lift point to improve productivity. We are excited to be the first customer for this new model and look forward to getting them onto our current projects.”

Robby Hagan, senior vice president of sales for Xtreme Manufacturing, said, “We sincerely appreciate this opportunity to deliver Xtreme telehandlers to Empire Roofing. We are grateful to Ronnie and his team for putting their trust in Xtreme and for being the first customer for our latest model. We are confident that the Xtreme XR1055’s will be a great addition to their fleet and look forward to developing this relationship in future.”

Caption: (left to right): Don Schulz, VP of Sales – Western Region for Xtreme Manufacturing; Rex Casanover, Ahern Rentals National Accounts; Kevin Matthews, Business Development Manager – Western USA, Xtreme Manufacturing; Ronnie McGlothlin, President, Empire Roofing (in cab); Matthew Elvin, CEO, Xtreme Manufacturing; Jeff Eckhardt, VP of Engineering, Xtreme Manufacturing; and Robby Hagan, Senior VP of Sales for North America, Xtreme Manufacturing.