History of Buckaroos
Nevada, Iowa Plant
Indianapolis, Indiana Offices
In 1990, we had our first innovative idea for a unique pipe insulation support. The original "Buckaroo Support" is composed of a wood dowel adhered to a PVC disc. It is designed to support pipe insulation at hanger locations. To install the Buckaroos Support the contractor cuts a circular hole into the bottom of the pipe insulation (fiber glass, rubber tubing, rigid foam), and fills the hole with the Buckaroos support. For chilled water and cold piping, a piece of ASJ Insulation Tape is applied over the PVC to complete the vapor barrier. This simple Buckaroos Support safely supports the insulation in place without crushing it.
As we fine-tuned the new product idea, we realized that the new supports resembled miniature cowboy hats… that happen to ride on top of "saddles" like a cowboy. Thus, Buckaroos, Inc. was born.
We feel that our success over the last two decades can be largely attributed to our eagerness to innovate. Shortly after introducing Buckaroos Supports, we improved the traditional pipe insulation saddle. Our focus was the sharp ends that posed a threat to the integrity of the insulation jacketing as the pipe shifted. The Buckaroo outward Flared-Edge Saddle was the first of its kind to provide a significant improvement at every hanger location. Our most recent Patented Pipe Insulation Saddle is the Roundup Saddle, featuring a short-rib on the bottom of the Saddle to center it on the clevis hanger, along with round corners for installer safety. We make Saddles in various gauges and lengths.
The first Buckroos Supports paved the way for a full line of newer pipe insulation supports and pipe insulation protection saddles. Today, we have a complete system to meet the needs of every weight-bearing section of insulated pipe. We are seeing a growing desire from engineers for a pre-insulated support that can be specified for hot and chilled water. To address this need, we developed the Buckaroos CoolDry Sliding Saddle for chilled water and cold piping, and Model 1200E Calcium Silicate Insulated Saddle for hot piping over 250 degrees F. For ammonia refrigeration piping and piping that moves at startup, we introduced Buckaroos Sliding Saddles. These unique Sliding Saddles allow for up to 4" of linear movement, and feature a bottom Saddle that stays in place on the hanger, while the top saddle (taped to the insulation) moves with the pipe itself. This is due to a friction free liner coating on the bottom Saddle allowing the top Saddle to move.
In addition to the exciting manufactured product offerings, the Buckaroo Tool Catalog is the best place to find the most popular insulation tools in North America. We promise to continue providing prompt feedback and superior customer service. Please be sure to see our booth at the next trade association event. We are proud supporters of NIA, MCAA, ASHRAE, IIAR, CSICA, MICA, SEICA, SWICA, and the TIAC Associations.