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SeaDogBBQ
01-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Any caterers out there use the RO-MAM pork puller? The video looks like it works pretty good. Any other thoughts/gadgets out there than can help ease the pulling 100+ pounds of pork.

Here is the link. http://www.porkpuller.com/

Thanks
Jeremy

thillin
01-09-2012, 03:49 PM
I'd like to give it a try, but I think the price point is too high.

Big_Alvin
01-09-2012, 04:15 PM
does seem a little pricey. i've never had to pull 100+ pounds at a time so not sure how long it would take, but the bear claws do the job pretty quick and are much cheaper

colonel00
01-09-2012, 04:17 PM
I have no personal experience but when people have asked about these in the past, I believe some have had issues where it turns the pork into mush.

LostNation
01-09-2012, 04:20 PM
I have one and it works great.

Groundhog66
01-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Should probably be called a "Pork Shredder" :tsk:

SeaDogBBQ
01-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Doh...looks like im a violator and there are others threads. Should have used the search feature.:tsk:

Bourbon Barrel BBQ
01-09-2012, 05:47 PM
it does make the pork into a finer/more shredded but its fine for sandwiches. It easily beats pulling 100lbs by hand.

fireman_pete
01-09-2012, 11:00 PM
I bought one from a different guy and really like it.

http://gotbbq.webs.com/ (http://gotbbq.webs.com/)

It does shred the pork, and is perfect for catering. I can shred 4-5 butts at one time in like 30 seconds. Would not use it for competition, but for catering/vending it works great. I think it is a little cheaper too than the other version.

Not conected to the company at all, just a happy user.

Pete

Dr_KY
01-09-2012, 11:47 PM
A few threads...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95814

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101563

All Conference
01-10-2012, 07:56 PM
I catered my cousins wedding and was dreading hand pulling 16 Boston Butts. I found the Ro-man pork puller and ordered one, believe me it was worth the money. I pulled all 16 butts in 30 minutes and you couldn't tell it wasn't pulled by hand. Might be the best investment next to my thermapen. Hope this helps.

vafish
01-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Have a friend with one. Used it for a Lions Club fund raiser. Forget how many butts were shredded with it. But it worked well.

Jacked UP BBQ
01-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Will work for a little. I went through about 4 of them and the broke all the time and burned out drills. great concept for a few butts here and there but no good for high volume. You are better off getting one fabricated by a welder so there are no bolts involved

ssbbqguy
01-10-2012, 10:24 PM
We were putting three large butts into a five gallon bucket. 20 seconds later, pork ready to sauce and serve. We were cooking 1200 to 2000 pounds of pork per day and were very glad to have some Roman pork pullers there to use. Not for comps but high volume. We did pull what was left of the fat caps first. Welded ones do work better.Steve.

Sledneck
01-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Will work for a little. I went through about 4 of them and the broke all the time and burned out drills. great concept for a few butts here and there but no good for high volume. You are better off getting one fabricated by a welder so there are no bolts involved

If you would stop buying those $10 harbor freight drills then they wouldn't burn out

Dr_KY
01-11-2012, 01:27 AM
Agreed on the welding.

http://i54.tinypic.com/11uysdj.jpg


http://i56.tinypic.com/detrm8.jpg

Gbane
01-14-2012, 01:05 PM
I had a party not to long ago and pulled about 100 lbs by hand... I would of bought this in a moment of weakness to get the process done. But I agree, too pricey!

Bbq Bubba
01-14-2012, 01:16 PM
If you would stop buying those $10 harbor freight drills then they wouldn't burn out

or cook his pork past 140. :thumb:

Captainjack
01-14-2012, 10:33 PM
I love mine. 2 cases pulled and panned=20 minutes. I think it's worth every penny. I have done 10,000 pounds in the last 2 years and it's held up great and the old Makita cordless is still hanging in there.

Tinybud
01-15-2012, 04:40 PM
we've been using it for about 2 yrs, wouldn't think of any other way for doing bulk pork for catering and vending, we pulled 500 pounds in about 15-20 minutes, I had a tine come loose once, called them up, sent me a replacement right away, since then no issues at all, would not use a cordless drill, definately need to use a decent electric drill. for anyone that says it comes up mushy, we've found if you try to do too many butts at once, all the steam makes the meat mushy, we only do 3-4 butts a time, i'd recommend it to anyone doing any kind of volume. for the restaurant, we just pull butts by hand as we need them thou.

jestridge
01-24-2012, 06:19 PM
That thing is about useless as tits on a boar hogs.

SeaDogBBQ
01-24-2012, 08:43 PM
That thing is about useless as tits on a boar hogs.

Reason why you say that? Sounds like some folks are getting good use out of it and i bumped it to my wish list since i occasionally do some large events for my military command. I'd prefer an easier way of pulling 100+ pounds for these events since i do them at cost for Navy shipmates.

Pappy
01-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Agreed on the welding.

http://i54.tinypic.com/11uysdj.jpg


http://i56.tinypic.com/detrm8.jpg

It's hard to tell by the photo, are the tines all the same length?

fireman_pete
01-24-2012, 08:50 PM
I have one (not the roman, but another brand) and use the crap out of it, well worth the $$$ spent.



That thing is about useless as tits on a boar hogs.

jestridge
01-24-2012, 10:05 PM
people i pull hundred of pound of pork each year, you should be able to pull a butt in less than 2 min tops beside you have to get your drill out find place to plug it in unless it cordless, then have to clean the things. beside you still have to take the bone out

Dr_KY
01-27-2012, 11:00 AM
It's hard to tell by the photo, are the tines all the same length?
No the inner are shorter. on that one.

82's BBQ
02-02-2012, 03:40 PM
I bought one and am totally happy with it. Arthritis of the hands and 20 butts, I totally appreciate the device.

Stevesonfire!
02-04-2012, 06:44 AM
I want one too.... however, I'm curious to know if it destroys the pan your shredding the pork in.

Dr_KY
02-04-2012, 07:00 AM
The tines on mine are not as strong as the pan I have shredded in then again I try and not hit the bottom that way you don't actually mulch the pork. I find that if it's cooked to where it easy to pull then this tool works as intended and only makes it more convenient.

My Ice chest is another matter but it is a battle between stainless and PVC. :D

nthole
02-05-2012, 01:02 PM
I have one. Love it. It is the welded variety. Works great. Only takes a couple pulses or it will become too mushy. No problem with my drill, Dewalt variety. I do it in an ice chest, try not to bottom it out. It has scratched it, but not too bad. Still holds ice :grin:.

Leatherheadiowa
02-06-2012, 08:43 PM
I did a bunch of trials with all kinds of pulling/ shredding devices. I did a Youtube video using the Ro-Man model. Just search Butler Center Ro- Man.:thumb:

Draco102000
02-07-2012, 03:55 AM
Just pulled 80 lbs of butts tonight and we did it in less than 5 minutes with the puller. I would say just be careful not to beat it like egg whites and it shreds almost perfect!