The Bone Rough Rider Creeper - Model# 7031
As a technician having a good creeper can make or break your day. Before buying the bone I had a cheap no name creeper and it rolled around the shop floor horribly, any little rock or dust bunny for that matter would lock up the wheel. Also my back was suffering from the stiff plywood. And along came the bone nothing stops it and it also cradles your back. 100% satisfied. I give it a 10 for durability as I let a car down on the corner and just flattened the wheel. NT was awesome for getting the new wheel.
September 17, 2013
Understand this model before buying
I have a number of creepers and bought this because it had covered wheels. I have had my shirt overhang a "regular" type creeper and get stuck in the wheels and it's brutal as you're like a turtle on your back with the creeper attached to your shoulder by pinching the shirt in the wheel. That is impossible to happen with the Bone because the wheels are covered. As far as rolling goes, this creeper is the best rolling creeper I own with its big wheels. I'm not happy with the confinement of this design; I'm 6'2" tall and my body length is normal but when I'm lying on the bone, I'm locked in and exiting it is really hard. You can't just sit up like you can on a flat creeper because the bowl design is like trying to do a situp in a ditch. If it were another 6" in length it would help but the wheel assembly "towers" on the corners are big; very wide and tall and they inhibit the user from easy entry and exit from the creeper. The ride is good, the wheels roll smoothly but creepers are an item that has the user frequently getting up/down to retrieve tools and parts and this thing will wear you out.
I find that the best exit method is to roll to an open area and then roll off onto my side and then my hands and knees on the floor next to it because you are stuck like you're sitting in a deep couch and can't get out easily. Over the course of a day, this really wears you out.
So while I like this creeper for it's ease of rolling and movements, I'm not happy with how hard it is to get on/off and that's the nature of use of a creeper so I tend to use the flat style more often. If they could find a way of making this a bit larger, or give it a flat platform like "regular" creepers but still install these wheels at the corners, that might be good. The curved back and bowl design of this make getting on and off it really tough and it's a buzz kill for what is otherwise a great creeper.
June 3, 2013
Pretty comfortable. Would have liked more of a padded head rest. Works okay on gravel. A softer rubber wheel would be nice to roll over larger gravel. Tends to get hung up easily.
May 29, 2013
This is a great creeper. It goes just about anyplace you need it to. Small sticks and stones are not problem for the wheels. Be careful on slopes though, this thing wants to go!
October 15, 2012
Just what I needed
After purchasing 'The Bone' over 10 years ago and loving the performance and longevity that product, I decided to purchase the Rough Rider because much of the underside work I do is either on dirty concrete or outside in gravel. The creeper performs extremely well in all situations. It rolls over extension cords and air hoses with ease. The extra height is wonderful because our shop floor is extremely uneven, and with farm equipment it doesn't matter.
October 9, 2012
The Bone Rough Rider Creeper - Model# 7031
EXCELLENT PRODUCT-BUILT TOUGH SMOOTH ROLLING WHEELS
August 13, 2012
I bought this creeper mainly for changing grader blades. There is always gravel and dirt on the floor in our shop and this creeper goes right over it like it wasn’t even there. I have four creeper In my shop and this one I now use the most.
March 15, 2011
Bone Rough Rider Creeper
Great product! Very well made. Great swivel heavy duty wheels. Wider than a lot of standard creepers. I think this will serve me well.
March 14, 2011
I use this creeper on concrete, Pavement, Road Grindings and in the dirt. As long as the surface is hard I have had no problems. When under my Mack there is plenty of room on cars a couple of extra pumps on the jack does the job. The only problem I have is that The Bone moves so easy it can be a little tricky to get on.
November 24, 2010
no more pinching
had a cheaper brand creeper and it always pinched my sides was more of a hassle than a convenience but used this one and its just great to move around with
November 20, 2010