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New product announcements:   01/28/2009
Hydraulic Concrete Chain Saw: Deeper Cuts Save Time Hydraulic Concrete Chain Saw: Deeper Cuts Save Time The 880F4 Saw is a hydraulically driven chain saw for heavy-duty cutting applications, including concrete, masonry and stone. The saw can cut up to 25-in. deep, allowing faster cutting. It also can make square corner cuts, reducing the need for overcutting and extra patchwork later. The saw is available in 8-gpm and 12-gpm hydraulic-oil-flow variants. ICS, Blout Inc.; 800-321-1240; www.icsbestway.com
Concrete Mudsill Anchor: No More Anchor-Bolt Patching and Adjustments Concrete Mudsill Anchor: No More Anchor-Bolt Patching and Adjustments The MASA Mudsill Anchor is an alternative to the more traditional anchor bolts used in concrete in framing applications. The anchor’s reinforced design allows it to be installed as wide as 6 ft on center. The mudsill anchor does not require drilling or additional plate washers as with anchor bolts. Simpson Strong Tie; 800-999-5099; www.strongtie.com
High-Rise Protection System: Keeps the Weather Out and Debris In High-Rise Protection System: Keeps the Weather Out and Debris In The Power Shield is a protection system that surrounds the perimeter of a high-rise building under construction. The system is designed to shield workers from weather and the wind while at the same time preventing debris from falling and injuring pedestrians and workers. Intended for buildings 12 stories and up, the system can be deployed on multiple floors and can be raised to the work site by crane or hydraulic lift. EFCO; 888-289-3326; www.efcoforms.com
Aluminum Dump Body: Lightweight For Better Mileage Aluminum Dump Body: Lightweight For Better Mileage The Rugby Aluminum Dump Body now is available for Class 3 to 5 trucks. The dump body’s aluminum construction weighs 30% less than traditional carbon steel, providing better fuel consumption and larger capacity. The hardened aluminum alloy material is durable and does not need to be painted. The seamless dump body features a cab shield and a dirt-shedding fully boxed perimiter tailgate with 6-in. vertical braces. Its cross members and braces are all-aluminum construction, and it comes standard with a stainless-steel EZ-Latch upper tailgate mechanism. Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc.; 800-869-9162; www.rugbymfg.com
Solar-Powered Warning Light: For Tall Structures Solar-Powered Warning Light: For Tall Structures The A810 Solar-Powered Obstruction Lighting System is designed for high-rise applications where air-traffic warning lights are needed inde-pendent of the electrical grid. Potential applications include wind towers, bridges, power transmission towers and unfinished tall buildings. The A810 features a 32.5-candela, FAA-certified, LED light whose solar power source allows it to provide dusk-to-dawn illumination for up to five years without any scheduled main-tenanced. The light’s components are weather and corrosion resistant, and it is suitable for harsh environments. Carmanah Technologies Corp.; 877-722-8877; www.obstructionlights.com
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