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New product announcements:  02/11/2009
Crawler Excavator: Redesigned for Better Fuel Efficiency Crawler Excavator: Redesigned for Better Fuel Efficiency The DX350 crawler excavator is powered by a 270-hp, 1,900-rpm Doosan Tier III engine and features an electronic optimized hydraulic system for improved fuel efficiency. The excavator has an arm digging force of 39,460 lb and a bucket digging force of 54,010 lb. Polymer shims and a redesigned boom, arm and bucket allow for greasing intervals of 250 hours. The cab features a transparent roof for greater visibility. The excavator’s dual-walled muffler reduces operational noise levels. Doosan Infracore America; 770-831-2200; www.infracore.com
Remotely Operated Dowel-Pin Drill: Get a Better View Remotely Operated Dowel-Pin Drill: Get a Better View The A-5SCW is a five-gang, self-propelled dowel-pin drill that can be remotely operated via a wireless remote. This allows the operator to have a better view of the drilling and make quick adjustments to the drill’s alignment. The crab-steering feature allows the drill to automatically keep the bed of the unit against the slab as it drives down the slab. Minnich Manufacturing; 877-524-1033;
www.minnich-mfg.com
UltraSonic Concrete tester: Check Integrity Without Any Coring UltraSonic Concrete Tester: Check Integrity Without Any Coring The Acoustic Concrete Tester is able to test the thickness and integrity of concrete in a non-destructive fashion. The tester uses ultrasonic waves to test the concrete, and can check for dangerous flaws such as delaminations, voids, spalling and honeycombing. The tester is intended for use on plate-like concrete elements, like those found in pavement, slabs, retaining walls, tunnel liners, silos and footings. Inspection Instruments, Inc.; 216-831-6131; www.inspectioninstruments.net
Quieter Pumps: For Low-Noise Environments Quieter Pumps: For Low-Noise Environments The Silent Pac Pump Unit is a portable diesel-powered pump able to operate quietly for environments where low noise levels must be maintained. It produces only 70 decibels at 23 feet, and is well-suited for sewer bypass operations. The pump has easy-access doors for regular maintenance, and is available in several models, depending on the type of job. Griffin Pump & Equipment, Inc.; 713-671-8157; www.griffinpump.com
Lightweight Work Platform: Easily Transported Lightweight Work Platform: Easily Transported The LiftPod is a portable aerial work platform intended to work in place of a ladder. It has a maximum working height of 14 ft and is operated using a common 18-volt drill or optional power pack. It’s 24-in. by 22-in. platform can support up to 330 lb. It features adjustable elevation speed and a built-in tool tray. It is lightweight and can be collapsed to fit easily into a pickup truck. JLG Industries, Inc.; 877-254-3876; www.liftpod.com
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