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New product announcements:   01/06/2010
GNSS Receiver: Improved Surveying Capabilities GNSS Receiver: Improved Surveying Capabilities The GRX1 global-navigation-satellite-system (GNSS) receiver from Sokkia features an updated SCH250 data collector, which is compatible with the latest edition of Spectrum Field Survey Software. As a part of a larger GNSS network, the receiver greatly increases the precision of measurements and has new features to improve its data-logging capabilities. It has three means of wireless communication to ensure connectivity: digital UHF radio, GSM/GPRS modem and a Bluetooth module. Data also can be collected via a built-in memory-card slot. Sokkia Corp.; 913-492-4900;
Portable Truck Scale: Weigh Loads at the Site Portable Truck Scale: Weigh Loads at the Site The Alliance portable truck scale is designed to be easily transported to highway construction sites to provide on-site weighing of materials being removed. It features Rice Lake’s Survivor ATV Series pre-assembled steel-deck modules with self-seating hinge connectors. The scale has a 90,000-lb concentrated load capacity, with the load cells and electronics accessible through the steel decks. The scale is available with decks in 10-ft to 80-ft lengths and 10-ft, 11-ft and 12-ft widths. Alliance Scale Inc.; 800-343-6802;
Monitoring Water Quality: Can Adjust Flow as Needed Monitoring Water Quality: Can Adjust Flow as Needed The Portable Water Quality Monitoring System allows contractors to keep an eye on water quality during redirection or other water-infrastructure work. The system can handle flows up to 1,000 gpm and can monitor flow conditions, log data and inject polymers and other chemicals as needed to adjust the flow. Remote notifications allow the recorded data to be sent to a PDA or computer for updates about flow conditions. Standard options monitor ph and turbidity, but other sensor parameters can be built to order. Rain For Rent; 661-399-9128;
Welder/Generator: Reliable in Rough Conditions Welder/Generator: Reliable in Rough Conditions The Big Red 500 welder/generator from Lincoln Electric is able to deliver consistent stick, TIG and arc gougings. It can provide 500 amps for high-output DC stick and DC TIG welding as well as up to 8-mm carbon-arc gouging. It also has a connection for 60 Hz AC generator power. The unit is powered by a Tier-4i-rated oil/air-cooled diesel engine and has no PC boards, reducing the chance of failure. Lincoln Electric Co.; 888-355-3213;
Keeping Level: Skid Steer Trimmer Attachment Keeping Level: Skid Steer Trimmer Attachment The Wakeham Skid Steer Trimmer can be used in a range of ground preparation applications, including trimming gravel for paving, trimming soft and hard clays as well as trimming topsoil to be seeded. It has a trimming width of 88-in. and features replaceable carbide teeth. The trimmer has a Leica PowerGrade system, which can store settings for later use to reduce setup time, as well as allow automatic control of slope and elevation. Laser receivers and 3D capability can be added to the system. Wakeham Equipment; 815-520-0352;
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