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New product announcements:   01/20/2010
Worm-Drive Circular Saw: Extreme Bevel Capacity Worm-Drive Circular Saw: Extreme Bevel Capacity The DeWalt DWS535 Worm-Drive Circular Saw features a 53° bevel capacity, which allows the user to set common-cut angles quickly and accurately. The saw boasts improved durability over previous models, including a Toughcord cord-retention system and a sturdy magnesium shoe. An extra-wide saw hook allows for engineered lumber up to 2 ½ in. thick, and a top-access spindle lock engages immediately, preventing oil leaks. Dual ports in the shoe allow it to work with a DeWalt rip guide for accurate rip cuts up to 14 ½ in. DeWalt; 800-433-9258; www.dewalt.com
Unloading at Height: Shipping Container System Unloading at Height: Shipping Container System The Integrated Automatic Unloading Floor from Ancra Systems allows for materials to be moved in and out of shipping containers without having to enter the container. This is particularly useful when containers are raised up to a jobsite using a hoist and it is unsafe for workers to enter the container. The movable floor plates allows for materials and equipment to be unloaded without placing extra weight on the container. Ancra Systems B.V.; +31 0411-677-865; www.ancra.com
Waterproofing Repair Gel: Designed for Below-Grade Structures Waterproofing Repair Gel: Designed for Below-Grade Structures Turbo-Seal U Injection Waterproofing System is intended for the repair of leaky structures. The single-component flexible gel is cold-applied to the positive side of the damaged waterproofing systems, sealing the leak. The gel comprises highly elastometric rubber and adhesives and is able withstand a wide temperature range. Due to its composition, Turbo-Seal never fully cures, preventing shrinkage and brittleness. It can be used on any below-grade structure experiencing high-volume active water leakage or minimal water leakage. Possible applications include tunnels, underground garages, concrete-reinforced levees and water tanks. OCM Inc.; 866-457-5710; www.ocm-inc.com
Remote-Controlled Cart: High Capacity Remote-Controlled Cart: High Capacity The MC20K Battery-Powered Machinery Cart can transport up to 20,000 lb of heavy machinery or materials from one work area to the next. The remote-controlled unit can be operated from up to 1000 ft away and produces no emissions. Average run time on a single charge is eight hours. Man & Material Lift Engineering; 414-486-1760; www.manliftengineering.com
Compact Tractor-Cab System: Easily Modified Compact Tractor-Cab System: Easily Modified Curtis Industries has introduced the Work Pro cab system for the Kubota BX Series Compact Tractor. It is available with either soft doors or steel doors, with glass side windows. Both models feature a quick-release hinged roof and removable rear curtain for backhoe operations, and doors are pin-hinged for easy removal. The windshield is made of tempered safety glass and features a heavy-duty electric wiper. The cab brings the overall height to less than seven feet for easy storage. The BX25 model of the cab system features a heater, defroster fan and work lights. Curtis Industries, LLC; 800-343-7676; www.curtisindustries.com
Cordless Grease Gun: Lithium-Ion Battery Cordless Grease Gun: Lithium-Ion Battery The Milwaukee Cordless Grease Gun is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. It is able to deliver over 8,000 psi and dispense up to seven grease cartridges per battery charge. High pressure allows it to operate on heavy machinery in cold conditions, and the long battery life allows it to service a higher number of grease fittings before requiring a recharge. The grease gun weighs 7.2 lb and includes a 36-in. flexible hose with spring guard. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.; 800-729-3878; www .milwaukeetool.com
Concrete From Recycled Material: Blocks Contain Post-Consumer Glass Concrete From Recycled Material: Blocks Contain Post-Consumer Glass Altas Blocks’ concrete blocks now incorporate post-consumer recycled content, including glass collected through recycling programs. Glass is crushed into a fine powder and refined into a granulate that is used in the concrete mix. The blocks incorporate up to 30% PCR content and are eligible for LEED credits. Atlas Block; 800-461-4380; www.atlasblock.com
Thin-Set Mortar System: Can Be Used On Interiors and Exteriors Thin-Set Mortar System: Can Be Used On Interiors and Exteriors Permalastic is a thin-set mortar system that is available in both regular and rapid-set versions. The two-component system meets both the ISO 13007 S2 standard for improved flexibility as well as the P2 standard for plywood adhesion. Permalastic is designed to accommodate the movement of suspended slabs and can also be used to bridge 3⁄16-in. cracks. It can be employed in both the exterior and interior installation of ceramic tile or stone, as well as in high-traffic areas. Bonsal American; 800-738-1621; www.prospec.com
Indoor Aerial Work Platform: Zero-Turning Radius Indoor Aerial Work Platform: Zero-Turning Radius The IAWP-9.6 is a portable aerial work platform that features a zero-turning radius and a 397-lb capacity. The platform requires only one user for transport and operation. The IAWP-9.6 is capable of over 250 lift cycles on a full charge and can be recharged in a few hours using the included charger. The unit weighs only 1,212 lb, allowing it to be used on a wide variety of floor surfaces without risking damage. Absolute E-Z Up; 843-388-2556; www.absolutee-zup.com
Water-Jet Pump: Improved Operating Pressure Range Water-Jet Pump: Improved Operating Pressure Range The NLB 325 Series Water-Jet Pump Unit now has a pressure range of up to 40,000 psi and can be easily reconfigured to operate at 8,000 psi, 10,000 psi, 12,000 psi, 15,000 psi, 20,000 psi or 24,000 psi. The 325 Series also is available with flows from 12 gpm to 74 gpm and heavy-duty diesel engines rated at 365 hp or 400 hp. All units are trailer-mounted for portability, with four-wheel electric brakes and lighting package. Accessories are available for surface preparation, coating removal, concrete hydrodemolition and pipe-cutting applications. NLB Corp.; 248-624-5555; www.nlbcorp.com
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