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Products   08/25/2010
2d Excavator Guidance System: Can Be Converted to 3D The Leica PowerDigger 2D excavator guidance system can be used on a dozer, excavator or grader. Leica’s PowerSnap technology allows the user to switch between traditional grade-and-slope and 3D machine-control panels as needed. Core components of the system can be removed for security, while machine-specific settings are saved in the cradle. The addition of a 3D control box and GNSS sensor allows for an excavator to work with a 3D profile. Leica Geosystems Inc.; 770-326-9500;
Portable Tool Crib: All-in-One Maintenance Kit The Snap-on Industrial Portable Mechanics’ Service provides a fully stocked tool crib with large and small hand tools as well as multimeters and other specialty equipment. It is housed in a hard-side Pelican 0450 case and features laser-etched serial numbers to track tools. Snap-On Industrial; 877-740-1900;
Asphalt Plant: Now With Warm-Mix Asphalt Asphalt Drum Mixer’s Milemaker Series of asphalt plants now features a warm-mix asphalt system. The Milemaker previously was able only to work with hot mixes, but the new system can introduce water or other chemicals into liquid asphalt, allowing for warm mixes. The system is available on temporary, portable and permanent asphalt plants. Asphalt Drum Mixers; 260-637-5729;
Redesigned Reclaimer/Stabilizer: Smaller Turning Radius The RS446C Reclaimer/Stabilizer is powered by a 415-hp diesel engine and direct cutter drive that, according to the manufacturer, lets it perform the work of a 500-hp-class machine. The RS446C has a cutting depth of 20 in. and has a production rate of 155 ft per minute. A redesigned rear axle reduces the reclaimer/stabilizer’s turning radius to only 14 ft. Terex Roadbuilding; 405-787-6020;
Pickup-Truck Step: Fits Standard Attachment The Step n Tow provides a stable platform for getting into the bed of a pickup truck. The tool has an 18-in., swing-out step with rubber footing. It fits a standard 2-in. receiver on a pickup truck. The step is made of galvanized steel with a powder-coat finish. The step’s optional universal-mount attachment allows the Step n Tow to accept any tool that fits a standard 2 x 2 receiver, such as a mounted vice or electric winch. Step n Tow Systems; 860-935-0121;
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