February Honorable Mentions
Concrete-working Equipment Honorable Mention
Hex Connection Polygon Chisels
Hilti North America
Used in demolition hammers and stand-up breakers, the 1 1/8-inch Hilti hex connection polygon chisels feature a unique polygon design. This design creates durable chisels that stay sharper and can help customers improve their performance, productivity, cost savings and comfort. The self-sharpening chisels make resharpening and rehardening unnecessary, resulting in high performance levels throughout their life. The chisels increase the working length of flat and wide-flat chisels by 100 percent and the moil point can wear up to four inches in length while maintaining a point suitable for breaking concrete. Over the chisel’s life, a customers’ chiseling efficiency and removal rate increases by up to 30 percent compared with a standard chisel, meaning a tool will be used up to 30-percent less while accomplishing the same work. The chisel’s design helps prevent jamming in base materials, which helps reduce jobsite interruptions and the risk of tool damage.
Earthmoving Equipment Honorable Mention
721E Series Wheel Loader
Case Construction Equipment
Case Construction Equipment introduces the 721E wheel loader, which features enhanced operator comfort, Tier 3-certified power, and improved maintainability and serviceability, including ground-line service checks. The 721E wheel loader is powered by a fully electronic 6.7-liter Tier-3 Case engine that produces 183 net hp. The machine has an operating weight of 30,644 pounds and a bucket capacity of 3.01 cubic yards. The engine allows operators to match power and fuel economy to their application by choosing between three power curves (max, standard and economy power), and four work modes (max, standard, economy and auto). In auto mode, the electronically controlled engine adjusts between power curves to move the maximum amount of material per pound of fuel. The quiet, roomy cab features tilt steering and infinitely adjustable seat and arm rests.
Lawn and Garden Equipment Honorable Mention
Lobo Products, MTA Distributors
MTA Distributors brings to the rental market the “Big Bob” Post Driver/Puller from Lobo Products, LLC (Model 8144-TH-3). This tool is designed to replace a post puller and driver in one compact unit. The 16-pound sliding handle saves the strain of lifting the entire unit while delivering plenty of force to drive or pull posts from even the hardest soil types. The carbon-locking screw securely fastens to the post to turn the driver into a puller.
Lifts Honorable Mention
Whether it is needed to lift or set materials around a worksite, the Genie GTH-1056 telehandler is designed for moving heavy loads with a maximum lift capacity up to 10,000 pounds. The GTH-1056 features an outreach of 40 feet and lifts 4,000 pounds to 56 feet. With an outside turning radius of just under 14 feet and three different steering modes — crab, coordinated and front wheel — Genie offers the choice of a turbo-charged, 4-cylinder Perkins or John Deere diesel engine, as well as features standard 4-wheel drive for easy maneuverability around tight jobsites. With twin axle-mounted stabilizers, as well as a frame-leveling chassis, operators can make side-to-side adjustments on up to 10-degree side slopes. Terrainability is also enhanced with a 20.5-inch break-over ground clearance, which allows operators to precisely position the machine.
Lifts Honorable Mention
1230ES Elevating Mast Aerial Work Platform
The JLG 1230ES elevating mast platform comes with a duty cycle that is up to 300-percent longer. Energy-saving electric motors on the front wheels power the 1,740- pound machine at a top speed of 3 mph. The JLG 1230ES features a 500-pound platform capacity and built-in workstation, including a tool and fastener tray and 110V AC outlet. The hydraulic powered platform can lift to its maximum height of 12 feet or fully lower in 12 seconds. Because of the machine’s narrow overall dimensions and 5-inch inside turning radius, it can negotiate narrow passages and fit into most freight elevators. The steel three-section mast lacks chains, cables or rollers, making it maintenance free. And because it has only four hydraulic connections, the chance of hydraulic fluid leaks is minimal.
Miscellaneous Honorable Mention
HFT 70RS Rental Equipment Trailer
Accommodating the transportation of a variety of rental equipment from site to site, the main deck on the Terex HFT 70RS rental equipment trailer is 29 feet, 5 inches long and 102 inches wide along with additional length on the 9-foot gooseneck deck and the 10-foot extended hydraulic ramp. The folding tail creates a 6-degree break-over angle, which allows a wide range of equipment to drive up the ramp and onto the main deck without using a winch. The HFT 70RS comes standard with an automatic hydraulic tail lock system, and its starburst decking provides excellent traction to move equipment on and off the trailer. The tail section can lift and carry up to 30,000 pounds of equipment, and the trailer has an overall net capacity to carry up to 70,000 pounds.
Miscellaneous Honorable Mention
RentalPro 230 Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco’s RentalPro 230 Electric Paint Sprayer is designed for a wide variety of spray coatings. Its all-aluminum construction makes it lightweight and rust free for longer life. The RentalPro 230’s welded-steel frame offers a rugged four-leg design for solid footing. The easy pump-out filter helps to reduce tip clogs and ensures a quality finish. The new RentalPro line promotes a 60-percent longer life than competitive units. RentalPro is 100-percent factory tested to assure quality and performance. The RentalPro line offers technological advances and features that make these sprayers easy to clean, easy to operate and an efficient way to complete large projects.