January Honorable Mentions
Computer Software Honorable Mention
Dashboard Version 2.0
Systematic Dashboard is a business intelligence tool that provides up-to-the-minute results and controls the bottom-line and the health of rental operations. Multi-colored charts give immediate information on profitability, revenue and asset utilization and display how well a business is performing in real-time. Choose from more than 70 charts and customize each view with metrics and color-coding. Tabs allow users to toggle between various views and drill down for root-cause analysis. Systematic Dashboard lets users configure pop-up and e-mail alerts that provide instant feedback about business. Operators are notified when issues develop, allowing time for immediate action. The burden of interpreting static reports is significantly reduced; the time saved can now be refocused on improving customer relations and operations efficiency.
Concrete-working Equipment Honorable Mention
Pro Boss Pour Spout Wheelbarrow
Brentwood Industries, MTA Distributors
MTA Distributors introduces the Pro Boss Pour Spout wheelbarrow from Brentwood Industries (Model PW6SP). This 6-cubic-foot wheelbarrow is designed for the professional contractor. Pouring concrete into Sonotube is designed to be easier because the structural-steel channel undercarriage and 6-inch knobbed tires are made to stand up to the most demanding jobsite. The Pour Spout’s oversized 60-inch American Hardwood handles enable users to lift heavy loads. Brentwood Industries’ UV-stabilized polyethylene pan is rugged, easy-to-clean and stays clean job after job, and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
Generators/Welders Honorable Mention
PowerSource G90-G570 Mobile Generators
Ingersoll Rand, Doosan Infracore Portable Power
Ingersoll Rand PowerSource mobile generators offer a compact design tailored for performance, simplicity and value. New G90-G570 PowerSource models range from 94 to 570 kVA. PowerSource generators boast low noise signatures and are ideal for night work and noise-sensitive applications. Environmental skidbases provide a minimum 110-percent containment of all generator fluids for cleaner, safer worksites and minimizing potential for environmental contamination. All controls and connection points are grouped at the rear of the generator in an ergonomically designed power pedestal for convenience and safety. PowerSource generators are multi-voltage capable and feature voltage selector switch protection, an innovative solution to reduce downtime and costly generator damage. If the voltage selector switch is accessed during operation, the generator will immediately shut down to prevent switching under load.
Lifts Honorable Mention
The Genie GS-3232 scissorlift lifts up to 500 pounds to 38 feet. Just 7-feet, 11-inches long and 2-feet, 8-inches wide stowed, the GS-3232 fits through standard doorways. It is designed to use in buildings with tall ceilings, sloped floors and single door access such as churches, movie theaters and paper mills. With dual front-wheel drive and zero inside-turn radius, the GS-3232 easily maneuvers around restrictive work environments. A 3-foot extension deck allows workers and tools to utilize the maximum amount of platform workspace. The GS-3232 has a travel speed of 2.2 mph and is able to handle a 25-percent grade to get where it is needed most. The GS-3232 comes standard with Genie’s automatic leveling hydraulic outrigger system, leveling on slopes of up to 5 degrees side-to-side and 3 degrees front-to-back.
Miscellaneous Honorable Mention
Dri-Eaz Products’ EB1400 portable environmental control unit brings maximum versatility for balancing temperature, humidity and air exchange. The new portable unit offers 1-ton cooling effectiveness with 470 cfm, plus dehumidification, focused heating and ventilation. It is ductable for spot cooling and directing conditioned air or heat into specific spaces, while filtering room air and pumping out condensation. Designed to help customers manage temperatures and control humidity anywhere it’s needed, the new environmental control unit includes two interchangeable 8-inch duct rings for spot cooling, focusing heat or for air exchange. Its rotomolded housing is treated with Microban antimicrobial product protection, and the sturdy shell protects it from dings or dents that commonly plague metal housing designs. The EB1400 is easy to operate with digital temperature controls, an automatic pump and cord, and hose pockets for fast access and storage.