What Else Is New?

Aug. 1, 2005
Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings. Tiger

Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings.

Tiger Equipment's new Sturdi Plate SP3800 features a vibration dampened ergonomic handle that folds flat for compact storage and easy transport. With a reinforced cast steel base plate and an oil bath eccentric that delivers 3,800 pounds of force, it's designed for power and long service life. The seamless front-mount water tank has a 2.5-gallon capacity. The SP3800 weighs 196 pounds and is 20 inches wide.
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Bobcat's over-the-tire steel tracks feature pads and traction bars made of ductile casting, durable bushings and links, easily replaceable parts and tire protection and guidance. The tracks' dual induction hardened pads and traction bars have 3.5 times more wear volume than competitors, according to the company. The tracks improve traction in mud, sand, or other loose materials and make it easier to move heavy loads without getting stuck.
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The National Environmental Service Co.'s automated DirtSquirt wheel-washing system is intended to wash wheels and tires at high dirt and mud jobsites before truck and equipment operators return to the streets. The system includes a 20-hp, 160-gpm high-pressure pump, 200-psi pump module, dual spray bars, a utility bump, all-weather infrared motion sensor detector, connecting hoses, easy-to-replace spray nozzles and a stop sign for the wheel wash.
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Milwaukee Electric Tool's right angle drill attachment allows contractors to drill holes or drive screws in tight spaces. The attachment, model 49-22-8510, works best with cordless 2.4 volt or larger drills and fits any ¼-inch or larger chuck. The 2-inch-wide attachment can control up to 235 inch-pounds of torque and accepts ¼-inch hex drive accessories.
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The MP-6100TA torque controlled impact wrench from Michigan Pneumatic Tool features an auto-stop function to tighten bolts to a pre-adjusted tension. The 1-inch square drive adjusts torque output from 300 to 1,400-foot pounds. Other features include a through hole anvil and an optional #5 spline drive.
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Kaeser Compressors' Omega G Series gas-tight rotary blowers feature double piston ring, hardened-steel gas and oil seals for reliable sealing and long service life. The input shaft double lip seals with oil barrier prevent air ingress as well as fugitive gas emissions. The units are available in flows to 5,400 cfm at 15 psid or vacuum up to 15-inch Hg.
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Cummins' PowerMatch software is designed to optimize electronic engine performance. PowerMatch shapes torque curves and adjusts features of an electronic engine to match engine performance to customer needs. The software takes into account the work environment, load factors, ambient temperature and operating modes.
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Bosch Power Tools unveils the 1126EVS 1¾-inch SDS-max combination hammer. The hammer comes equipped with a 6-inch core bit capacity. The tool's Turbo Mode feature increases its power by 20 percent to increase impact energy and impacts per minute in demolition applications. Other features include Vario-Lock positioning, which rotates and locks the SDS-max tool holder into 12 different positions and Constant Response Circuitry, which gives the tool a softer start and constant speed.
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BLS offers its poly bolt-on track pads to replace polyurethane pads bolted onto predrilled steel triple grouser track shoes, currently in use on many milling machines and asphalt and concrete pavers. Because of simplified installation and removal, companies can replace track pads in the field with a small crew and avoid having to transport the machine back to the company's garage.
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Onset Computer Corp.'s Hobo U10 is a data logger that detects signs of environmental conditions suitable for mold growth. The product monitors temperature and humidity, and uses Windows-based software to convert the recorded data into time- and date-stamped graphs.
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