What Else Is New?

June 1, 2004
Swift Lift Cranes has added a 1,000-pound crane to its line. The crane is designed for equipment rental centers, automotive shops and contractors needing

Swift Lift Cranes has added a 1,000-pound crane to its line. The crane is designed for equipment rental centers, automotive shops and contractors needing to move heavier vibratory plates, welders, motors and other equipment weighing more than 650 pounds. These remote controlled, electric hydraulic cranes can turn a truck into a lifting machine.
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Ditch Witch rolls out its latest tractor, the RT55, which features an integrated front cast weight that reduces the counterweight requirements and helps provide balance when running attachments. The RT55 offers backhoe, reel carrier, trencher, vibratory plow, and a combination trencher/vibratory plow. It is designed primarily for work on utility, telecommunications and landscape/irrigation projects.
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Kaeser Compressors now offers a complete line of air tools designed to reduce fatigue without compromising performance. New ergonomic paving breakers reduce noise pollution and are available in 40-, 60- and 90-pound models.
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Stow N Go wheelbarrows from UnionTools can be set up without tools. The wheelbarrow takes up less space than a traditional wheelbarrow and has a 6 cubic foot capacity. Foam cushion grips offer added comfort.
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Hyster Company announces the availability of the J30-40ZT 3-wheel lift truck series. The new models, with capacities from 3,000 to 4,000 pounds, feature large cushion rubber tires and a double-action steer cylinder for a more comfortable ride and increased responsiveness without increasing power consumption. Precision rack and pinion hydrostatic steering facilitates low-effort steering control to reduce driver fatigue.
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Smith Equipment introduces a line of Dual Guard cutting, welding and heating outfits. The Dual Guard Torch provides double safety protection with its in-head flash arrestor in combination with Smith's in-tip gas mixing technology. The heavy-duty torch is capable of cutting up to 8 inches of steel while the medium duty torch (pictured) is capable of cutting up to 6 inches of steel.
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Atlas Copco introduces the new HB 5800 hydraulic breaker attachment. The HB 5800 has a service weight of more than 6 tons and is designed for demolition, tunneling, trenching and foundation work. The attachment accepts up to 103 gpm at 2,610 psi of pressure.
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Makita introduces a new impact driver, model 6952. The impact driver weighs 2.9 pounds and is 9 inches long, offering access and power to fasten in locations where previously impossible. The 6952 features true variable speed for controlled fastening.
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The new model 19AMI-DC manually propelled, battery-powered vertical lift from JLG Industries can lift up to 350 pounds to a working height over 25 feet, 4 inches without the need for outriggers. Standard features include non-marking tires and a low maintenance anodized aluminum mast.
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The Madvac 101 vacuum litter collection vehicle has a self-compacting system that can pick up glass, metal, bottles, cans or any debris, wet or dry, that fits into its hose. The Madvac 101 is available in a 3- or 4-wheel operation and has a 60-gallon capacity litter container. This vehicle is designed for streets, sidewalks and turf areas.
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Stone Construction Equipment has added features to the Bulldog Trench Roller to aid in servicing. The waterproof, solid-state microprocessor-based operating system now features an extended fault history. The handheld remote control transmitter features two indicator lights, which indicate a signal to the receiver and a low-battery warning, in addition to the control buttons.
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Gorgonz Performance Work Gear introduces Pro Dex 500, a form-fitting performance work glove designed for those who need more dexterity. With no tips on the thumb and two fingers, this glove allows workers to handle small screws, nails and bolts and even to dial a cell phone. This warm weather glove is made with breathable fabric, Toughtek reinforcements for grip and Neoprene knuckle protection.
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The Spider, a new hooklift loader attachment kit from Stellar Industries, allows a standard Stellar Shuttle hooklift loader to attach to 20-foot long ISO shipping containers without the need for additional understructure on the container. In conjunction with the Stellar Shuttle model 190-24-52, it can handle both empty and loaded containers with a gross weight capacity of up to 40,000 pounds.
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Lincoln Electric has added four new products to its Excalibur line of all-position, low hydrogen electrodes for manual stick welding. These electrodes offer a moisture-resistant coating as well as a clean puddle and uniform slag follow. Excalibur's square coating burnoff means the arc will not wander and is resistant to fingernailing in critical out-of-position joints or joints more susceptible to arc blow conditions.
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Loegering introduces a forward digging skid-steer-mounted trencher with a side-shift design that digs in both directions, straight and in curves. The trencher has a skid-plate that can be set in relation to the two tandem dirt augers and rests on the ground, allowing the operator to skid steer in the float position and maintain a constant digging depth.
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Johnston Sweeper introduces a new operator controlled “leaf door” option package on its 3000/4000 mechanical broom street sweeper models. It allows easy ingestion of heavy leaf accumulations after the annual leaf-shedding season. The 3000/4000 sweepers feature safety drive lock-out when the hopper is in a raised position and 5.6 cubic yard hoppers.
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The 247B and 257B (pictured) multi terrain loaders from Caterpillar feature new turbocharged engines and redesigned operator station components. The multi terrain loaders combine the technology of the Cat skid-steer loaders and a suspended track undercarriage. Both loaders use the Cat 3024C T engine and have a net power of 57 hp.
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The new hydraulic feed, drum-style model 1290-H from Bandit has a 37-inch diameter drum that enables it to cut nearly everything in its path with the bottom half of the drum. The larger chipper opening and powerful feed system allow the 1290-H to process limbs with limited trimming. It is available as a self-propelled unit with a Caterpillar 304 rubber tracked undercarriage. Options include a hydraulic winch, a hydraulic or mechanical swivel discharge spout and an Auto Feed Plus feed system governor.
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The new model 4206D/T rubber track-driven tractor from Bell Equipment features four rubber track-drive modules that provide added traction over a wide range of landscapes and applications. The tractor is designed for pull scraping applications and has a 422-hp DaimlerChrysler diesel engine. The tractor doubles as a device for moving water trailers, belly dump trailers and towed vibratory compactors around the jobsite.
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Ready Products introduces the new Retract-A-Bit self-storing screwdriver system, which features bits that can be changed with the push of a button. The Retract-A-Bit includes two Phillips head, two slotted head and two square head bits. The bits are integral to the screwdriver so they can't be lost.
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Wacker's new generation of rammers offer an easy start, EPA certified 2-cycle engine. The BS 50-2i, BS 60-2i and BS 70-2i offer operator comfort by reducing vibration.
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