Product Launches

Jan. 1, 2003
Every year dozens of new products are introduced over the winter at industry shows such as the World of Concrete, the Associated Equipment Distributors

Every year dozens of new products are introduced over the winter at industry shows such as the World of Concrete, the Associated Equipment Distributors and American Rental Association conventions. Here is Part II in our series of the latest new products.

Scissor Lift

The GS-1930, the first in Genie's line of self-propelled scissor lifts, incorporates built-in self-diagnostics that notify operators of possible fault conditions, disc brakes and a variable speed motor for extended battery and motor life to provide maximum uptime. The product also features proportional controls for lift and drive functions, large area platforms and tight space maneuverability. Swing-out battery boxes and power modules that allow easy access to components are designed to facilitate maintenance. Safety features include pothole guards, a slip-resistant surface on deck platform and built-in lanyard attachments. It lifts up to 500 pounds to a working height of 25 feet and also has a 39-inch easy roll-out platform extension.
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Champion Elevators introduces the US-60-1RNU elevator. Designed specifically for the construction industry, this un-counterweighted, 6,000-pound capacity elevator combines heavy-duty, rugged dependability with engineering innovations to eliminate the need for catheads, wire rope and counterweights. It features hot-dipped galvanized steel car frames, towers, tie-ins and base fence enclosures for superior strength and greater corrosion resistance. The elevator is equipped with two 35-hp motors for a top traveling speed of 175 fpm.
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The XAS756CD from Atlas Copco is a single axle, lightweight compressor powered by a Caterpillar 3126B turbocharged diesel engine. It weighs 5,580 pounds and delivers 750 cfm at 100 psi. In the future, the company will offer the same size unit in a 500 cfm at 150 psi and a 600 cfm at 125 psi working pressure.
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A cross between 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines, the 4-cycle M2500 multi-purpose tool from Shindaiwa features lightweight, high torque, multi-position characteristics and efficient throttle response of the 2-cycle engine. Other features include the 24.5cc, 1.1-hp engine, improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust gas emissions. The split boom and positive coupler design of the M2500 allows for easy changing of six different attachments.
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Grease Fitting/Joint Cleaner

Innovative Products of America introduces the Grease Fitting Cleaner that easily opens stubborn or clogged grease fittings and joints. Many times when pumping grease into a fitting the joint won't accept it because the grease in the joint has become hard or contaminated. The cleaner can force a light oil into the joint loosening up the old, hard grease and allowing new grease to be pushed in.
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Tilt Trailer

The HT series of tilt trailers from Bri-Mar is available in 16- and 18-foot lengths and offers 10,000 and 12,000 gvwr. Standard equipment includes an inside deck width of 82 inches between the fenders, adjustable coupler, drop leg jack, rubber lights and six D-rings. With a 14-degree load angle the HT series simplifies the loading of equipment.
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Air/Water Hose Reel

Lightweight yet rugged, the new 8051 reel from Alemite has 52 feet of 5/16 inch hose. It has a 218 psi pressure rating. The hose reel is spring powered and self-retracting. It features a molded plastic housing and a pivoting bracket for mounting.
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Rotary Cutter

Designed for mulching small branches and saplings and for cutting through thick grass and brush, the 90-inch Brushcat from Bobcat is a powerful land-clearing tool. Equipped with dual spindles that drive two blades each, two front rollers, one full-width rear roller, two stump jumpers and 3-inch wide offset blades with a 2-inch cutting height as standard equipment, the 90-inch rotary cutter is rugged enough for the toughest applications. The rotary cutter is also equipped with a patented blade shutoff system that stops blade rotation when the cutter is raised off the ground.
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Plunger Pumps

Cat Pumps announces another new direct-drive plunger pump for the portable cleaning industry. The high quality materials and unique design of the new 3SP series pumps offer reliability and long life at a new low price. The 3SP30G1I gas model delivers 3.0 gpm at 3,000 psi while the 3SP35GEI electric model delivers 3.5 gpm at 2,500 psi. Both models are a direct-mount flange style pump with a new streamline ribbed crankcase.
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The 3,088-pound ride-on roller from Multiquip is built for asphalt and sub-layer granular and mixed soil compaction jobs. The AR-13H has 3,100 pounds of centrifugal force with 4,000 vpm. It has a 35.7-inch drum width and travels up to 4.8 mph. For improved efficiency and reduced labor cost, the machine has a 1 1/4-inch clearance on the right side for close operation near walls and obstacles, a 19-inch curb clearance ensuring flush compaction to the curb and unobstructed driver visibility.
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With a 6,000-pound digging force, the Allmand Bros. TLB-535's industrial class backhoe can reach an 11-foot digging depth. Dual cylinder, 180-degree hydraulic cushioned swing allows precise work in tight areas, while joystick controls provide simple, smooth operation. Allmand's ESL backhoe design features oversized pins with replaceable composite bearings and urethane lip seals in all working joints. This design greatly reduces friction and extends service intervals by eliminating metal-to-metal contact, retaining grease levels and keeping out debris.
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The new Morbark model 3600 Wood Hog has been completely re-engineered to meet the needs for a compact, affordable mobile grinder. The machine has been shortened by 11 feet and the weight reduced by more than 13,000 pounds. The infeed opening has been widened by 6 inches and now measures 34 by 63 inches. Easy access to the pressure gauges allow the operator to check pressure on the yoke, infeed bed and belly conveyor with the simple touch of a button.
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Power Rake

With up to 40 percent more power, the PowerRake from FFC Attachments quickly pulverizes soil, removes rock and debris, finish-grades, spreads fill or topsoil and dethatches. Features include a powerful bi-directional drum that works the soil forward and backward and long-lasting carbide teeth positioned for maximum coverage. Designed for skid steers, backhoes, loaders and tractors with 3-point hitches, the product is available in three widths — 48, 72 and 90 inches.
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