Postcards from Las Vegas

Feb. 1, 2008
Thompson Pump The 4JSCM 4-inch high-efficiency dry-priming pump from Thompson Pump is designed for general construction duties including sewer bypass.

Thompson Pump

The 4JSCM 4-inch high-efficiency dry-priming pump from Thompson Pump is designed for general construction duties including sewer bypass. With a flow capacity of 1,450 gpm and a shut-off head of 130 feet, the 4JSCM is designed for bypass and construction dewatering applications with solids-handling capabilities up to 3 inches.
Booth 1683 at The Rental Show
Booth C-4723 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 152


JCB introduces the first four models in a new range of high-boom Lift & Place Loadall telescopic handlers, designed by JCB specifically for American contractors and rental companies. The units feature larger cabs, side-mounted Tier-3-compliant engines, plus-pattern servo-hydraulic control levers and rear-axle stabilization on all but the smallest models. The Loadall 506-36 (pictured) provides lift capacity of 6,000 pounds and a working height of 36 feet. The 507-42 provides 7,000 pounds maximum lift capacity and a working height of 42 feet. The 509-42 can handle loads up to 9,000 pounds, while the 510-56 has a 10,000-pound lift capacity and a working height of 56 feet.
Booth 6206 at The Rental Show
Booth G-160 ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 151

Electric Eel

The Electric Eel Model Z5 drain-cleaning machine is designed for longer runs in 1¼- to 3-inch drain lines and features a new belt guard constructed of heavy-duty thermo plastic that mounts securely to the motor with a thumbscrew. The Model Z5 comes standard with ½-inch by 75-foot genuine galvanized aircraft wire inner core cable and a heavy-duty 1/3-hp Baldor motor. A folding handle allows for easy transport and storage.
Booth 1766 at The Rental Show
Reader Service No. 153


Genie Industries introduces the redesigned GTH-5519 telehandler, which has been re-engineered to improve the machine's performance and serviceability while keeping the machine affordable and simple to use. Enhancements to the GTH-5519 include a new comfortable cab, new engine options and an easy-to-service hydraulic system and engine compartment.
Booth 7735 at The Rental Show
Booth G-200 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 154

Allmand Bros.

Allmand Bros. introduces the SHO HD lighting system for portable light towers. The 1,250-watt lamps produce 150,000 lumens, a 30-percent increase in light output and a 20-percent increase in coverage area compared with Allmand's 1,000-watt system. The system is designed for use in Allmand's exclusive SHO parallel lamp fixtures and engineered for mobile applications. The SHO HD lighting system delivers enhanced color index light quality for high-definition visibility and safety of jobsites.
Both 4936 at The Rental Show
Booth G-184 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 156

John Deere

John Deere introduces two models — the 313 (pictured) and 315 — of skid-steer loaders that are compact and maneuverable, yet powerful with rate operating capacities of 1,300 and 1,500 pounds. They feature 45-hp engines that are certified to EPA Interim Tier-4 emissions levels, as well as electronic controls for improved idle stability, cold-start performance and transient response. The skid steers also feature a radial-lift boom. The bucket rests close to the machine when in the down position and swings forward for great reach in the work zone 4- to 5-foot range.
Booth 4119 at The Rental Show
Booth N-1541 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 155

Nikko Tanaka Engineering

Nikko Tanaka introduces the TBC-240PF grass trimmer, which is part of the company's “inspire” design products that feature a new look for the commercial handheld outdoor power equipment industry. The “inspire” design is based on the Hitachi Power Tools industrial design and marks the first collaboration between Hitachi Power Tools and Nikko Tanaka Engineering. The TBC-240PF features a 23cc, 1.2-hp PureFire two-stroke engine, an improved anti-vibration system and a solid-steel drive shaft.
Booth 833 at The Rental Show
Reader Service No. 157

General Equipment

General Equipment introduces the FCS5 Rip-R-Stripper hand-held floor-covering scraper that is electric-powered and is designed for work in smaller, confined areas. The FCS5 removes carpet, tile, linoleum and mastics and features a 5-inch cutting width. The unit cuts at 2,500 oscillations per minute and operates on a standard 115-volt power source and a 1.2-hp electric motor.
Booth 2956 at The Rental Show
Booth S-11229 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 158

Snorkel International

Snorkel introduces the narrow MB2030J articulating lift, which is 32 inches wide but can carry two people with tools. Designed for applications in tight spots that require up-and-over capabilities, the articulating jib offers outreach of 8 feet, 7 inches, and the 360-degree mast rotation provides a safe working height of up to 25 feet, 8 inches. The MB2030J is drivable while elevated and has an inside turning circle of 12 inches.
Booth 6138 at The Rental Show
Booth G-117 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 159

Ditch Witch

The Charles Machine Works, manufacturer of Ditch With, introduces the 420sx vibratory plow. The unit features a dual-speed attachment drive. With two speeds, the operator can quickly adapt to changing ground conditions, whether plowing or trenching. The 420sx is designed to closely follow the contour of the ground, which helps the attachment maintain a constant plowing depth on uneven terrain. Besides a standard vibratory plow, the 420sx can also run a Roto Witch boring attachment and a trencher.
Booth 4919 at The Rental Show
Booth N-2241 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 160

Terex Corp.

Terex introduces the T360 Super Quiet Generator that is powered by a heavy-duty, 426-hp Cummins diesel engine and offers Tier-3 compliance to meet the latest environmental standards. The T360 offers 360 kilovolt amps, or 288 kW, of prime electrical output to provide operators the flexibility to power loads such as large tower cranes and pumps, or providing temporary power during electrical substation maintenance. The fuel capacity on the T360 offers operators 24 hours of continuous operation on one tank of fuel.
Booth 5025 at The Rental Show
Booth G-200 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 161

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Tools

Featuring an advanced vibration reduction system, the CP 1210 hand-held breaker series from Chicago Pneumatic Construction Tools offers features to enhance operator comfort and tool control, as well as increased power to match the performance of heavy breakers. The 35-pound class breakers are designed for light-to-medium demolition of floors, pavement, frozen ground and masonry walls. Each series model requires 59 cfm of air and delivers 1,400 blows per minute.
Booth 1752 at The Rental Show
Booth S-19209 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 162

Power Blanket

Power Blanket introduces drum heater technology that is lightweight, durable, and low-energy and provides an even heat distribution. The drum heater wraps around any 55-, 30- or 5-gallon drum and plugs into any standard 20-amp outlet. The heater is available in five temperatures with a built-in thermostat, applying safe, even and consistent heat to materials including water, resins, mortar or cement mixes.
Booth 1409 at The Rental Show
Booth GP-50161 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 163


SourceOne introduces the TurfSavr, which is designed to slice, dethatch, overseed or fertilize a 22-inch-wide path in a single pass. The unit is powered by a 9.5-hp Honda or 10-hp Briggs & Stratton engine, and can slice or dethatch deeply in various types of soil and turf conditions. The TurfSavr is self-propelled and features 12 × 6-inch pneumatic rear tires. The heat-treated carbon-steel knives are tightly spaced to improve seed penetration and germination.
Booth 2825 at The Rental Show
Reader Service No. 164

Kaeser Compressors

Kaeser's M57 Mobilair Utility Mount portable compressor delivers 210 cfm at 100 psi. Its design includes an easy-to-read curbside instrument panel protected by an aluminumhinged lockable door, as well as forklift slots and a single-point lifting bail to make cross mounting on service vehicles an easy task. Its 28-gallon fuel tank provides 10 hours of uninterrupted operation and its high-capacity, cold-start battery ensures reliable operation in service working conditions.
Booth 5347 at The Rental Show
Booth S-9429 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 165


The EB1400 portable environmental control unit from Dri-Eaz is a 3-in-1 unit that provides supplemental heat, spot cooling and dehumidification — or any combination of the three — to jobsites. The EB1400 delivers 1 ton of cooling power at up to 470 cfm. Two interchangeable 8-inch duct rings allow for flexible application, and its rotomolded housing is treated with Microban antimicrobial protection. The unit also features digital controls, automatic condensate pump-out, and cord and hose pockets for fast access and storage.
Booth 1552 at The Rental Show
Reader Service No. 166


Yanmar's Vi017 offers true zero-tail-swing and an operating weight of 3,836 pounds. A three-pump hydraulics system provides smooth operation even while using both the boom and arm during turning and precise work, and replaces the previous model Vi015's two-pump system. The digging depth is 7 feet, 7 inches, and the horsepower has been upped to 13.5 from the previous model at 11.9. Variable tracks allow narrow access at 3 feet, 1 inch, and then expand to 3 feet, 11 inches for more stable operation.
Booth 5325 at The Rental Show
Booths S-18005 and N-2159 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 167

Godwin Pumps

Godwin Pumps introduces the Sub-Prime SlimLine GSP20SL electric submersible pump for dewatering applications. The SlimLine 7.09-inch-diameter pump with a top discharge design fits into an 8-inch caisson. Featuring a dual-voltage motor, the pump allows for convenient changeover in the field. The GSP20SL model is capable of maximum flow rates up to 140 gpm and discharge heads to 65 feet. The unit also features tandem mechanical seals for dry running.
Booth 3452 at The Rental Show
Booth C-6789 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 168

General Pipe Cleaners

General Pipe Cleaners' J-1450 Jet-Set electric water jet is a compact and portable drain-cleaning machine designed for the rental industry. The J-1450 uses high-pressure water to clear drain lines clogged with grease, sand, sludge and ice. The overall height of the machine is 29 inches, yet remove the detachable 200-foot capacity hose reel and the height drops to 14 feet. The unit also features a slide-out handle to make it easier to roll to the jobsite.
Booth 1942 at The Rental Show
Reader Service No. 169

Telsmith Inc.

Telsmith Inc., an Astec company, introduces the track-mounted primary jaw crushing plant — the Quarry-Trax Model TJ3258. The Telsmith 3258 jaw crusher features a larger gape and a 58-inch-wide crushing chamber, boosting crushing capacity by up to 15 percent. In automatic mode, the crusher feed is maximized by monitoring engine load, crusher load and feed bin level in order to maintain a consistent choke feed. The crusher setting is displayed on an on-board LCD monitor and adjustments are enabled through push-button controls. Hand-held wireless remote maneuvers the plant and provides crusher, feeder, engine and conveyor controls from a safe distance.
Booth C-5135 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 170


Bil-Jax introduces two self-propelled X-Boom models. The 36XT (pictured) is a telescopic boom featuring 43 feet of working height and a 32-foot maximum outreach. Weighing in at 4,900 pounds, operators can transport the 36XT on a trailer with a medium-duty SUV or truck. The 45XA is an articulation boom with a 51-foot working height and 27 feet of maximum outreach. The weight of the 45XA is less than 4,850 pounds. Both X-Booms require no commercial driver's license for towing.
Booths 1466 and 7739 at The Rental Show
Booth S-8417 at ConExpo Con/Agg
Reader Service No. 171