Second-half 2009 New Products Spotlight

General Pipe Cleaners

General Pipe Cleaners Spin-Drive now features a tougher, stronger reinforced heavy-gauge tubular frame. With a capacity of 50, 75 or 100 feet of ½-inch Flexicore wire rope center cable, this lightweight easy-to-operate manual drain cleaner clears 2- and 4-inch drain lines. The Spin-Drive's comfortable turning handle turns the cage smoothly on self-aligning iolite bearings mounted on the front and rear of the frame.

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The Gradall XL 4100 III excavator can be driven to jobsites and back to the equipment yard without the cost of a truck and lowboy trailer. A single, fuel-efficient Detroit Diesel Mercedes engine provides an extra edge in horsepower while operating both the over-the-highway carrier and the upper structure of the boom. The XL 4100 III carrier tail swing is 12 inches shorter than the XL 4100 II that it replaces in the Gradall lineup. In addition, the advanced hydraulics system has pressure-compensated, load-sensing valves with circuit reliefs on all circuits.

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EZ Grout Corp.

The new EZ Grout Hog Crusher jobsite material recycler is easily attached to a skid-steer loader or forklift. It can recycle materials including brick, block, stone, rock, asphalt and non-reinforced concrete on the jobsite. The Hog Crusher scoops up and pulverizes recyclable material in minutes, eliminating the need to have the debris removed from the jobsite. It has a one-half yard hopper capacity, and up to 10 tons of material per hour can be processed.

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Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco introduces three hammers with a new vibro-reduced housing, multiple gripping surfaces and large D-handle. The new range includes the chipping hammer TEX 05PE (pictured), developed for smaller jobs in softer material, and the medium-weight pick hammers TEX 09PE and TEX 12PE, designed for medium to heavy applications in brick, concrete or other hard materials.

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Leica Geosystems

The Roteo 35G is a rotating laser with a green laser beam for improved visibility that allows the user to work precisely on indoor and outdoor tasks where leveling or aligning are required. It is fully automatic so no complicated set-up is required, according to the manufacturer. The Leica Roteo can automatically self-level to compensate for tilts of up to ± 4.5 degrees. It is designed with easy-to-understand symbols, logical key placement, remote control and detector guarantee for simple and intuitive operation.

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Stens adds a new cylinder assembly to its cut-off saw replacement parts offering. This new cylinder assembly fits Dolmar, Makita and Wacker models. The 50-mm assembly comes complete with piston, rings, pin and clips. Also available are compatible cylinder plugs and base gaskets.

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Bosch introduces its new line of finish tools with Full Force Technology, a patented, highly efficient air chamber design. The new line-up includes the FNA250-15 15-gauge angled magazine finish nailer (pictured), FNA250-16 16-gauge straight magazine finish nailer, BNS200-18 18-gauge brad nailer and STN150-18 18-gauge finish stapler. All four tools feature tool-less adjustable depth-of-drive, dry fire lockout, in-line self-cleaning air filters and no-mar nose covers to protect delicate work pieces.

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Makita introduces its new 5-inch random orbit sander, model BO5031K, which features a variable-speed control dial and large 1/8-inch random orbit action for fast and smooth sanding, as well as a rubberized palm grip for better control. It also features a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up, with a powerful 3-amp motor for continuous operation and oversized sealed ball-bearing construction for longer tool life.

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General Equipment

General Equipment introduces the FCS10 Rip-R-Stripper to its line of floor-covering strippers. This electric-powered model provides a compact, lightweight alternative to larger walk-behind units. It accommodates cutting blades up to 10 inches wide and offers high performance, an ergonomic design and multiple accessories. Applications include removing carpet, linoleum and mastics.

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LDC Industries

The UniLift trailer-mounted boomlifts feature working heights up to 42 feet, battery power, 360-degree effective coverage, and quick conversion for use as a universal crane. The new power hack setup option allows for quick and easy outrigger setup. With unit weights less than 3,000 pounds, UniLifts tow comfortably behind a pick-up truck and can be easily maneuvered in and out of tight work spaces.

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The Cat D6N track-type tractor is equipped with premium standard features such as the Cat C6.6 ACERT diesel engine, differential steering, SystemOne undercarriage and implement choices that include a variable-pitch power angle/tilt blade, semi-universal blade, multi-shank ripper and winch PA55. Enhanced features include electro-hydraulic controls, a refined operator's station and easier serviceability. With electro-hydraulic operation of tiller-bar differential, blade controller and ripper controller, signals between these control levers and the corresponding hydraulic systems are electronic, versus hydraulic in the formerly used pilot-control system.

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