What Else Is New?

Nov. 1, 2009
Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms introduces a redesigned cold weather package for its Genie articulating and telescopic boomlifts for the North American market. Designed to improve engine starting in cold conditions and optimize LCD display and hydraulic drive and function response, the new Cold Weather Package includes synthetic engine oil, a 110-V AC warming blanket, and either an oil pan heater or engine block heater depending on engine type.
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Dewalt launches a line of bare tools (batteries and chargers sold separately). For the first time, users will be able to purchase single tools, combo kits, bare tools as well as batteries and chargers for optimal flexibility. The new line includes 18 tools from drills and impact drivers to saws and expansion products, such as cordless rotary hammers and vacuums.
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Coporate Services announces new integrations with its TrakQuip rental software solution. New integrations include Vertex Solutions, a tax provision and compliance application; CTP Solutions, a document printing and mailing service; and RouteSmith, a delivery management and dispatch solution.
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Coleman Cable introduces Welder Extension Cords that bring portability to welding machines and provide convenience to the welding contractor. These 8/3 STW extension cords are available in 25- and 50-foot lengths, and deliver 40A at 250 volts. The Welder Extension Cords feature a STW jacket with molded ends for heavy-duty performance and lights receptacle for convenience and safety.
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Miller Electric Manufacturing introduces the FILTAIR 130 welding fume extraction device, which captures particles down to .1 micron compared to competitive units that only capture particles .4 microns and larger. For reduced operator downtime and maintenance costs, the FILTAIR 130 features a quick manually cleanable filter using compressed air for extended filter life.
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Caterpillar introduces the new Cat C3.4B, C4.4 ACERT and C6.6 ACERT to its Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB technology industrial engine line-up. The new models cover the horsepower band from 60 to 174 and are suited for compact and midrange equipment. Compared to existing Tier 3/Stage IIIA engines, these new engines produce fuel consumption improvements across the entire horsepower band.
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VacTron Equipment's new LP555DT industrial vacuum is easy to maneuver in tight places and offers improved rearview visibility. The LP555DT features a 36-hp water-cooled, balanced diesel engine, and also has a Super Diesel 49-hp option. All service points for the engine are curbside accessible. Other standard features include a 500-gallon spoil tank, twin 100-gallon saddle water tanks with automatic low-water cut-off and a 0.5-micron filter.
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The new Spectra Precision DET-2 Theodolite from Trimble is designed to be a rugged, cost-effective digital electronic theodolite that provides accurate horizontal and vertical angle measurements for general construction applications. A simple six-button keypad provides quick setups and intuitive operation with a low operator learning curve. Fully customizable for the user's preferred operating style or job, the DET-2 has programmable settings for the horizontal angle resolution, 90-degree angle beep, and vertical angle display in degrees or percentage.
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Bobcat's new S650 skid-steer loader and T650 compact track loader are now available. The new M-Series design enables the operator to accomplish more work through performance and durability enhancements that provide more power and keep the loader working longer, while increasing operator comfort through improved visibility and a more spacious comfortable cab.
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