What Else Is New?

March 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.

The Outback 185 from Lincoln Electric has a smooth DC welding output of up to 185 amps for welding steel, stainless steel or cast iron, as well as hardfacing projects because of its ability to operate up to 5/32-inch stick electrode. Its single, full-range and calibrated welding output dial facilitates setting current for any maintenance, fabrication or repair job.
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Gradall Industries introduces the Telestick boom extension designed with a quick-change feature to efficiently switch attachments on the Gradall Series 3 hydraulic excavator models. The boom extension can increase the reach and range of excavators to as much as 50 feet, 2 inches on the largest models. It is equipped with buckets, blades and grapples to handle applications such as dredging, sloping and trimming vegetation in hard-to-reach places.
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The Volvo MW500 is a 4-wheel, rear-loading, utility-class milling machine that offers a standard cutting width of 19.69 inches. Its compact size and maneuverability allow for it to perform applications including patching, joints, trenching and close cutting around street and roadway obstructions. The unit has a cutting radius of 7.87 inches, and the right-rear support leg and wheel can be swiveled inboard for flush cutting.
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Stone Construction Equipment introduces the Stone Screed Bull hand-held vibrating power screed line. The VSB80 handles boards up to 16 feet and weighs 32 pounds, and the VSB70 runs 12-foot boards and weighs 25 pounds. Both deliver optimum performance in 2- to 9-inch slumps, and the two models are powered by 4-cycle Honda GX25 engines.
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Diamond Products introduces its Core Cut Star Blue grade segmented high-speed blades designed for asphalt and concrete cutting. The blades can be used wet or dry and come in a 14-inch size with 20-mm bushing.
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The Hilti PR 26 rotating laser has a range of up to 650 feet with the laser receiver. The green laser is designed to improve visibility in indoor applications compared to standard red lasers. The rotation alignment function is available, and the remote control doubles as a laser receiver to save time and reduce labor costs. The tool's built-in line function allows the user's hands to remain free for other tasks once the rotating laser is set to the right height.
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Year-A-Round Corp. introduces the self-propelled Jari mowers, which are designed to cut difficult, heavy-growth areas without plugging. The mower features a floating sickle bar that glides over rough terrain and is available in eight sizes from 16 to 60 inches. The mower's sickle stops when the clutch is released. The control of the unit speed helps to prevent the knife assembly from throwing stones, wire or other small objects.
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The Ridgid SF-2500 SuperFreeze pipe freezing unit is designed to isolate sections of copper or steel pipe with ice plugs, eliminating complete system shut-downs and draining. The unit forms ice plugs in less than five minutes in steel pipes up to 2 inches and copper tubing up to 2½ inches. The SF-2500 operates automatically once the freeze heads are attached to the pipes and the unit is turned on, and continues to run during repairs ensuring the ice plugs do not melt.
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