2008 Innovative Product Award Honorable Mentions

Feb. 1, 2009
The following products were contenders in the 2008 RER Innovative Product Award competition. Computer Software Scenario Management ModuleOrion Software,

The following products were contenders in the 2008 RER Innovative Product Award competition.

Computer Software

Scenario Management Module
Orion Software, Montreal

Key Innovation: Users can create subsets based on potential usage and client requirements.

Orion Software announces its latest innovation for the Sirius Pro Rental and Inventory Management Software, the Scenario Management Module, which allows users to create subsets of products, in the desired order, and grouped into marketing themes. For example, scenarios could be built based on the type, the size, or the budget of an event. Users can create as many scenarios as they desire based on venue locations, type of usage, budget or any factors influencing the sales process.

The Rental Show Booth 4059

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Concrete-Working Equipment

CRT 48 Series
Wacker Neuson Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Key Innovation: The CRT 48 Series has been re-engineered to include a steering stabilization system that results in 75-percent reduction of force needed to steer the unit.

Wacker Neuson's 48-inch, CRT 48 Series of ride-on trowels offers the Dynamic Steering Stabilization System featuring a torsion-assist steering system that reduces the amount of force needed by the operator to control the machine. This improved steering system makes the unit easy to steer and greatly increases production by reducing operator fatigue. The unit also features a steering dampener system, which is designed to reduce the effect of stick-slip friction between the concrete surface and the trowel blades.

The Rental Show Booth 2235

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Earthmoving Equipment

MTL312 Track Loader
Mustang Manufacturing, West Bend, Wis.

Key Innovation: The new compact chassis has an overall width of 58 inches.

Mustang Manufacturing announces the addition of the MTL312 track loader. The new model features a 66-hp, Tier-3 EPA-certified engine, which meets emissions standards. The compact chassis design on the unit allows it to clear narrow passageways and operate with ease on cramped jobsites. A new standard foot throttle allows operators to be more fuel efficient. An improved control-handle design with additional switches puts more controls at the operator's fingertips.

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Earthmoving Equipment

TRX 15 and TRX 19 walk-behind trenchers
The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minn.

Key Innovation: The traction drive combined with the control system provides improved maneuverability.

Toro's TRX trenchers are the first tracked, dedicated walk-behind trenchers that provide a low center of gravity and large footprint without creating ruts. The simple control system allows operators to trench with one hand while adjusting boom depth with the other. TRX models trench up to 36 inches, which allows increased depth for various jobsites. Two TRX models are powered by Kawasaki twin-cylinder engines in 15- and 19-hp ranges.

The Rental Show Booth 6709

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MTT 20 and MTT 25
Magnum Products, Berlin, Wis.

Key Innovation: Compact mobile equipment unit provides solutions for multiple needs of power, light and water supply.

Magnum Products introduces the MTT 20 and MTT 25 diesel-powered mobile combination units, which provide power, light and water supply for large or remote construction sites, and a base camp for oil fields and mining. Both models boast a light tower with four, 1,000-watt metal halide lights; 3-section, all-steel mast, extendable to 30 feet. The units also feature 360-degree rotation of mast and lights for complete flexible light illumination that is easily operated by one person. A 500-gallon water tank provides water supply with multiple fill and dispense areas. Fuel tank capacity of 246 gallons supports more than a 5-day maximum run time.

The Rental Show Booth 5807

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Lawn and Garden Equipment

Hydro Sod Cutter
Classen, a division of Schiller-Pfeiffer, Southampton, Pa.

Key Innovation: A smooth, consistent power flow with transport speeds of up to 4.7 mph.

Classen expands its sod cutter offerings with the hydrostatic-drive sod cutters. The Hydro Sod Cutters feature a hydrostatic drive for variable transport speed of up to 4.7 mph and powered reverse, multiple cutting widths of 12, 18, 20 or 24 inches. There is an easy depth adjustment of up to 2.5 inches. Engine options include a 5.5-hp or 8-hp Honda engine. The center blade placement ensures a more consistent cutting depth. The unit also includes a finger-tip throttle and a two-year warranty.

The Rental Show Booth 3317

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S-60/S-65 Trax
Genie Industries, Redmond, Wash.

Key Innovation: The four-point track system and Genie's active oscillation axle system sense the terrain and adjusts the axle position based on ground conditions.

The Genie S-60/S-65 Telescopic Trax booms feature a four-point, permanently-fixed track system that allows contractors to work any time of the year. The fixed tracks possess a narrower profile — 8 feet, 6 inches wide — to allow these booms to be transported without special oversize-load permits and limitations on evening and weekend transport. They steer like a wheeled unit and have an inside turning radius of 14 feet and an outside turning radius of 21 feet. With a ground contact pressure of less than 13 psi, the Trax boom leaves a minimal impression on sensitive surfaces. Each track is made of durable, steel-reinforced rubber and measures 17 inches wide and 47 inches long, with each carriage assembly weighing 1,100 pounds. The Trax booms have a travel speed of 2.3 mph.

The Rental Show Booth 6152

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Haulotte Group, Frederick, Md.

Key Innovation: The unit features an 86-foot straight boom with telescopic jib.

Haulotte Group introduces the Telescopic Big Boom HB86TJ+, which is designed to allow users to operate in a wider range of environments. The unit features an outreach of 75 feet 6 inches, simultaneous movements, an 8-foot platform and the capacity to rapidly lift heavy loads (up to 772 pounds). A 19-foot, 8-inch telescopic jib with proportional controls allows users to reach worksites. The boom and the jib are rigid and provide stability. The HB86TJ+ has a narrow fixed-width frame, and an oscillating axle to allow for operation in a wide range of areas.

The Rental Show Booth 1225

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Material Handling

TX842 telescopic handler
Case Construction Equipment, Racine, Wis.

Key Innovation: Low boom design with high operator's station provides improved visibility.

The TX842 from Case works in a variety of material-handling jobs requiring maneuverability, improved traction and lift capacity. The single joystick provides one-hand control of both the boom and attachment. Three available steering modes add to the versatility of these machines. The TX842 comes equipped with a Case Family IV 4.5-liter turbocharged engine, delivering 108 net horsepower. The TX842 has an operating weight of 24,930 pounds, a maximum lift height of 42 feet, a forward reach of 29 feet and a maximum lift capacity of 8,000 pounds.

The Rental Show Booth 4825

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Material Handling

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Key Innovation: Largest capacity telehandler in its class.

JLG G5-18A super compact telehandler boasts a 5,500-pound maximum lifting capacity and 1,850-pound capacity at the fully extended reach of almost 11 feet. The machine comes standard with three operator-selectable steering modes — 4-wheel circle, 4-wheel crab and 2-wheel steering — and has a 126-inch turning radius. The unit features compact dimensions of 146-inches long by 71-inches wide by 75-inches high. The 11,000-pound G5-18A can be lifted by crane at most jobsites for use on higher-level floors.

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Ingersoll Rand MVS-6 Mobile Security System
Doosan Infracore Portable Power, Statesville, N.C.

Key Innovation: System features wireless communication, networking capabilities and a hybrid power system.

The Ingersoll Rand MVS-6 Mobile Security System allows remote monitoring of outdoor areas. It can be remotely operated, using software that connects the user to the system's day/night imaging camera and a 40GB DVR via a wireless connection for recording. The system also monitors the unit's power supply. The MVS-6 uses a standard hybrid power system of solar and diesel technology for six months of uninterrupted remote operation. The unit's wiring is housed inside a tamper-resistant, locked enclosure that protects the unit from theft and vandalism.

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LTLP-436 4-foot manual lift hoist with strap
SpitzLift, MTA Distributors, Whites Creek, Tenn.

Key Innovation: This tool offers universal mounting options.

The SpitzLift LTLP-436 portable crane weighs 33 pounds and has a 700-pound lifting capacity. Built of lightweight structural aluminum, it rotates 360 degrees. The boom has a length of 4 feet, and the crane's height-reach feature adjusts from 3 feet, 5.5 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches above the base. The winch features a load-control disk brake that automatically locks and unlocks for safe lifting. Its foldable design provides portability and convenient storage.

The Rental Show Booth 3435

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Power Tools

DW079KD Self-Leveling Rotary Laser
DeWalt Industrial Power Tools, Baltimore, Md.

Key Innovation: The DW079 laser has a remote control equipped with a privacy setting to eliminate interference between multiple users.

The DW079KD self-leveling rotary laser from DeWalt is built with a covered rotary head cage with multiple thin struts that minimize blind spots. The laser provides accuracy at ±1/8-inch per 100 feet and has a Hi-Alert feature that turns the laser off when it is no longer level with its original position. It has a 5 megawatt beam, is visible indoors up to 100 feet and has a 2,000-foot working diameter. A scan mode button displays a laser chalk line that is controlled by the wireless remote or by the control panel. The laser is powered by DeWalt 9.6- to 18-volt batteries, providing 30 hours of run time.

The Rental Show Booth 4313

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