What Else Is New? December 2010

Dec. 1, 2010
Every month, dozens of new products are introduced by manufacturers serving the rental industry. Here is a look at some of the latest offerings.

Featuring a vertical shaft configuration, Subaru's new EA190V engine offers chain-driven, overhead-cam technology to the small, air-cooled vertical-shaft engine market. The 189cc displacement engine is designed to be lightweight, yet durable and rugged enough for a variety of lawn and garden equipment, including pressure washers, string trimmers, aerators and lawn vacs.
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Haulotte Group's Bil-Jax brand Pro-Jax Utility Scaffold measures 29 inches wide — narrow enough for a single user to maneuver the unit through doorways — and is available with 6-foot, 8-foot and 10-foot brace lengths. Lightweight, sturdy, steel construction reinforces a plywood deck and supports its 1,000-pound capacity. The patented Saf-T-Lok allows users to adjust the platform height in 2-inch increments, ensuring that the platform remains level and locked securely during use.
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Allen introduces the MSP 445 Mechanical Drive Riding Trowel to its lineup. The higher horsepower, improved torque-converter clutch and improved weight-to-horsepower ratio allow the user to pan through tough pours. The MSP 445 features manual steering and pitch controls, a 40-hp air-cooled Kohler gasoline engine, and two 46-inch diameter, 5-blade non-overlapping rotors.
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Larson Electronics' magnalight.com introduces an explosion-proof LED paint spray booth cart for hazardous location areas. The four-foot-four lamp Class 1, Division 1 and Class 2, Division 1 LED light is mounted on a stainless-steel cart with casters and equipped with a power cord, wire guard and explosion-proof switch. The EPLC-48-4L-LED is equipped with 96 watts of LED lighting within a heavy-duty aluminum housing and Pyrex lens.
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The Portable Asset Dispensing Device from Jobsite Resources is an automated, transportable, self-contained storeroom/tool crib that places products and equipment right at the jobsite. The P.A.D.D. uses advanced scale/bin technology and software that tracks consumer usage for inventory and invoicing, consumables, MRO inventory, tools, PPE/safety supplies, indirect materials and welding supplies.
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Multiquip's GloBug is a glare-free, 360-degree balloon light that offers up to 110,000 lumens. The GloBug lighting systems use metal halide bulbs, which offer non-glare light and reduce shadows. Metal halide bulbs are designed to better withstand vibration and rugged jobsite conditions than halogen bulbs.
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Topcon Positioning Systems introduces its new generation of robotic total stations. The QS Series features X-TRAC 8-prism tracking technology, which provides power and speed to enhance productivity. The QS features around-the-corner design and technology engineered to provide increased performance in even the most obstructed sites.
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