Heavy construction products
05/31/2013

This month, Rental Management looks at heavy construction equipment including earthmoving equipment, underground utility equipment, trenchers, excavators, compact equipment and attachments.

Komatsu wheel loader

866-513-5778; www.komatsuamerica.com

The WA320-7 wheel loader from Komatsu America Corp. Rolling Meadows, Ill., has an EPA Tier 4 interim certified engine with a net of 165 hp while using 10 percent less fuel than its predecessor. The WA320-7 uses the Parallel Z-bar (PZ) loader linkage, which provides the parallel lift for pallet moving and high tilt forces to handle large attachments. The PZ linkage offers a larger bucket break-out force and a 10 percent increase in
lifting force.
 

Brokk demolition machine

800-621-7856; brokk.com

The Brokk 60 demolition machine from Brokk AB, Monroe, Wash., is designed to be one of the smallest remote-controlled demolition machines available at a height of 34.4 in. and weight of 1,100 lbs. Redesigned from the Brokk 50, the new model has an increased flow rate from 4.8 to 5.8 gal. per minute to allow the machine to work faster while delivering 25 percent more power than the previous model. The Brokk 60 has a horizontal reach of 8.2 ft. and a vertical reach of more than 10 ft. and can be mounted with breakers, crushers, buckets and grapples.
 

BOMAG compactor

800-782-6624; www.bomag.com/us

The BMP8500 articulated multi-purpose compactor from BOMAG Americas, Kewanee, Ill., is powered by a 19.4-hp, three-cylinder, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine with a system that automatically idles the engine to conserve fuel during inactivity. The compactor has a dual exciter system and two selectable amplitudes that deliver output options of either 8,000 or 16,000 lbs. of centrifugal force. The company says users can quickly adjust the compactor’s working width from 24 in. to 33.5 in. with standard bolt-on drum extensions. The compactor has a dual function cable/radio remote control.
 

Case excavator

866-542-2736; casece.com

The CX130C excavator from CASE Construction Equipment, Racine, Wis., has a Tier 4 interim engine providing an 8 percent increase in fuel economy versus the company’s previous B Series models, the company says. The excavator uses “Boom Economy Control” to lower engine rpms during the boom down and swing operation, while the “Auto Economy Control” lowers rpms when the joysticks are inactive. The excavator’s low profile is designed to increase visibility from the operator’s seat as compared to previous models.
 

Ditch Witch guidance system

800-654-6481; ditchwitch.com

The TK Series HDD guidance system from Ditch Witch, Perry, Okla., enables the operator to determine the location of the drill head beacon at depths as great as 110 ft. Each TK HDD guidance system includes a remote display, beacon, hard case and batteries. The advanced TKQ Tracker Beacon includes four frequencies.
 

Canycom crawler carrier

888-450-0381; canycomsales.com

The Canycom S25A crawler carrier from Canycom, Bellevue, Wash., has a 46-hp Kubota diesel engine, a 180-degree pivot dump bed, 90-degree dumping angle and a rotating operator’s station. The 5,176-lb. machine has a maximum payload of 5,500 lbs., two-speed travel, and four see-saw type rollers to maintain a more even ride in difficult terrain and help absorb shock to the undercarriage.
 

Loftness mulching attachment

800-828-7624; loftness.com

The carbide cutter G3 high-performance mulching head attachment from Loftness, Hector, Minn., is designed for use with skid-steers. The carbide cutter G3 is available with 51-, 61- and 71-in. cutting widths. All models are offered with a variety of carbide-tipped and heat-treated steel teeth. The G3 has a two-stage cutting chamber with staggered counter teeth and a shear bar designed to create smaller particle sizes and eliminate jamming and wrapping issues.
 


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The Toro Co. tool carrier

800-344-8676; toro.com/rental

The Toro® Dingo® TX 427 narrow track tool carrier from The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., is designed with only three controls. The Dingo is available with several attachments to handle digging and hauling to earthmoving and trenching.
 

   

Topcon construction site management system

925-245-8300; topconpositioning.com/sitelink3d

The Sitelink3D construction site management system from Topcon Positioning Systems, Livermore, Calif., provides web-based, real-time visualization and communications, including access to job-site status, the ability to create new or update job-site parameters, and a view of real-time movement of machines. Most in-the-field Topcon 3D-MC equipped machines are Sitelink3D ready with the addition of the SL-100 radio modem. 3D-MC systems can be ordered Sitelink3D ready. Job managers, surveyors and grade-checkers using Pocket3D or 3D Office software also can be added to a Sitelink3D network.

 

JCB backhoe

912-447-2000; jcbna.com

The JCB 3CX backhoe loader from JCB North America, Pooler, Ga., comes standard with the company’s Ecomax diesel engine, designed to deliver up to 9 percent better fuel consumption and a 6 percent boost in torque. The company says the variable flow piston hydraulic pump matches flow to demand, reducing fuel consumption. The system senses the pressures and flow, prioritizing automatically where the demand is required, which leads to lower lever efforts, reduced noise levels and rapid response to controls for up to 30 percent faster cycle times, the company says.

 
   

Jenny Products compressor

814-445-3400; jennyproductsinc.com

The W11HGB-30P two-stage wheeled-portable air compressor from Jenny Products, Somerset, Pa., has an 11-hp Honda GX-Series gas engine with electric start and a high-capacity “W” pump. It includes a powder-coated 30-gal., ASME-certified air tank.
The compressor produces 21 cfm at 100 psi or 17.6 cfm at 175 psi.

 

John Deere excavator

800-537-8233; johndeere.com

The 50G compact excavator from John Deere, Moline, Ill., has a widened and lengthened cab for improved operator comfort and a Final Tier 4 solution. There is a new door design for improved entry and visibility to the left-hand side of the machine. The door design also widens the size of the opening for entering the cab. Within the operator station, a multifunction monitor provides a coolant temperature and fuel gauge, clock, two trip meters, regeneration inhibit, auto shut down control and machine hours among several functions. There also is an added third service door to improve access to the cooling core.

 
   

Underground Tools Inc. (UTI) trenching chain

866-488-3478; undergroundtools.com

The expandable shark chain trenching chains from Underground Tools Inc. (UTI), Lino Lakes, Minn., are designed to change the cutting width of the chain and can be configured from a 6-in. cut to a 12-in.-wide cut and is currently available in 2.000-in.-pitch to 2.650-in.-pitch mid-size class chain. The chain is a low-profile, anti-back-flex, fully welded chain except for the expandable cutting stations, which are bolt-on, top-mount attachments that use four
same-size bolts and locknuts.

 

IHI Products compact loader

800-538-1447; ihices.com

The IHI AS12 compact loader available from IHI/Compact Excavator Sales, Elizabethtown, Ky., has a 21-hp Yanmar engine, hydraulic pilot joystick controls and auxiliary hydraulics. The 2,955-lb. machine can handle an operating load of up to 728 lbs. and has a breakout force of 1,678 lbs. An optional adapter plate frame is available to utilize mini skid-steer attachments.

 

 

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SweepEx broom attachment

800-725-8377; trynexfactory.com.

The SweepEx Mega 600 broom attachment from Trynex International, Madison Heights, Mich., has a 60-in. sweeping width. Mounting kits for forklifts, bucket lips, three-point hitches (class 1 and 2) and skid-steer pivots are available. The brooms are built with no moving parts, eliminating the cleaning and lubrication of sprockets and bearings associated with rotary-style brooms. The company says its brush section system also is designed to simplify brush replacement.
 

   

Bobcat compact excavator

800-743-4340;  bobcat.com/excavators

The M-Series E32 compact excavator from Bobcat, West Fargo, N.D., falls within the 3-to-4-ton weight class, with an operating weight of 7,183 lbs., an overall width of 59.8 in. and a bucket breakout force of 6,968 lbs. The house overhang has been reduced by 45 percent when compared to previous models of comparable size, while the redesigned cab provides greater operator comfort, the company says. Enhancements include fingertip controls, ergonomic travel pedals, adjustable armrests and integrated slew brakes.

 

Terramite backhoe

800-428-3772; terramite.com

Terramite's T7 tractor loader backhoe from TerraQuip Construction Products, Charleston, W.Va., comes standard with a Kubota diesel engine or an optional Kohler gas engine. Other models available include the T5C2 with a Kohler gas engine and the T9 with a Kubota diesel engine.

 
   

Volvo CE soil compactor

717-532-9181; volvoce.com

The SD115 soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), Shippensburg, Pa.,
has an 84-in. drum with high centrifugal force, amplitude and drum weight. The machine
weighs 35,690 lbs. and can negotiate up to 35 percent slopes. The machine is available with a four-cylinder, 147.5-hp engine or six-cylinder, 173-hp Volvo engine.

 

TT Technologies winches

630-851-8200; tttechnologies.com

The 3-, 5-, 10- and 20-ton Grundowinch hydrostatic constant-tension winches from TT Technologies, Aurora, Ill., are designed for the variable conditions in underground or below-grade work, including pipe bursting, underground cable pulling, pipe pulling liner installation and pulling pipe inspection equipment. The winches have protective cable storage and are available with an air-cooled diesel or gas engine, as well as an adjustable boom system.

 
   

E-Z Trench trencher

843-756-6444; eztrench.com

The Groundsaw EZ9100 trencher from E-Z Trench, Loris, S.C., has a 6.5-hp Honda engine with a “wet clutch” transmission, which, the company says, virtually eliminates the frequent maintenance associated with belt-driven equipment. The 250-lb. machine will dig a trench up to 13 in. deep and 2½ in. wide at a rate of 20 ft. per minute. It is narrow enough to fit through a standard gate.

 

Mustang skid-steer

262-334-9461; mustangmfg.com

The R Series skid-steer loaders from Mustang, a division of the Manitou Group, West Bend, Wis., have radial lift designs with operating ranges from 2,110 to 2,780 lbs. The large-frame loaders come equipped with Tier 4 Yanmar engines that incorporate diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology and do not require fuel after-treatments, such as urea. The auxiliary hydraulics achieve flow rates from 31.5 gpm to 35 gpm.