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General Pipe Cleaners pipe locator
The Gen-Eye Hot Spot™ pipe locator from General Pipe Cleaners, McKees Rocks, Pa., has a total field antenna array and on-screen icons to lead users to their target. The auto backlit LCD display allows location from any direction. A line direction compass tells the user the lay of the pipe and the unit has expanded frequencies to locate two sonde frequencies, two power frequencies and four line frequencies. It also has a USB port that allows the user to upgrade software in the field.
Cummins heavy-duty engine platform
The G-Series heavy-duty engine platform from Cummins, Columbus, Ind., is designed to complement its existing global product offering. The platform is an in-line six-cylinder engine that will be available in 10.5- and 11.8-liter displacement to meet on-highway and off-highway emissions standards. The G Series incorporates the Cummins Xtra-High Pressure Injection (XPI) fuel system designed to enable faster response to increasing load factors from low engine rpm, the company says.
Hyundai Construction Equipment excavators
The R145LCR-91 and R235LCR-91 compact radius crawler excavators from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Norcross, Ga., are part of the company’s line of 9A series excavators, and have a certified Tier 4i engine upgrade and improved hydraulics. The excavators have operating weights of 33,020 lbs. and 52,470 lbs., respectively, and offer digging forces of 12,300 lbf. and 32,550 lbf. The excavators also offer bushings designed for extended lube intervals of 250 hours and polymer shims to resist wear and reduce noise.
Wacker Neuson flameless indirect-fired heaters
The HIF 690 and HIF 1200 flameless indirect-fired heaters from Wacker Neuson Climate Technology, Norton Shores, Mich., use a diesel engine to generate heat, so the flame is isolated from the surrounding environment. The flameless heater technology draws cool ambient and/or recirculated air into the heater body and then through an exhaust heat exchanger and radiator for heat gain. Air temperatures are increased more as the air is drawn across the engine and heat plate and then pushed through the shear plate oil heat exchanger and discharged through the outlet duct. The heaters offer a maximum air output temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit with a maximum temperature rise of up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and are capable of heating up to 1,000,000-cu.-ft. spaces with a maximum input of 686,000 Btus per hour, the company says.
Lift’n Buddy hand truck
The LNB-350 two-wheel hand truck from Lift’n Buddy, Fargo, N.D., is designed to help transfer loads to and from shelves, workbenches, conveyors, delivery trucks and customer vehicles. At the touch of a button, the unit’s powered platform positions loads to heights to eliminate bending and stretching. The company says the LNB-350 can handle loads of up to 350 lbs. and lift them up to 36 in. The hand truck also has heavy-duty, 10-in. polyurethane tires and is powered by an on-board 12V battery with a built-in charger.
Paladin Attachments grapple
The Bradco tree and shrub grapple from Paladin Attachments, Dexter, Mich., is designed to remove small trees, shrubs, ornamentals and small stumps as a hydraulically-powered alternative to shovels, axes, chains or stump grinders, the company says. The 185-lb. grapple has a maximum working pressure of 3,000 lbs. and, according the company, also can be used for breaking up and removing asphalt driveways as well as removing small stumps and other similarly sized materials.