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RM Fieldbook, Construction/Industrial Equipment: The Rental Show, Feb. 5-8, 2012

The Rental Show, Feb. 5-8, 2012, New Orleans

Editor’s note: The exhibitors in the Construction/Industrial area of the exhibit floor at The Rental Show 2012 in New Orleans were excited about the traffic they saw and the many new products they were showing off to the equipment rental industry for the first time — from small, walk-behind brushcutters and compact track loaders to telehandlers and 60-ft. boom lifts. While equipment manufacturers had developed models with more features, there was a trend toward economy and easy maintenance with several exhibitors showcasing prototypes on the floor.


Allen Engineering Corp. buggy

Making tracks The AT 16 concrete buggy from Allen Engineering Corp., Paragould, Ark., is the company’s latest version of its 16-cu.-ft. concrete buggy — now with a tracked undercarriage for better traction and lower ground pressure.




Atlas Copco Construction Equipment trench compactors

In the trenches The LP series of vibratory trench compactors from Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., is designed for the compaction of cohesive and granular soils in trenches and confined areas because it has no overhanging or protruding parts. A Bluetooth-based remote-control version allows for multiple individually paired remote units to operate on a site without crossover or interference. The LP series is part of a new line of compaction equipment from the company including tampers, forward plates, forward and reversible plates and duplex rollers.



Allied Construction Products breaker

Break it up The BR555 Sandvik small range breaker from Allied Construction Products, Cleveland, is one of three hammer attachments designed for breaking applications for carriers between 7,500 lbs. and 27,600 lbs. The company says the breakers have an integrated one-piece tool bushing that requires fewer parts and can be replaced in the field. The housing also is designed to reduce noise and vibration while protecting the power cell.



  Bobcat Co. mini-excavator

Little digger The E26 mini-excavator from Bobcat Co., West Fargo, N.D., has an operating weight of
5,690 lbs. and an overall width of 59 in. The excavator is powered by a 27-hp Tier 4i diesel engine. The excavator has a tail overhang of 0.8 in. and a lighter footprint than the 325 and 425 models it replaces. The E26 comes standard with the quick connect X-Change attachment system.



Camoplast Solideal tire

Solid base The TLH SolidAir telehandler solid tire from Camoplast Solideal, Charlotte, N.C., is designed to be a longer-lasting alternative to to foam-filled tires. The tread is s designed to be self-clean and there is a triangular aperture sidewall design for superior shock absorption and lateral stability, the company says.





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BOMAG Light Equipment Div. roller

Rollin’ on The 90 AD-5 roller from BOMAG Light Equipment Div., Kewanee, Ill., is the latest generation of the company’s maneuverable tandem vibratory roller. It is powered by a 20.2-hp Kubota diesel engine that features ECOMODE, a system that automatically idles the engine to conserve fuel during inactivity. It has a working width of 35.4 in. and the roller delivers 3,822 lbs. of centrifugal force at a frequency of 4,200 vpm. In addition, the roller is equipped with BOMAG’s Intelligent Vibration Control to achieve consistent compaction quality.



  CarMix cement truck

Mobile mixing The 2.5 TT cement truck from CarMix USA, Louisville, Ky., is a mobile ready-mix and batching plant with a 3,410 liter drum for real concrete yield capacity of 2.5 cu. m. The company says the CarMix can produce four batches per hour. The truck has a Perkins 84-hp engine and hydrostatic four-wheel drive. A single joystick controls shovel movements and drum rotation.



Canycom brush cutter

Trimming time The CG101 brush cutter from
Canycom USA, Bellevue, Wash., is a tracked, walk-behind unit with an electric start. It has a cutting width of 800mm and a cutting height of 50 to 100 mm.



  Chicago Pneumatic breaker

More pressure The 55 VR HBP
(high back pressure) breaker from Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment, Commerce City, Colo., is designed to accept the higher hydraulic return pressure that is found on skid-steers. The HBP breakers are part of Chicago Pneumatic’s new line of handheld hydraulic equipment and also are designed to work with the company’s new PAC P18 twin hydraulic power packs.



CHUTES International waste chutes

Heavy-duty dumping

The DURACHUTE™ waste chutes from CHUTES International, White Plains, Md., are made of blow-molded high-density polyethylene, which is thicker than other designs, and have a larger 32-in. diameter, the company says. Newly designed for the rental market, the company says the hardware components also have an 8x or greater safety factor.





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Clemco detector

In-helmet monitoring The CMS-3 helmet CO detector from Clemco Industries Corp., Washington, Mo., allows a blast operator to work independently without a remote alarm
and meet the OSHA requirement for CO monitoring during blasting. The unit is worn inside the blast helmet and requires no external connection or hoses. The CMS-3 uses a common lithium battery with an estimated life of 3,000 hours. An alarm goes off when the battery needs to be replaced.



  Echo Barrier sound proofing system

Quiet, please The Echo Barrier H2 sound proofing system from Echo Barrier, Surrey, U.K., comes with specially designed double-sided hooks that can be used with two sizes of fencing. In addition to providing noise reduction at construction sites or events, the company says the product can be printed with logos, messages or alternative colors. Echo Barriers are waterproof and each lightweight unit can be rolled up for storage and transport.



Equipment Synergy International vibratory plates

Air it out Air motor-powered vibratory plates from Equipment Synergy International (ESI), Jamestown, N.C., offer an alternative to gasoline and diesel equipment. The company says its line of vibratory plates provide a clean low-maintenance power trowel. The air motor does not need servicing and 60 cfm of air from the job-site air compressor can power the machines, the company says. ESI also offers a line of air motor-powered rammers.



  Gulf Engine light tower

Offshore opportunities The Gulf-Tek offshore light tower from Gulf Engine, Belle Chasse, La., comes in four models from 5kw to 12 kw. The company’s units are rated Class 1 Div. 2 and meet current standards.



Gehl track loader

Auto-tensioning The RT210 compact track loader from Gehl Co., West Bend, Wis., has a HydraTrac™ track tension system that automatically tensions the tracks when the engine is started and during operation. The RT series has a radial-lift, low-profile boom designed to increase operator visibility and provide reach for unloading. The RT210 also has a redesigned cab interior with a more ergonomic, adjustable operator’s station, the company says. The RT210 is powered by a 70.7-hp Yanmar four-stroke turbo engine.





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Husqvarna tile saw

Cleaner cutter The TS 60 tile saw and stand from Husqvarna Construction Products N.A., Olathe, Kan., cuts bricks up to 2¾ in. thick and can handle plunge and miter cuts. The patented Jet Stream Containment System is designed to keep water inside the water pan, allowing the saw to be used indoors, and has a flow system that protects the pump from slurry.



  HH-Intellitech installer

Glass installation robot The GlasLift glass installers from HH-Intellitech USA, Glen Ellyn, Ill., are glass transport and installation machines with an intelligent transport mechanism and two-circuit vacuum suction. The 500-4 model is powered to lift up to 500 kg (1,102 lbs.) and allows for sharp turns and precise movements so that a large section of glass can be placed within a fraction of a millimeter. The machine can be used to lift and place granite, wood, plasterboard, steel panels and fire doors as well.



JLG scissor lift

Direct-drive electric The 1932RS scissor lift from JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., has a 19-ft. platform height and a 500-lb. capacity. The company says the direct electric drive allows for longer runtime. The company says the operator controls, similar to JLG’s ES, and tight turning radius are designed to allow for better mobility. The machine has a 100V-AC receptacle in the platform, 25-amp automatic SCR charger, hour meter and battery condition indicator.



  John Deere tractor loader

Economical power The 210K EP tractor loader from John Deere, Moline, Ill., has reduced travel speed, so that the machine is able to use an engine smaller than 75 hp. The company says the 210K EP still has the same power to push and dig, however, since the engine is 70 hp, the machine does not require any additional after-treatment technology to meet interim Tier 4 regulations.



Landoll trailer

Easy loader The 930C Traveling Tail trailer from Landoll Corp., Marysville, Kan., has a 15-ft. long tail to provide an 11-degree load angle. The traveling udercarriage is pulled forward lowering the tail to the ground with one hydraulic lever. When the undercarriage is returned rearward, the tail raises into transport position with a lifting capacity of 24,000 lbs. centered on the tail. Standard equipment includes a 12,000-lb. work gear winch, tin lockable upper-deck-mounted tool boxes and Grote LED lights with sealed wiring harness. The entire frame is powder-coated.





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Manitou telehandler

Solid lifter The MT 5519 telehandler from Manitou, West Bend, Wis., has a welded-box boom with 5,500 lbs. of lifting capacity, a turning radius of 11 ft. and and a double wall rear tower. It is powered by a a 68-hp Yanmar Tier 4 diesel engine. The MT 5519 has a Rexroth two-speed transmission and selective four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering.



  Minnich drill

Utility player The A-1-24 UTL utility pin drill from Minnich Manufacturing Co., Mansfield, Ohio, can drill up to 7 in. deep with a drill
diameter of .625 in. to 1 in. The 75-lb. unit also can be used to drill horizontally from 3 in. to
10 in. from the top of the slab. The company says it requires minimum air requirements for comparable performance to electric hammer drills.



MMD Equipment heater trailer

Big Btu The HeatPro 700 heater trailer from MMD Equipment, Swedesboro, N.J., puts out 700,000 Btu and is 91 percent efficient. It has a maximum airflow of 7,660 cu. ft./m. The HeatPro 700 has a 230 gal. fuel tank for a 40-hour run time. It includes lockable, weatherproof cabinets for duct and tool storage.



  Niagara Machine plates

No wood or bolts Quick-change plates for old-style grinders from Niagara Machine, Erie, Pa., are designed to allow diamonds to be switched in seconds, the company says, eliminating the need for wood block systems. With quick-change plates, the user can slide the diamonds out of place and switch to the next grit.



Norseman berms

New collector The portable containment berms from Norseman, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, are designed to provide compact, lightweight containment for waste water, petroleum products and chemicals. The berm walls are supported with enclosed foam. They are available in a variety of weights, including 23-oz. and 30-oz. chemical-resistant vinyl.





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Paladin Construction Group brush cutter

Cut it down The Bradco HD brush cutter attachment for skid-steer loaders from Paladin Construction Group, Akron, Ohio, has a roll-back hood to help eliminate flying debris and visible pressure gauges to allow the operator to see an indicator of blade rotation speed. It has a 2-in. minimum cutting height and can handle cutting brush and trees up to 4 in. in diameter.



  Snorkel boom

New articulator The A62JRT 60-ft.
articulated boom from Snorkel, Elwood, Kan.,
has an oscillating axle, hydrostatic four-wheel
drive and ultra-tight turning radius. The machine
has a swing-out engine tray, three-entry platform
and DC emergency operation.



Skyjack boom

Prototype debut The SJ63AJ 60-ft. class boom prototype from Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has an expected platform height of about 63 ft. and a weight of under 22,000 lbs. The machine will be powered by a GM Vortec 3.0L dual fuel engine or an alternate Deutz engine. It has a true four-wheel drive system and an operator-controlled rear differential lock, first introduced on the SJ46AJ. Skyjack says the machine also is designed with for easier serviceability.



  Takeuchi track loader

Compact comfort The TL230 Series 2 compact track loader from Takeuchi Manufacturing (U.S.), Pendergrass, Ga., has an operating weight
of 8,311 lbs. and a tipping load rated at 5,400 lbs. Takeuchi says it is designed for power, comfort and reliability with low-effort pilot operated controls, standard six-way adjustable suspension seat and rear pivoting seat bar with integrated arm rest.



Terex Construction chipper

Easy to clean The Woodsman 700 chipper from Terex Construction, Westport, Conn., has a 27-35 hp Kohler engine and chipping capacity of up to 6-in.-diameter limbs. The chipper has a 24-in. diameter, 1¼-in. thick disc with two full pockets and a 360-degree swivel discharge. The company says the chipper is designed with fewer moving parts for lower maintenance. The trailer frame is 10-gauge steel and has a telescoping tongue.



  Terex Aerial Work Platforms telescopic handler

New design The Genie® GTH™-844B telescopic handler from Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Redmond, Wash., is a prototype 8,000-lb. capacity machine. The GTH-844B telehandler will replace the existing GTH-844 model and will be in production in the fourth quarter of 2012. The GTH-844B telehandler has a maximum lift height of 44 ft. with a maximum reach of 28 ft. and a gross lifting capacity of 8,000 lbs. The lift capacity at maximum height is 6,000 lbs. and capacity at maximum reach is 2,000 lbs. The operating weight is 25,000 lbs. The company says the GTH-844B is a completely new machine with a Tier 4i Deutz or Perkins diesel engine, a change in engine position from center-rear to right-side mount, a new ergonomic operator’s station, a narrowed width to 96 in. and improved serviceability.




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Topeka Metal Specialties cooling trailer

Cool rental The Cooling Station cooling trailer from Topeka Metal Specialties, Topeka, Kan., is a 16-ft. steel tandem-axle trailer rated at 6,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight (gvw) with steel expanded-metal decking. The Cooling Station includes a stainless-steel sink with faucet, a Honda EU 3000 inverter electric start generator, a 24-in. oscillating misting fan and bench storage for 300 gals. of potable water. It has a fold-down metal shade, two 10-gal. insulated drinking water jugs, and an emergency shower and eye wash station.



  The Toro Co. stump grinder

Getting bigger The STX-38 stump grinder prototype from The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., is expected to be released to the rental market in the second half of 2012. The STX-38 incorporates a similar design to the company’s STX-26, which has been on the market for two years and has a hydraulically driven head that eliminates the need to replace belts. The company says customers asked for a larger version of the STX-26 with greater horsepower to provide more productivity.



Vermeer skid-steer

Ride on The S450TX mini skid-steer prototype from Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, is scheduled to be available later this spring. The ride-on, tracked machine is expected to be available with the option of either a Kubota 24.8-hp diesel engine or a Kohler 27-hp gasoline engine. It is 42 in. wide with a standard bucket and weighs about 2,300 lbs. with no bucket and the diesel engine option. It has a travel speed of 3.9 mph.



  Wacker Neuson breaker

Amped up The EH65 electric breaker from Wacker Neuson Sales Americas, Menomonee Falls, Wis., uses inverter technology that helps prevent motor damage due to improper electrical input or an undersized extension cord. The inverter converts single-phase electricity to three-phase for higher torque, efficiency and stable, constant power, the company says.



WANCO traffic billboard

Colorful messages The five-color traffic billboard from WANCO, Arvada, Colo., has a five-color full-matrix display and custom messages on the 60-by-32 pixel display can combine text and graphics created with WANCO software. The company says the billboard also has a touchscreen controller with an intuitive interface.



  Weber MT rammer

More power The SRV650 rammer from Weber MT, Bangor, Maine, delivers 3,600 lbs. of compaction force in a 145- to 165-lb. machine. The base plate is 11 in. by 13 in. and the machine is powered by a Subaru ER12 or EH12 four-stroke engine.







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