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NOVEMBER 2013 issue of
Rental Management

RM Fieldbook: 2013 ICUEE, The Demo Expo

Editor’s note: ICUEE, The Demo Expo, held Oct. 1-3, 2013, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., reported registered attendance of more than 17,500, surpassing the 2011 show and ranking as the second highest attendance in the history of ICUEE (International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition). ICUEE 2013 also had a record 862 exhibitors and the show floor had 1,173,957 net sq. ft., including co-located H20-XPO and iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo. The indoor and outdoor exhibits covered lots of space with elaborate demo areas and giant boulders to show the performance of items like directional drills and more. The following are a few of the new products that were on display.

Minnich Manufacturing utility drill

800-524-1033; minnich-mfg.com

The Hornet utility drill from Minnich Manufacturing, Mansfield, Ohio, is designed as an ergonomic solution for drilling gas leak detection and extraction holes. The company says the unit’s patent-pending frame and feed cylinder is designed to absorb drill vibrations, lowering operator fatigue. The company says the machine can drill through concrete, asphalt, brick and dirt, and comes in three different models capable of drilling depths ranging from 18 in. to 36 in. Each unit comes with a 15-lb. hammer, which produces a 5/8-in. to 1-in. hole diameter, or a 30-lb. hammer to produce 5/8-in. to 15/8-in. hole diameters.

The Toro Co. trencher

855-493-0088; toro.com

The RT600 riding trencher from The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., uses a flywheel to minimize trencher stalls, a torsion shaft to absorb shock loads from the drive train and planetary gears to multiply the hydrostatic motor torque. The trencher has a 65-hp Cummins B3.3 four-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine and four-wheel steering that incorporate crab steering for improved handling on slopes. In addition to a trencher, an optional backhoe loader, rock saw and vibratory plow attachments are available.

TruckOffice vehicle accessories

800-814-6802; truckoffice.com

Debi Manning, a general partner with TruckOffice, Franktown, Colo., says her husband, Cliff Manning, kept saying someone should figure out a way to make his truck more useful as an office when he was on the road. She suggested he do it himself and he did, creating TruckOffice as a way to organize and secure everything in a truck. The company has come up with a variety of products to replace the back seat of an extended cab truck with a complete office storage unit as well as what they call CabinGuard and CargoDeck to replace the back seat and keep items in the back of the cab from moving around. The company says their solutions are what can make a truck OSHA compliant by securing tools and materials so that they don’t interfere with operation of the vehicle. They also make a console office to go between the front seats with room to store a laptop computer, files, paper and much more. An optional electric package offers 1,000W or 1,500W power, two 110V outlets and two 12V outlets, plus on/off switches for each.






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