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Allen Engineering concrete mixers
The concrete mixer line from Allen Engineering Corp., Paragould, Ark., includes 6-, 9- and 12-cu.-ft. models. The mixers have high-abrasion welded steel drums and heavy-duty cast iron ring gears coupled with Honda power. The mixers also include batch capacity, high-speed hubs with grease axle bearings, a heavy-duty retractable tongue, an engine cover and axle springs to minimize bounce and sway when towing.
Case Construction Equipment compact track loader
The TR270 compact track loader from Case Construction Equipment, Racine, Wis., has a bucket breakout force of 7,270 lbs., 232 ft.-lbs. of torque and standard hydraulic flow of 24.2 gpm. To achieve Tier 4 final, the loader has a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) engine with a particulate matter catalyst, which is made up of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a high-efficiency flow-through filter. The company says this solution does not require manual regeneration or filter replacement.
Hyundai Construction Equipment wheel loader
The HL740-9A wheel loader from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Norcross, Ga., runs on a fuel-efficient, low noise 156-hp Cummins Tier 4i engine. The company says the HL740-9A loader has a fully automatic transmission, improved clutch control and three engine power modes — power, standard and economy — as well as four transmission power shift modes including manual, light, normal and heavy. The wheel loader has an operating weight of 28,000 lbs., a 3.0-cu.-yd. bucket capacity and a bucket breakout force of 24,800 lbs. and is available in an extended reach (XTD) model and a tool carrier (TM) model.
JCB optional heater system
The optional heater system from JCB, Savannah, Ga., is now available on JCB’s 3CX and 4CX backhoe loaders. The system can be activated using a 24-hour timer with up to three pre-set start times or manually through a switch in the cab. The heater also can be used manually throughout the day when the machine is not in use. It works by using a water heater that is integrated into the engine’s coolant circuit. The water heater unit automatically runs a safety check before heating, prior to starting an integrated diesel-fueled burner. Atomized fuel is sprayed into the combustion chamber and ignited with a high-tension spark. The hot combustion gases flow through a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to the engine coolant system. This thermal energy is forwarded to the cab through the machine’s ventilation outlets, with residual warmth remaining in the engine.
TrynEx International rotary brooms
The SweepEx walk-behind rotary brooms from TrynEx International, Madison Heights, Mich., are designed to work against walls or in open areas for a variety of cleanup applications. The SWB-320 has a 32-in. working width with a one-speed transmission. The SWB-400 has a 40-in. working width, a three-speed transmission with reverse, locking differential, multi-step brush speed and variable down pressure. The SWB-480 has the same features of the SWB-400, but has a 48-in. working width and infinitely variable brush speed. Each model includes a Honda engine and centrally driven brush with five angle settings to control the window of debris.
Vermeer brush chipper
The 12-in.-capacity BC1000XL brush chipper from Vermeer, Pella, Iowa, has a dual-fuel option to run on gasoline or propane. When fueled by gasoline, the General Motors 3.0L engine can produce 89 hp (66.3 kW) at 3,000 rpm; when fueled by propane, the engine achieves 79 hp (58.1 kW) at 3,000 rpm. The dual-fuel machine also includes the Vermeer EcoIdle™ engine control system, which lowers engine speed automatically to a preset rpm after one or five minutes of inactivity to help reduce fuel consumption when not chipping material. Due to this idling, noise and greenhouse emissions also are reduced, the company says.