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Allen Engineering riding trowels
The MSP 470 hydraulic-steering, mechanical-drive riding trowel from Allen Engineering Corp., Paragould, Ark., runs on a 44-hp air-cooled Kubota diesel engine. It features two 46-in.-diameter, five-blade non-overlapping rotors with speeds up to 180 rpm, the company says. In addition, the riding trowel has a patent-pending torque converter clutch system, heavy-duty gearboxes, a raised operator platform and hydraulic joystick steering. The company also has released the HDX 610 hydraulic-powered riding trowel, which runs on a 59-hp liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engine and is designed to provide the power and torque required for panning and a rotor speed of 160 rpm for finishing. It features 46-in.-diameter, six-blade rotors that provide 100 in. of panning capacity.
Toyota Material Handling lift truck line
The 3,000- to 6,500-lb. small-capacity diesel 8-series lift truck line from Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Columbus, Ind., is powered by the 1ZS Toyota engine, which meets EPA Tier 4 final diesel engine standards. The 1.8-liter, three-cylinder engine features an electronic fuel injection system with Controller Area Network (CAN-BUS) technology. In addition, the lift truck line has load sensing power steering, an automatic idle-up system, “Eco” mode and a programmable auto engine off.
Bandit Industries card breaker
The card breaker system for hand-fed and whole tree drum-style chippers from Bandit Industries, Remus, Mich., works similar to a screening system, restricting oversized material from exiting the machine. The system is optional for most Bandit drum-style chippers and is designed to create higher-quality wood chips for use in biomass energy markets, the company says. The company says the card breaker doesn’t subtract from throwing power, but benefits from it as larger chips hit the card breaker installed in the discharge and are broken down further. “With our card breaker system, producers can make a higher quality product that can open up new revenue streams. Instead of paying to dump their chips, they could be getting paid for a valuable end product,” said Christopher Smith, Bandit Industries marketing and communications director.
inspHire Mobile from inspHire
inspHire Mobile rental management software for Android devices from inspHire, The Woodlands, Texas, allows users to control data anywhere and offers immediate response to issues that may be occurring off-site. The software is designed for oil, gas, construction and other specialty industries and provides users with the ability to access key, up-to-the-minute data and execute changes while on the go, the company says. inspHire Mobile is programmed to take advantage of features already built into the Android system and display information users need in a graphical format. In addition, inspHire’s proprietary application allows its users to complete deliveries, track collections with signatures, take images at on-rent and off-rent, and communicate job instructions to others’ devices. All information is instantly stored back into inspHire, alleviating the need for upload and saving processes, the company says.