Light Equipment News
Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has released the new, compact VP30 vibratory plow to help operators efficiently install a variety of residential utility products in tight spaces and with minimal surface disruption. From fibre to small irrigation pipe, the unit is the ideal, cost-effective solution for product installation beneath residential properties.
VMAC has released the latest UNDERHOOD70 rotary screw air compressor system designed specifically for the GMC Sierra's 2017 Duramax Diesel. Despite a major change in GMC's engine configuration, VMAC's V900133 UNDERHOOD70 is engineered to fit Sierra's Duramax Diesel engine and chassis, while keeping the new truck warranty intact.
Caterpillar is expanding the Cat® RP Series portable generators line with the introduction of the RP12000 E. The new generator fills out the top of the series, delivering 12kW of running power and new features to meet the specific needs of the “pro-sumer” – emergency home back-up, DIY enthusiasts and contractors.
Hitachi and Accudyne have entered an agreement through which Hitachi will acquire Accudyne's Sullair subsidiary, which manufactures air compressors, for $1.245 billion US. The move gives Hitachi access to Sullair's global sales network, mostly in North America, and ties into the company's efforts to expand its IoT Era strategies moving forward.
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard TransportGuard engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity. TransportGuard’s simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, oil dilution and other costly problems.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its ArcReach remote control technology to engine-driven welder/generators. ArcReach is now available on Big Blue 400, 500 and 600 Pro models, providing complete control of welding parameters at the point of the weld — without the need for a control cord.
Atlas Copco has produced its first piece of equipment, an XAS 185 portable air compressor, at its new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Facility construction, which began in January 2016, included lean manufacturing features to enable efficient and flexible processes that are sustainable for the environment. The compressor is the first product of Atlas Copco’s wide range of equipment, including generators and stationary compressors that will be produced at the plant, which officially opened in February 2017.
Hilti has released an expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services, complete with an innovative, backwards compatible 22V battery — an industry first. The Hilti 22V battery will work with new and previous generations of Hilti 18V Li-Ion cordless tools, providing a seamless transition for existing Hilti cordless tool customers. As a standard component of every Hilti cordless kit or combo, Hilti’s 22V battery provides longer work time per charge to improve productivity. This is one of the many ways Hilti’s expanded cordless portfolio of solutions and services can create lower total cost of ownership for contractors.
Wacker Neuson is introducing the industry’s first emissions-free, battery-powered vibratory rammer. Using lithium-ion battery technology, the AS50e is ideal for commercial interior construction or renovation projects, for use in poorly ventilated areas including trenches, or in sound-sensitive areas such as hospitals as well as for rental yards and environmentally conscious builders.
Wacker Neuson’s new line of light towers offer big benefits in a smaller package. The LTV series features a compact-body design and vertical mast that allows for more units to be transported on a single trailer; 18 units will fit on a 48 foot flatbed truck. But don’t let the size fool you. These light towers are designed for long hours of lighting and industry leading 750 hour service intervals. The LTVs provide plenty of light for general job sites, site prep, concrete pours, special events, parking lots and road/bridge work.
The replacement of the Champlain Bridge, which spans the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec, is currently one of the largest projects to expand infrastructure in North America. It is also one of North America’s busiest roadways with more than 50 million cars, buses and trucks crossing its 3,400-metre (11,155-foot) span each year.
The Doosan Portable Power P185WDO air compressor is powered by a Tier 4 Final-compliant Doosan D24 engine with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment system, which is virtually maintenance-free. The high-performance engine provides the P185 with reliable power and improved cold starting capability, while delivering a 7 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to previous models.
Allmand Bros. Inc., a long-time manufacturer of high-performance portable equipment, has expanded its product offerings into the portable air compressor market. The Maxi-Air™ Portable Air Compressor’s heavy-duty, over-sized rotary screw air end provides consistent, high-pressure air volumes at low RPMs for enhanced fuel efficiency. The Maxi-Air comes in two models, the MA185 and MA400, with free air delivery of 185 scfm and 400 scfm, respectively. Both models achieve a maximum working pressure of 120 psi.
Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has launched the new Red Rock CPS 110 portable air compressor — the first 110 cfm compressor in the CP lineup. The compressor was built with the same characteristics as the complete CP range, offering reliability, easy maintenance and flexibility.
The Doosan Portable Power RX-264H upright rammer is built for the compaction of materials ranging from mixed and cohesive soils to heavy clay. The model is ideal for a wide array of applications, including backfilling and narrow trench compaction such as utility work, trenching, curbing, drainage work, and foundation and masonry base preparation
Doosan Portable Power has added redesigned models to its mobile generator lineup — G25, G50 and G70. The new models incorporate numerous innovations based on customer input and are aimed at improving operator experience. The newly packaged Tier 4 Final–compliant generators offer improved fuel efficiency, extended runtimes and the industry’s lowest sound levels — all without sacrificing reliability and performance.