Atlas Copco has expanded its offering for the dewatering market with the launch of over 30 new heavy-duty, high-capacity pumps. This includes the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps. The new pumps are capable of accommodating flows of up to 1,400 cubic meters per hour.
Light Equipment News
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power engines are now available for propane conversion through Propane Power Systems. The EPA-certified conversions are available for 11 Vanguard and Commercial Series engines, ranging in displacement from 205cc single-cylinder horizontals up to 993cc BIG BLOCK V-Twin engines. These certified converted engines allow equipment manufacturers to offer propane to customers looking to take advantage of the benefits of propane-powered equipment.
VMAC has released the new G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor, now powered by a Honda GX390 gas engine. The G30 offers up to 30 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle, making it the best choice for operators using air tools for light duty applications, including mobile mechanics, tire service technicians, and light duty contractors.
Earth & Turf Attachments, LLC is pleased to announce a snow plow blade to fit on mini skid steer loaders. This 60-inch, manual-angle blade is designed to fit on the common mini skid steer mounts for the following Brands: Toro Dingo, Ramrod, Boxer and others that utilize the same mounting system. The blade has a 19-inch high moldboard, full spring trip, bolt-on, reversible cutting edge and its full-blade trip can be locked out for light grading or moving loose materials.
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.