From cutting concrete to checking heights, contractors have a wide range of products to help them be more efficient and safe on the job site thanks to recent releases by Hilti. The company hosted its annual Innovation Day for media and displayed new and recent introductions, as well as a look into the future at a few innovations still on the drawing board.
Yanmar to debut additions for its UTV lineup
Miller Electric Mfg. has introduced the new XMT 350 FieldPro system with Polarity Reversing. The system's technology eliminates the need to manually swap leads between welding processes — saving time and money and improving safety on the jobsite.
Last year, Caterpillar announced the introduction of its first-ever Cat utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102 D. To expand that offering, the product line now includes the gasoline-powered Cat CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV105 D. The CUV85 and CUV105 D both feature a spacious second row to accommodate a total of five people. Caterpillar gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity. Rigorous vehicle testing ensures both utility vehicles meet the superior quality and reliability customers expect from Caterpillar.
Sommers Generator Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality generator systems, has announced plans to relocate its Atlantic Canada regional headquarters to larger premises.
Generac Mobile Products is offering a new and improved MLT4060MVD LED mobile light tower. Purpose-designed for applications in remote locations and extreme environments, this light tower includes features that allow for autonomous operation. An extra-large fuel tank and low fuel consumption allow the tower to run up to 533 hours on a single diesel tank fill and a 750-hour oil change interval, minimizing maintenance costs.
Vermeer now offers its BC1500 brush chipper with a gas engine. The new model is equipped with a powerful 165-hp (123-kW) PSI gas engine and delivers comparable chipping productivity to its diesel counterpart. Using a precision-balanced drum with two A8 double-sided knives, the new Vermeer BC1500 gas brush chipper is capable of chipping logs up to 15 inches (38.1 cm) in diameter.
Bosch GAS18V-3N 18V cordless wet/dry vacuum offers power and convenience for thorough jobsite cleanup
A professional vacuum cleaner is as important to the jobsite as a power tool or building materials. The Bosch GAS18V-3N 18V cordless wet/dry vacuum cleaner offers pro performance for cleanup just about anywhere, including the shop, jobsite and truck. And all without the need to plug in.
The XC Series portable generators, available in 6,500- and 8,000-watt models, feature a heavy-duty, fully wrapped, 12-gauge-steel-tube X Frame that protects the engine, alternator and fuel tank. Instead of a lifting eye, these units have a steel lifting pocket that fits most forklift and telehandler blades.
Chicago Pneumatic's Weda submersible pumps handle liquid with abrasive particles on construction sites
Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique (CP) has introduced five new electric submersible pumps to the North American market. WEDA pumps are ideal for dewatering of construction sites, mines, flooded areas and more where small, lightweight, portable and easily maintained pumps are required to perform daily jobs quickly.
Avant offers five models of articulated compact loaders which are truly multipurpose, multifunctional machines that work with hundreds of attachments that can be changed quickly with Avant's attachment coupler and hydraulic multi-connector. For example, it takes seconds to release the hydraulic breaker attachment and hook up a heavy-duty bucket to carry debris away.
The Bomag BPR 70/70 D reversible plate compactor boasts a specially designed comfort handle that reduces vibration feedback to the operator's hands, reducing fatigue. Rubber vibration buffers connecting the steering rod to both the handle and the base plate drop hand-arm-vibration values to 8.2 ft/s2 (2.5 m/s2), offering enhanced operator protection while using the compactor. This exclusive comfort handle design is now available on all Bomag medium and large reversible plate models, ranging from the BPR 45/55 D to the BPR 70/70 D.
Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd is introducing a new lineup of Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, providing superior Capability, Comfort and Confidence to deliver Proven Off-Road performance in a variety of terrain.
Ammann has updated the hand guides on it's current APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors, reducing unwanted vibration to its lowest levels yet.
Vanguard expands its lineup of electronic fuel injection offerings to include a horizontal-shaft Small Block V-Twin engine. The Small Block engine features an open-loop EFI system with electronic governing engineered for the demands of the commercial construction and rental markets. With the addition of this engine, Vanguard EFI is now available on four engine platforms across nine horsepower ratings varying in output from 23 to 37 gross horsepower.
Hilti (Canada) Corp was awarded the 2017 Innovation Award by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA). The "Best of the Best" award is in recognition for the innovation behind the DD- WMS 100 Water Management System for Diamond Core Drilling.
The Chenaux Generating Station located on the Ottawa River in Ontario uses the river's current to generate 144 MW of clean, renewable electricity, enough to power nearly 150,000 homes on the grid. Like other hydro-electric power structures, its eight units were built in the mid-twentieth century as a stimulus project to help the country shake off the effects of the Great Depression.
Time and money are two of the most important commodities around and ensuring optimum use of these resources means key assets must be available when needed. For many jobsites that require concrete demolition work, a breaker, demolition or rotary hammer needs to be on hand. According to Bosch, their GSH27-26 Brute Turbo is the world's first breaker hammer with GPS tracking that makes sure jobsite managers know where this powerful tool is at all times; a retrofit option (GPS25-4) brings the same capability to all current Bosch SDS-max hammers.
Cummins will introduce its latest Tier 4 Final solution, the C100D2RE, a 100-kilowatt (kW) mobile generator set for use in Rental applications, at the American Rental Association's annual Rental Show.
Three high-flow pumps from Atlas Copco Power Technique North America are on display at The Rental Show for the first time. The PAS open frame pump systems consist of a highly efficient diaphragm pump with a semi-open impeller and a large separator, allowing the pumps to pass true 3-inch spherical solids. Air is separated from the liquid and sucked by the vacuum pump, making automatic and efficient priming possible. Both wet prime and dry prime options are offered.
Gorman-Rupp is introducing a new line of cost-effective priming-assisted centrifugal pumps. The ValuPrime is a compact and powerful pump ideally suited for the dewatering needs of the construction, industrial and agricultural markets and was based on the technology of the Prime Aire and Prime Aire Plus models.
Operators who recently used Ammann's newest plate compactor praised the machine for its versatility, reduced hand-arm vibration and low sound levels.
Bosch GLL3-330CG, GLL3-330C and GLL3-300 Three-Plane Leveling and Alignment Line Lasers deliver accuracy, long range and convenient all-in-one job layout to meet a variety of levelling and alignment tasks on the jobsite. The self-levelling lasers provide one 360-degree horizontal plane and two 360-degree vertical planes with references that cover the floor, wall and ceiling to serve all levelling needs. The two vertical lines cross at 90-degree angles so the user can quickly arrange and square the layout of the room from one mark.
At World of Concrete, Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique (CP) introduced the CPLT V4W light tower – which the company says is best in class in high altitude, extreme elements and working conditions – to the North American market. The new light tower is robust and durable, featuring a Kubota 8-kW, three-cylinder watercooled engine and Red Rock enclosure made of polyethylene.
Atlas Copco introduced three new electric plug-and-light LED light towers at World of Concrete. The HiLight P2+, V2+ and V3+ light towers can be powered directly from an auxiliary power source, a portable generator or the grid. The three energy-efficient additions offer easy portability, safe transportation and durability.
Vanguard introduces the first in a complete line of all-new single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial gasoline engines built from the ground up based on customer input. Vanguard developed the new engines around key areas of performance critical to improving overall productivity, including starting, maintenance intervals, service and support, and total cost of ownership. The new line will span from 5 to 13 gross horsepower to meet power requirements for a wide range of global commercial applications.
Land clearing is a big business and requires the right equipment to process wood waste in an efficient manner. In most cases, contractors have a short window of opportunity to clear the trees, brush and undergrowth from a site in order to make way for the sitework to begin.
At World of Concrete 2018, the Honda Power Equipment team will showcase a number of its power products for commercial applications at its outdoor booth #O31200. Front and centre will be the Honda comprehensive line of generators – models providing smooth, dependable power for construction, rental, emergency and recreation applications. All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines and incorporate technology that make Honda generators among the world's quietest.
Atlas Copco has announced Power Technique North America LLC as the new name of Construction Equipment North America LLC, effective January 1, 2018.
Ammann recently introduced the ATR 30 rammer. This new, lightweight model extended the lower weight end of the rammer portfolio from Ammann and has proven to be highly successful.
While Tier 4 Final emissions standards created large disruptions in aerial rental, pending changes to the CSA B354 standards series - which covers all Canadian aerials - will have an even greater impact.
Caterpillar is expanding its Home and Outdoor Power product line with the introduction of a portable inverter generator. Inverter technology is a first in Caterpillar's long history of power generation. Caterpillar engineers designed the Cat INV2000 with consumer usability features, like an easy start switch, along with professional performance and safety features (OSHA compliant GFCI), making it a versatile generator for both contractor and recreation use. Caterpillar will also offer a parallel kit, enabling users to connect two INV2000 units together, to double power output.
ISABELLA COUNTY, Michigan - Bandit Industries will spend all of 2018 celebrating its 35th anniversary at its mid-Michigan facility, with a world-wide dealer network, and with many thousands of customers spanning multiple industries.
VMAC has won the Manufactured Products Category at the 2017 BC Export Awards. The prestigious BC Export Awards are presented annually by the Business in Vancouver Media Group, with support from the Government of British Columbia, and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The Manufactured Products Category recognizes companies that have built innovative systems or value-added components, machinery, or equipment for industrial and commercial use.
Caterpillar has introduced its first-ever Cat utility vehicles - the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D. Beginning with a clean design sheet, Caterpillar gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity. Rigorous vehicle testing ensures both utility vehicles meet the superior quality and reliability customers expect from Caterpillar.
Bobcat Company introduces a new pallet fork frame, making it the ideal solution for handling materials of all shapes and sizes. The new Bobcat pallet fork frame features an integrated walk-through design for easier operator entry and exit to and from the loader cab. In addition, the new design provides compact equipment operators best in-class visibility for picking and placing materials.
Vermeer has expanded its compact equipment lineup with the new S925TX mini skid steer, designed to provide impressive lifting performance and the power to conquer the most demanding applications.