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Genie Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment for scissor lifts accommodates a wide range of materials

Approved for use in ANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) markets, the new Genie Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment offers Genie GS-2669, GS-3369 and GS-4069 DC and RT rough-terrain scissor lift operators a solution to efficiently carry materials to jobsites. Designed to accommodate a wide range of materials and higher load capacities than a standard pipe cradle attachment, this new Genie accessory is ideal for use in applications that require lifting materials to height, such as tilt-up construction, post-frame building construction, fire suppression installation, HVAC installation, rooftop contracting and facility maintenance. 

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Aquajet Systems Rotolance hydrodemolition attachments roughen concrete surfaces

Aquajet Systems AB, a manufacturer of hydrodemolition machines, now offers the Rotolance attachments. The powerful tool works in conjunction with Aquajet's Aqua Cutter 710 hydrodemolition robots as well as the Aqua Spine and Aqua Frame to deliver water pressures in excess of 36,000 psi through a specially designed pattern of nozzles. This effectively cleans, removes and roughens concrete surfaces, leaving a better bonding surface for new concrete or alternative materials. Contractors also can use the Rotolance to remove rubber coatings, paint, rust, plastic and other various materials. The tool serves as a light-removal alternative to Aqua Cutter robots meant to remove deeper sections of concrete.

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TRK Severe Duty Scoop Rake gets right under stumps, big rocks and large roots

TRK says that their Severe Duty Scoop Rakes have by far the best overall effectiveness for heavy applications and production land clearing. Thicker shanks with replaceable teeth drastically reduce maintenance over the attachment's life cycle. The scoop design allows the operator to get right under stumps, big rocks and large roots. Another advantage is the scoop profile allows the operator to handle bigger loads of material, and easily sift out the dirt.

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C&D Recycling

Kinshofer updates D-Series demolition and sorting grapples

Kinshofer offers its D-Series grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell, ideal for sorting and demolition. The attachments feature 360-degree endless rotation for precise positioning to give construction, demolition and recycling contractors optimal control when grabbing materials. D-series grapples are available for 4,400-pound (2-ton) to 176,000-pound (80-ton) excavators. 

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Engcon, Kobelco, Leica join to automate tiltrotators on Kobelco excavators

Engcon tiltrotators on Kobelco excavators are now more capable thanks to a team effort that also included Leica Geosystems.

Engcon has joined with Kobelco Construction Machinery and Leica Geosystems to provide an automatic height and tilt function on its Kobelco tiltrotators. Engcon is the world's leading manufacturer of tiltrotators - a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators.

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New orange-peel grapples from Cat designed for a range of applications

The new Cat GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples can be used for moving waste, rocks, scrap and more.

The new Cat GSH420 and GSH520 orange-peel grapples, replacing the GSH15B Series grapples, are designed for a wide range of applications, including handling shredded scrap, such as long structural beams and car bodies; handling rocks at construction sites; and waste at recycling and transfer stations. The performance and efficiency of the new Cat grapples help waste-handling operations, in particular, meet the challenges of increased environmental regulation, growing pressure to recycle a mix of materials, and stringent budgets.

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New Cat mobile shears designed for scrap and demolition applications

The new Cat mobile shears are designed for use in scrap and recycling operations.

The new Cat S2000/S3000 Series mobile shears, designed for hydraulic excavators working in scrap and demolition applications, feature optimum force-to-weight ratios that yield faster cycle times and more cuts per hour, compared with predecessor models. Manufactured from alloy steel that has both superior yield- and tensile-strength properties, as well as substantially greater hardness ratings than T1-type steel, the new S2000/S3000 Series shears are engineered for long, productive service.

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Quick coupler systems and attachments from Liebherr meet wide range of jobsite needs

Quick coupler systems and attachments from Liebherr meet wide range of jobsite needs

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH develops and manufactures innovative attachments and quick coupler systems. They can be used for both hydraulic excavators and material handlers from Liebherr as well as for machines from other manufacturers. The Liebherr product portfolio ranges from quick coupler systems for all applications through digging tools for the earthmoving sector to grabs for diverse applications in material handling technology.

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Tiltrotators supercharge excavator productivity

There is no one main application for a tiltrotator. It can be used for just about anything an excavator can do, from any type of bucket work to grapple work or any other attachment job that can benefit from being able to rotate or tilt.

When a contractor is looking to get the most out of their excavator they utilize a variety of attachments that can get more jobs done. What is often overlooked is how those attachments are coupled to the machine – and how a tiltrotator can not only allow that equipment to do more, but to do it faster, safer and with less labour.

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