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What to see at The Rental Show 2018 Part 4

Perkins will highlight their Syncro 1.7- and 2.2-litre compact engines.
Perkins will highlight their Syncro 1.7- and 2.2-litre compact engines.

The Rental Show is the American Rental Association's annual convention and trade show for the equipment rental industry. It features construction/industrial equipment, general tool/light construction equipment and party/special event equipment. The Rental Show 2018 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 19 to 21. Check back with Heavy Equipment Guide throughout the week leading up to the show for continuing coverage. The following is a selection of what exhibitors will be highlighting at The Rental Show.

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Perkins has launched a new range of Perkins Syncro engines designed specifically to address the unique challenges of the rental market. The Perkins Syncro 1.7 litre is a 3-cylinder turbocharged option. The Perkins Syncro 2.2 litre 4-cylinder engine comes in two options, one turbocharged and the other turbocharged and aftercooled. 

Perkins Syncro 1.7 provides 29 kW (39 hp) with a maximum torque of 20 Nm at 1800 rpm, with rated speeds up to 2800 rpm.  Perkins Syncro 2.2 litre turbocharged aftercooled model has been boosted to 50 kW (67 hp) with a maximum torque of 208 Nm at 1800 rpm. The turbocharged-only model offers up to 36 kW (48 hp).

All engines meet EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Design features make these engines particularly suited to the rental industry: they have a high-pressure fuel system that gives a clean combustion burn. This means the engine doesn't require a diesel particulate filter (DPF) or the addition of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). Instead the Perkins Syncro 1.7- and 2.2-litre engines use a simple, rear-mounted diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment, which is service-free, meaning there is no machine downtime.  It requires no regeneration or additional operator intervention – end users of skid-steer loaders, aerial work platforms, lift booms, wheeled loaders, hydraulic excavators, rollers, and others can simply turn the machine on and get the job done.

JLG Industries will host a series of live question-and-answer sessions on changes to standards issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) at The Rental Show 2018. Five sessions are scheduled in booth #4413, at 11 a.m. on February 19, 20, and 21 and 2 p.m. on February 19 and 20. Rick Smith, senior director of global product training at JLG Industries, Inc., and Access Lift & Handler magazine's 2017 Access Industry Person of the Year, will lead the sessions, sharing his expertise and answering ANSI-related questions in an effort to help interested attendees better understand and comply with the anticipated changes to ANSI and CSA.

ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards govern the access equipment industry and address machine design, safe use, and training in North America. As these standards are updated, equipment dealers, operators, and owners will need to make changes in the areas of training, jobsite safety and machine selection. The anticipated changes will move North American manufactured machines towards a more global model.
"As the access industry leader, JLG is working to inform and educate our customers on the impact the new standard will have on their fleets and within the daily operations of their businesses," said Jennifer Stiansen, director of marketing, JLG Industries, Inc. "To that end, we've developed a variety of resource materials we hope our customers will utilize as they prepare for the new standards."
In addition to the question-and-answer sessions, JLG offers resource materials at their website.

ASV's RT-30 compact track loader.

ASV Holdings Inc. will be featuring the Posi-Track RT-30 compact track loader at The Rental Show. This CTL is billed as a heavy-duty commercial machine in a small package. The company says that this radial lift loader is the industry's smallest sit-on model yet features the same productivity-enhancing qualities as larger ASV machines. This includes highly efficient hydraulics and cooling systems as well as low ground pressure. In addition, the RT-30 provides a safer, more productive alternative to walk-behind and sit-on mini skid-steer loaders. The ASV unit's small size makes it ideal for contractors, rental centres and homeowners looking for a commercial-quality, compact machine for work in tight spaces for applications such as landscaping, snow removal and construction.

"This is not an entry-level machine. We designed it to our standards of maximum performance with no compromises," said Jim DiBiagio, ASV chief operating officer. "We built the RT-30 as a tough piece of equipment that's ready to be used every day, all day."

The 3,600-pound RT-30 is 48 inches wide and has an 8.4-foot lift height. Its compact size and 10 inches of ground clearance minimize risk of property damage or damage to the machine while working in hard-to-reach areas, whether clearing snow on sidewalks and through alleys or while completing landscaping or construction work in high-density housing areas.

The RT-30 features a 32.7-hp Perkins 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 64.39 foot-pounds of torque. Planetary drive motors transfer the torque to the patented internal-drive sprockets. Internal rollers prevent friction loss in the undercarriage, resulting in all power being transferred to the track regardless of drive speed. 

ASV built the RT-30's auxiliary hydraulic system to operate efficiently with a 10 gpm pump capacity and 3,000 psi. The machine includes large line sizes, hydraulic coolers and direct-drive pumps – rather than belt-driven pumps – transferring more flow and pressure directly to the attachment and preventing power loss. 

The RT-30 features a rated operating capacity of 665 pounds and a tipping load of 1,900 pounds.

Western Global is launching its Easy Money campaign for rental companies at The Rental Show. This educational program provides rental stores with marketing resources to increase profits and maximize their investment in fuel tanks for their fleet.

The principle behind Easy Money is simple. Most machinery in rental fleets consumes diesel, whether you are renting pumps, earthmoving equipment, forklifts, cranes, generators or heaters and cooling equipment. This poses an opportunity to upsell a fuel tank for additional revenue and increased site share on each project.

"Having worked with hundreds of rental companies over the past 16 years, I've found that the response to unconventional revenue ideas are varied, but it usually comes down to the ROI," explains Tim Doling, Key Accounts Manager for Western Global. "Rental companies are looking for assets that yield high return, require minimal maintenance and are rentable across multiple markets. Fuel tanks fit that description perfectly."

In addition, the company is launching new diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) solutions to help customers with fleets that include Tier 4 equipment. The ABBI Blue combines mobile refuelling capabilities with DEF storage into one convenient unit. It has a 395-gallon compartment for fuel and a 42-gallon compartment for DEF; separate compartments maintain purity. The ABBI Blue is mounted to a DOT-approved highway trailer with electric brakes for easy transportation to and around jobsites. Like all Western Global tanks, it is double-walled and has a lockable equipment cabinet for security.

Another new DEF solution is the TransCube 04TCG-DEF. Like other tanks in the TransCube family, it is double-walled and transportable when full, with load-lifting eyes and forklift pockets for easy handling.

Ring-O-Matic FT150 vacuum excavation unit.

Ring-O-Matic's new compact vacuum-excavator unit, the FT150, gives rental agencies and startup contractors an economical, versatile hydro-excavator to use on jobsites too small for typical vac-ex rigs. The Ring-O-Matic FT150 with 150-gallon spoils tank mounts easily in the bed of a pickup or can be mounted to a skid steer via an attachment plate for easy access even in the tight confines of many urban residential properties. The FT150 is also well-suited to the entry-level contractor who needs a versatile yet economical hydro-excavator.

Kubota Engine has introduced a 1,000-hour oil change interval for its D1005-E4BG and D1105-E4BG – 1,800 rpm engines for light tower applications. The solution answers light tower customers' needs of reducing their total cost of ownership through lower maintenance costs. The D1105-E4BG engine will be one of the items on display by Kubota at The Rental Show. 

Through years of experience as an engine supplier for light tower applications, Kubota has determined that its select engine models could operate efficiently beyond the existing 750-hour interval limit without any changes to the engine design. Conditions will apply, including use of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and API CK-4 grade oil, as well as load and duty cycle limits.

Kubota will also display its new Z482-E4BG engine, which was specifically designed for LED light towers, as well as the Lowboy Pro GL14000 generator at The Rental Show.

The Tier 4 certified and Stage V ready Z482-E4BG engine is the only two-cylinder, watercooled diesel engine in its size class to perform at 1,800 rpm.  Delivering 3.8 kW of continuous output and 4.2 kW of stand-by output, it provides consistent performance with low maintenance – even with the lighter power draw of LED lighting. Weighing in at 172 pounds, the compact Z482-E4BG rides on virtually any trailer. Kubota also offers the engine in a 1,500 rpm option, providing 3.3 kW of continuous power and 3.6 kW of stand-by output.  

The LowboyPro GL14000 is a 60Hz, 14 kVA single-phase generator that is Tier 4 certified. It is powered by Kubota's D902 diesel engine and the company says it is much quieter than similar generators, with noise levels as low as 65 dB while running.

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