New product announcements: 07/15/2009 Upgraded Tractor-Scraper: More Power The G Series of the 613 Wheel Tractor-Scraper features several upgrades to its design, including increases in powertrain efficiency, rim pull, elevator speed and travel speed. The 613G has a 11-cu-yd capacity and is able to cut and fill, finish grade, stockpile and condition material. A new safety valve prevents accidental articulation when the operator is entering or exiting the cab while holding the steering wheel. Caterpillar; 309-675-1000; www.cat.com Compact Press Tool: Small Size and Better Battery Life The Model RP 210-B press tool is the smallest tool in the RIDGID line. The
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.