New product announcements: 11/25/2009 Balance the Load: Spread-Axle Trailer The Equalizer is a nitrogen-assisted dampening system now integrated into Talbert 55SA and 60SA spread-axle heavy-load trailers. The system is able to hydraulically transfer loads in all terrain conditions. It provides proportional weight distribution for each axle grouping to reduce stress on loads. Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.; 800-348-5232; www.talbertmfg.com Getting Down: Controlled-Descent Rescue Device The Miller SafEscape ELITE Rescue/Descent Device is a controlled-descent device that is rated for one or two users at a time. Designed for use in rescue situations from elevated heights, with custom-designed kits for wind-energy and tower-crane applications.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan