New product announcements: 05/05/2010 Wheel Loader: Load-Sensing Hydraulics The Hyundai HL770-9 Wheel Loader now features a load-sensing hydraulic system with a variable volume pump. Other improvements over previous models include a fully automatic power-shift transmission with variable shift control, multistage clutch cut-off and an integrated payload system. A larger cab boasts improved visibility and optional joystick seating. It has a 5.5-cu-yd bucket and an integrated rear-view backup camera. The GPS-enabled HI-Mate system allows fleet operators to track fuel efficiency and diagnostics through a Web-based interface. Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.; 847-437-3333; www.hyundaiamericas.com Fire-Stop Collar: Meets Multiple Fire-Safety Ratings The SpecSeal
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.