New product announcements:   11/26/2008
Telescoping Boom: Staying Balanced Telescoping Boom: Staying Balanced

The S-85 Model of telescoping booms includes several new features, including fixed-width axles for simpler transport and setup and a virtual pivot boom system, which keeps the weight of the boom over the chassis while it elevates, reducing the need for extra counterweights. The 80-ft boom of the S-85 can extend to fully elevated in 68 seconds and new boom sensors keep it smooth. Genie Industries Inc.; 800-536-1800;

Field Controller: Log Survey Data, Snap PhotosField Controller: Log Survey Data, Snap Photos Field Controller: Log Survey Data, Snap Photos

The FC-2500 Field Controller is a rugged, waterproof surveying tool which features a 624-MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM and 2 GB of flash memory storage. It has a 5.17-megapixel camera which can be used to log images along with more traditional surveying data. An optional radio add-on allows it to interface with robotic total stations. Topcon Positioning Systems; 925-245-8300;

Concrete Panning and Finishing: Heavy-Duty Concrete Panning and Finishing: Heavy-Duty

The Mechanical Super Pro 415 Mechanical-Drive Riding Trowel is powered by a 45-hp air-cooled gasoline engine with a centrifugal clutch. It employs two 46-in.-dia, 5-blade rotors capable of 145 rpm for panning and finishing of concrete. The MSP 415 has an electrically powered spray system controlled by a joystick for the application of retardant, and the flip-up seat and removable screens allow for easy maintenance access to the engine, clutch and drive line. Allen Engineering Corp.; 800-643-0095;

Rebar Detector: Accurate Sensing Rebar Detector: Accurate Sensing Rebar Detector: Accurate Sensing

The Profoscope is a rebar detector and covermeter for finding rebar in concrete. It not only locates rebar, but measures cover depth and rebar diameter. The small, lightweight unit has no connection cables and can be operated with one hand. It has a large LCD display and also provides audible feedback about the location of rebar. The unit is able to differentiate between being directly over rebar and being between two of them. Proceq SA; 724-512-0330;