New product announcements:  04/29/2009
Handheld Concrete smoothing: Vibrating Screed Handheld Concrete Smoothing: Vibrating Screed The Stone Screed Bull is a handheld vibrating concrete screed line. It is available in two versions, with the 32-lb VSB80 able to handle boards up to 16 ft, and the 25-lb VSB70 able to use 12-ft boards. The screeds are able to handle 2-in. to 9-in. slumps. The aluminum screed boards are available in sizes starting at 4-ft, and are triangularly shaped for stability. Boards are held in place by two screws and can be changed quickly. The vibration system is fully enclosed for lower maintenance. Stone Construction Equipment Inc.; 585-229-5141;
Rip and Tear: Redesigned Demolition Shears Rip and Tear: Redesigned Demolition Shears The S320B, S325B and S340B are three new additions to Cat’s line of demolition shears. They feature a redesigned lower jaw with a wider opening for better gripping, and improved hydraulic power with a cutting pressure of 5,075 psi. They have a 360° hydraulic-rotation system for full control and the flat-edge jaw design compresses debris for easier cutting. The wider opening improves operator visibility. Caterpillar Inc. 309-675-1000;
High-Reaching Excavator: Long Modular Boom High-Reaching Excavator: Long Modular Boom The EC360CHR Ultra High-Reach demolition boom features a modular boom, hydraulically tilting cab and a hydraulically variable undercarriage. It has a 89-ft maximum reach at its pin and is able to work in four boom configurations. The cab can tilt up to 30° to provide the operator with a better view while working at long reach. Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.; 828-650-2000;