New product announcements:   05/05/2010
Wheel Loader: Load-Sensing Hydraulics 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;

Fire-Stop Collar: Meets Multiple Fire-Safety Ratings Fire-Stop Collar: Meets Multiple Fire-Safety Ratings

The SpecSeal T-Collar Penetrant Heat Sinking Device is a collar for pipes and conduits that is designed to meet IBC, NFPA Life Safety Code and Uniform Fire Code “T” and “F” ratings for up to two hours. The collar is installed like a traditional fire-stop collar and requires no ampacity derating. It can be installed on top of floors or on both sides of a wall.
Specified Technologies Inc.; 800-992-1180;

Equipment Security Cable: Locking Mechanism Requires Only One Key Equipment Security Cable: Locking Mechanism Requires Only One Key

Designed specifically for contractors, the Skyd Cable is a retractable cable system designed to secure equipment and tools in a truck bed. The welded-aluminum box unit is mounted in the truck bed and features a retractable, 20-ft-long, 3⁄8-in. braided-steel, vinyl-coated cable. The included equipment locks have no internal locking mechanism; instead, they are locked by threading the cable through them. Multiple locks can be threaded onto one cable, and only one key is needed to unlock the entire cable. The cable spool is designed to prevent snap-back during retraction.
Skyd Cable Systems; 410-800-4819;