| || E80 Excavator |
Bobcat Co. of North Dakota recently introduced the new E80 excavator, designed to enhance operator comfort, increase service intervals and add durability. The E80 offers a spacious cab with an operator seat that adjusts six ways and a heating and air conditioning system that has true automobile-style controls. These features have been designed to keep operators who spend many hours in their machines comfortable and productive.
| Commercial CNG Mixer McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. company based in Minnesota, recently unveiled its fi rst commercially manufactured compressed-natural gas concrete mixer. |
The McNeilus CNG-powered mixer meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 heavy-duty engine emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, offering clean-fuel technology to the heavy-duty truck market.
When compared to their diesel engine counterparts, CNG-powered mixers offer lower fuel costs and reduced noise pollution. They are six times cleaner, making them more economical to run and more environmentally friendly than diesel-powered mixers.
The company has applied for a grant with the California South Coast Air Quality Management District, the governing agency on air pollution for the Los Angeles South Coast Air Basin, to modify its prototype truck so it can be commercialized and sold. The project includes conducting a six-month testing program and developing documentation for the truck’s maintenance and operational use.
For more information, go to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
| New Powerfor Commercial Truck Tools Wisconsin-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. recently launched EnPak, an innovative way to power tools on a service truck—cranes, compressors, welders and generators—using up to 30% less fuel. The EnPak powers components with a 27-hp Kubota diesel engine instead of a 300-hp truck engine, power take-off and pump. |
Miller has created a fuel-effi cient product in a single unit that produces electrical and hydraulic power and compressed air for use on service trucks, with a comparable price-point as current power take-off-driven equipment. The product is also compact enough to be easily installed on service trucks.
EnPak distributor QT Equipment of Ohio placed the fi rst two units off the assembly line into the field fleet of a large highway contractor. The setup was a GMC 5500 chassis with a Dominator I body and 3820 telescoping crane, both manufactured by Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc.
QT has produced a demonstration video at www.qtequipment.com.