The M-450 HEK Modular System consists of a mast, ground frame and basic drive unit, which can be combined with various adapters to make mast-climbing platforms, transport platforms and material hoists. The twin mast-climbing platform configuration seen above and at right has a payload capacity of 2,970 kg and a length of 30 m. The twin-mast transport setup (left) has four different platform sizes with capacities ranging from 900 kg to 2,000 kg. Alimak Hek; 713-640-8500; www.alimakhek.com
The Monster Piano Box is designed to withstand all kinds of abuse and has a tubular steel frame and a four-point crane lift system. The lid has a three-point latch method and a drill-resistant lock to prevent break-ins, while the Power Pass electrical pass-through grommet allows tools in the box to be charged while it is locked. The Piano Box has a 48-cu-ft total storage capacity with two removable shelves over the lower buckets. Knaack Manufacturing Co.; 800-456-7865; www.knaack.com
The design of RAXTAR passenger and materials hoists allows for a mast climber and hoist to operate on the same mast. The lifting cages themselves are comprised of light materials, and can be mounted on either side of the mast. They are operated by a joystick, electronic panel or can be driverless, while the Flex-Drive system allows for smooth operation, reducing wear on the mechanical components. The passenger and materials hoists have a payload capacity of up to 7,000 lb, with a lifting speed of up to 300 ft per minute and a standard lifting height of 660 ft, with higher options available. Hydro-Mobile; 888-484-9376; www.hydro-mobile.comOCK-DOWN is a water-based, low-VOC epoxy-bonding primer intended for concrete surfaces. The manufacturer claims it can increase topcoat adhesion by up to 50%. It is designed to penetrate into the concrete’s pores, creating a surface that can be painted after only eight hours of drying. It is able to cover up to 500 sq ft per gallon on smooth concrete floors, or 250 sq ft on broom-finished concrete. he Odyssey II brake controller can handle light to heavy applications, including 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-brake systems. It features four adjustable preset power settings, as well as a pressure-sensitive switch for manual trailer brake activation for greater control. The Odyssey II is more compact than previous models, with a custom mounting bracket and mating harness included. Bright LEDs indicate preset selections as well as the pressure applied to the manual breaking switch.