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The Dominator line of truck cranes now includes hydraulic telescoping cranes with air compressors that can be integrated into the new Dodge 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis as well as the Sterling Bullet chassis. Unlike truck-mounted electrical cranes, the hydraulic Dominator can lift more than 6,000 lb and can be used repeatedly without straining the vehicle. Features remote start/stop and high-idle operation. Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.; 800-554-4421; www.imt.com
Engine Usage Monitor: Wireless
Once installed, the ST-550 can monitor the usage, idle time, fuel consumption and service alerts of any diesel engine. The unit uses a low-power radio frequency for “drive-by” data transfer effective at over 100 yd. When used in conjunction with equipment management systems, data from the ST-550 can be regularly collected for use in operations reports and automatically-generated usage logs. OEM Data Delivery; 203-929-8431; www.oemdd.com
The PTX Eco Smart finishing machine can produce a number of different fine surfaces, including matte, satin and mirror finishes on steel, stainless steel and nonferrous metals. Polishing wheels can be quickly swapped out for grinding wheels to remove welds, deep scratches, rust or paint, without the need of extra tools to change them. The finned, rigid-rubber design of the rotating shaft greatly reduces overall vibration. CS Unitec; 800-700-5919; www.csunitec.com
Polyester geogrid: No Edge Connections Needed
StrataGrid geogrid fabric is intended for geotechnical applications including segmental retaining walls and slope soil reinforcement. The geogrid fabric is comprised of knitted polyester yarn, which the manufacturer claims lies flatter and is less likely to curl up than polyethylene-based geogrids, once unrolled. The mats require no end-to-end splicing or connections. StrataGrid geogrid is available in a variety of widths and aperture sizes, including extra-wide 18 ft by 600 ft mats. Strata Systems Inc.; 800-680-7750; www.geogrid.com
Quieter Power: Sound-Attenuated
Cummins Tier 3 generator sets are available in 100, 125 and 150 kW versions, and include sound absorption and redesigned airflow for quieter operation, with the 100 kW model producing only 67.5 dB(A) at 23 ft. Made of either steel or aluminum, these generator sets are powered by QSB7 diesel engines with expanded air cooling that can run in 127° F heat. All sets feature built-in forklift pockets and two-point lifting brackets. Cummins Power Generation; 800-888-6626; www.cumminspower.com
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Florida Dept. of Transportation investigators are assessing damage to the Pensacola Bay Bridge, which sustained multiple impacts from two construction barges unmoored by Hurricane Sally’s storm-driven waves on Sept. 15.