Power Hammer
More Breakout Force
The new H140D, 103.9-in. hydraulic-hammer attachment is 30% more productive and energy efficient than previous models from the manufacturer. It produces 350-600 blows per minute with an impact energy rating of 3,155 ft-lb and has an operating weight of 5,182 lb. According to the manufacturer, the redesigned hammer attachment is best matched with CAT excavator models 322C, 325C, 330C, as well as other comparably sized machines. Caterpillar Inc.; 309/675-1000; www.cat.com

Articulated Hauler
Compact Wheelbase
The new A25D 4x4 articulated dump truck sports a payload capacity of 26.5 tons and top speed of 32.9 mph. Its heaped load capacity is 17 cu yd. The hauler’s slim design allows it to complete a 180° turn in 31.2 ft of space within 25 seconds, says the manufacturer. An in-line, six-cylinder diesel engine provides 306 hp at 2,000 rpm. Gross vehicle weight is 92,829 lb. Volvo Construction Equipment; 828/650-2000; www.volvoce.com

Telehandler Truss Boom
4,000-lb Capacity
Manufacturer introduces new jib-and-winch attachment designed for use with Sky Trak and Lull-type telescopic handlers. It features a 4,000-lb lift capacity, hydraulic motor control and 600-lb operating weight. OmniQuip Textron; 262/268-3111; www.omniquip.com

Contractor Gloves
Silicone Grips
Power tool manufacturer unveils a new line of professional work gloves designed specifically for contractors and general laborers. The gloves have padded palms with "memory foam" insets that provide vibration absorption and help reduce fatigue. Silicone finger pads increase gripping power, while reinforced fingertips enhance durability. Hook-and-loop wrist cuffs ensure a secure fit. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.; 262/729-3878; www.milwaukeetools.com

Wheel Loader
Simplified Ops
Heavy-equipment maker updates operator-control, power-train and maintenance features in its new 500E-series rubber-tire wheel loaders with bucket capacities ranging from 2.0-5.9 cu yd. A single-lever, direct-hydraulic joystick gives fingertip control to operators and a joystick button feathers down-shifting functions on the unit’s new electronically controlled transmission. Engine cowlings tilt up for easy service. Dressta North America; 877/362-2001; www.dresstanorthamerica.com