This versatile 4-1/2-in. cordless cut-off and grinding tool is powered by the manufacturer’s 18-volt battery system. Model DC410KA produces 350 maximum watts and is suitable for maintenance crews, mechanical contractors, concrete formers, iron workers, glaziers, commercial floor installers, highway workers and other professionals. DeWALT; 800/433-9258;

Skid-Steer Loaders
Engine Upgrades

Komatsu America Corp.; 847/970-5615;

G2 Auger-Boring Machine
Quik-Trak Fast-Return System

The new 48-900G2 auger-boring machine features a hydraulic/electric clutch system that allows the operator to shift with ease and stay with the machine while the auger is in motion. The machine automatically engages the tracks when set into place so there are no hook rollers to be fastened down. It is available with the new Quik-Trac system, which permits the unit to move at 77 ft per minute and develop 10,000 lb of thrust and pull force. American Augers Inc.; 800/324-4930;

Redesign Remote Controls

Compaction America; 309/853-3571;

Landscape Rake
Versatile Attachment

Manufacturer of underground construction equipment introduces a new versatile landscape rake that attaches to all standard mini skid steers and is available for the Bobcat MT50. This attachment can be used to fill, mix, grade, clean pulverize and spread materials. The soil prep tines allow surface preparation to a depth of 1 1/2 in., the maker says. A deeper soil preparation to 5 in. is available with replaceable tilling tines. Also featured is a removable catch basket that collects rocks, twigs and other debris. McLaughlin Mfg. Co.; 800/435-9340;

Skid-steer loaders SK818-5 and SK820-5 have been upgraded with Tier 2-compliant engines. The SSL line, which currently consists of five models, meets Tier 2 EPA emissions regulations. They range from 47 to 83 hp (turbocharged) with operating capacities reaching 2,200 lb. Skid steers SK818-5 and SK820-5 are the first two units to feature a vertical lift loader arm designed to keep the load steady through the lifting cycle. Manufacturer introduces redesigned remote controls for its BPH80/65S reversible plate and BMP851 multipurpose compactors. Built to enhance operator comfort, the new lightweight models weigh only 3.5 lb compared to the previous 6-lb design. The controls are secured to the operator using a waist belt, an improvement over previous neck-strap harnesses, the maker says. The new units are constructed with heavy-duty, impact-resistant composite plastic and include extra-capacity batteries that now offer up to 100 hours of operation on a single charge.