Mini Loader
Detachable Platform
The new MT52 mini track loader with a 520-lb rated operating capacity is designed for jobs where a skid-steer loader is too big and shovels and wheelbarrows are too small. This 6-ft-long, 3-ft-wide unit is the only model on the market that features a detachable ride-on platform option, the company says. It also is equipped with a new user-friendly control system. The direction and speed of the unit are now controlled by one multi-function handle instead of two independent hand levers. Bobcat Co., a unit of Ingersoll-Rand; 866/823-7898;

Pocket Bid
Handheld Estimating Product
Pocket Bid for the Pocket PC allows the contractor to perform a complete estimate, generate a bill of materials and produce a final price, right on the jobsite. It will run on any portable device that uses Microsoft’s Pocket PC 2002 operating system or its successor, the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system. Pocket Bid can be synchronized with Accubid desktop estimating solution, Accubid Pro, BidWinner Plus, Bid Winner or Power Bid. Accubid Systems; 800/222-8243;

Cuts Pipe and Structural Steel
Manufacturer introduces a portable electric hacksaw, model 5 1215 0070. The 13-lb tool is suitable for onsite cutting of pipe, structural steel or tanks, including pipe repair and demolition applications. The hacksaw is designed to cut pipe up to 24 in. outside diameter in one pass. It also can be used manually or with a variety of clamps for pipe or profiles. The compact design of this model makes it easy to use in confined spaces, according to the manufacturer. Heavy-duty saw blades from 8 in. to 37 in. long are available as well. CS Unitec Inc.; 800/700-5919;

Highway Noise Barrier
With Eye Appeal
This noise barrier system reduces highway traffic noise up to 80%, claims the maker. The aesthetic appeal of the product also makes it suitable for amphitheaters, sports complexes, airports and other noise-generating sites. The barrier is a fac-tory-assembled panel system of clear polycarbonate plastic blocks enclosed in noise-trapping bezels and mounted in a steel frame. The panels are 5 in. thick and are available in modular sizes to produce walls over 30 ft high. Quilite International; 310/641-7701;