Articulated Boom
Mounts to Trailer

Genie Industries; 425/556-6511;

Construction Lasers
Wireless Remote

Trimble Navigation; 408/481-8000;

Durable Eureka Paving Bricks
Creates Interesting Patterns

Acme Brick Co.; 800/792-1234;

Parabolic Design

Metal Forms Corp.; 414/964-4550;

Improved Pipelayer
New Engine

Caterpillar Inc.; 309/675-8995;


The TZ-50 trailer-mounted articulated boom is designed to accommodate the needs of both domestic and international marketplaces. It has a working height of 55 ft, 6 in. and 29 ft, 2 in. of working outreach. The new model also features a 500-lb platform capacity throughout its entire working envelope. Weighing 4,350 lb, the unit tows easily behind nearly any vehicle with a 2-in. ball and a Class 3 hitch. Two new grade laser transmitter products�Spectra Precision Laser GL742 and GL762�extend the capabilities of the Spectra Precision Laser GL 700 series for grade control and general construction. Both units feature long-range wireless radio remote controls that allow the operator to remotely change grade up to a 230-meter radius range from within the cab. Eureka pavers are designed for landscape and paving applications. They provide a durable, colorfast alternative to concrete paving, says the maker. Eureka pavers are available in five colors and are manufactured to meet ASTM specifications C902 (low-to-medium traffic) and C1272 (heavy-vehicular traffic). They come in three types of edges�square, chamfered (beveled) or lugged, and in modular or in full 8-in. sizes. Eureka pavers can be installed in many interesting patterns and in creative approaches. A new truss screed product, Mighty Lite, features an innovative parabolic design that provides strength without adding weight. A steel frame is combined with an aluminum backbone and blades for the optimum combination of strength and lightness, the manufacturer says. Weighing 7.5 lb, the Mighty Lite can be transported around any job site. It will even operate on plastic forms (Poly Meta Forms) allowing for cost-effective concrete finishing, says the provider. It adjusts to variable width pours with 5-ft and 10-ft sections that can be assembled in the field. The screed is low maintenance with modular parts and components for easy placement. A new electronically controlled engine with more power and reduced emissions is one of many features on the new 561N pipelayer, which replaces model 561M. It also is equipped with new finger tip controls and better viewing area for the operator as well as improved serviceability. The 561N pipelayer has a 40,000-lb lift capacity and is the smallest of the company"s pipelayers. It retains many valued features such as hydraulic drawworks, two-speed load line and extendible counterweight.