Cable Push System
Push/Pull Action

Wire Feeder
Suitcase Design

Traction Hoist
Simplified Operation


PD3 Basket Assembly
Optimizes the Use of Steel

Skid Steer Loader
Vertical Lift Design

Large Hydraulic Breaker
More Than Seven Tons

The HB 7000 hydraulic breaker attachment boasts a service weight of more than seven tons, making it suitable for primary and secondary quarry breaking, demolition, tunneling, trenching and foundation work. With a maximum hydraulic flow of 119 gpm at 2,610 psi of pressure, the breaker delivers an impact rate of up to 450 bpm. The unit uses a working tool of 8.27 in. in diameter at working lengths up to 46 in. Available in three lengths for a variety of applications, the HB 7000 tool options include a moil point, flat chisel and blunt tool. Atlas Copco Construction Tools Inc.; 413/746-0020;

Concrete Vibrator
Only 6.4 Pounds

The MGX-Series concrete vibrators are lightweight and handheld units. They are designed for short pours, small walls and footings, offering concrete contractors a cost-effective alternative to larger, more expensive units. The series is offered in two models with six head sizes ranging from 0.9 in. to 1 in. The 280-Watt MGX-1 and MGX-2 models each weigh 6.4 lb. Multiquip Inc.; 800/421-1244;

Track-Type Tractors

The new T-Series track-type tractors include models D8T, D9T and D10T. They are powered by Cat engines with ACERT Technology that meet EPA Tier 3 and European Union Stage IIIa exhaust emissions regulations. All three machines are equipped with efficient, low-emissions engines and controllers; operators’ stations with improved comfort as well as durable and solid structures. Caterpillar Inc.; 309/675-4693;

Anti-Corrosion Formula
Protect Moving Parts

Vacuum System
Small Jobs

A new air-assisted cable push system, called Air-Trak MD, allows contractors to make quick installations of mini ducts and micro fiber cables, says the maker. Features such as its patented load-sensing system, which monitors and controls the push force during installation, helps prevent duct or cable damage. Available as a mini duct/micro cable-ready system, the Air-Trak MD can easily be converted into a traditional HD system for installing conventional optical fiber cables into larger HDPE duct systems. Arnco Corp.; 800/321-7914; Weighing 35 lb, the new SuitCase X-Treme 12 VS Voltage-sensing wire feeder is designed to improve wire welding performance in portable applications. It offers improved short circuit MIG welding performance and an improved contractor for higher duty cycle (now 425 amps at 60%). One side of the feeder features molded-in slide rails, so operators can literally drag the feeder like it is on a leash and they will not damage the case. Miller Electric Mfg. Co.;; 800/426-4553 Manufacturer introduces a revolutionary powered traction hoist�the SC1000. It has a load-sensitive traction feature that applies only the traction needed to lift a load, not the full capacity of the hoist. With a voltage range of 170 to 229 Volts, this fully featured hoist operates longer at lower voltage than any hoist on the market, the maker claims. Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC; 206/577-0133; Manufacturer introduces the industry�s first all-steel, factory debonded geometric plate dowel basket for slab-on-ground applications. The PD3 Basket Assembly is used in a strategic reinforcement floor design to promote saw-cut contraction joint activation. Its dowel shape permits movement parallel and perpendicular to the joint when the saw cut activates, eliminating restraint of the concrete and allowing both panels to move independently while providing positive load transfer. PNA Construction Technologies Inc.; 800/542-0214; The SK1026-5 is the manufacturer�s newest and largest skid steer loader. The 8,068-lb unit is powered by Komatsu�s turbocharged and fuel-efficient S4D98E-2NFD diesel engine, running 84 hp at 2,500 rpm. Features include a hydraulic self-leveling bucket with 5,400 lb of breakout force. Also, a vertical lift loader arm design helps keep the load steady through the lifting cycle and allows for maximum bucket reach at full dump height. Komatsu America Corp.; 847/970-5815; Company introduces Castrol Pyroplex Protection ES, an anti-corrosion formula, extended service grease formulated to shield against salt-related corrosion. The product is a synthetic, lithium complex grease designed for on-highway and off-road environments. It is suitable for salt-spreaders, trucks and other heavy-duty equipment. Castrol Pyroplex Protection ES is a grease that can be used for harsh winter road conditions. Its stay-in-place ability, combined with mobility and high-pressure performance, enables the product to extend service intervals and reduce wear and tear on moving parts. In tests, Castro Pyroplex Protection ES prevented bearing corrosion in a concentrated sodium-chloride-solution, non-standard, increased-severity Emcor Test. Lubricants Americas; 800/777-1466; Powered by a 24-hp Honda gasoline engine, this small portable vacuum system is designed for potholing, soil excavation and other wet or dry vacuum applications. The VSK100G/D, a 100-gallon unit, will fit in any half-ton pickup truck and is easily transportable to and from the jobsite. The system is available with a 30-hp liquid cooled diesel option and uses a 575-cfm blower to generate air velocities of 120 mph. A 2.6-gpm water pump is used for digging with either the water lance or reduction tool. McLaughlin Boring Systems; 800/435-9340;