Four-Wheel Steering
A new telehandler, to be introduced at the 2006 World of Concrete, is designed with features for use in a variety of applications where compact size and maneuverability are highly valued, says the manufacturer. It has a lifting height up to 23 ft with a maximum capacity of 6,600 lb and a forward reach of 12.8 ft. For maneuverability on crowded or unimproved job sites, the four-wheel steering can be used for circle steer or crab steer, or the machine can be steered with the front wheels alone. JLG Industries Inc.; 240/420-8726;

Dual Power
Manufacturer introduces the new 657G wheel tractor-scraper with ACERT Technology, new cooling system, enhanced cab and easy service. The C18 engine in the tractor is rated at 600/564 hp and the C15 engine in the scraper is rated at 451/410 hp. Dual power capabilities enable the engines to produce more power in higher gear ranges for improved gradeability and reduced cycle times. The 657G will replace the 675 E model. Caterpillar; 309/675-4693;

Concrete Pump
Proportional Volume Control
The new PS 120 City Pump model can be mounted on a Sterling, Ford, Freightliner, GMC and any other suitable chassis of the same class. The PS 120 pump cell is rated at 120-cu-yd an hour capacity. It features a radio remote control with proportional volume control, giving the operator infinite flow control for pours requiring large flow or placing the concrete in small forms at a very slow rate. Pumpstar; 580/548-2723;

Skid Steer
Improved Drive Control
Two new skid-steer loaders will be on display at the upcoming World of Concrete. Models 2026 and 2041 feature SAE rated operating loads of 1,050 and 1,350 lb, respectively. They both include new air cleaner and hydraulic filter systems, improved drive control with a 25% control effort reduction, heavier ROPS hand holds for easier entry as well as a new engine cover and rear door. Model 2026 is the smallest unit in the line in terms of dimensions, but remains strong with 35 hp at 2,600 rpm. Equipped with as small as a 48-in. bucket , the unit is compact enough to fit through most fence gates. Mustang Manufacturing Co Inc.; 507/451-8209;