Hammer Drill-driver: Built-in Kickback Prevention
The HDH361BN 36V 1⁄2-in. Cordless Hammer Drill-Driver is capable of delivering 50 ft-lb of torque. When in hammer mode, the tool can deliver up to 24,000 bpm. The drill mode has two variable speeds: 1,800 rpm, for small-diameter bits, and 420 rpm, for larger-diameter bits. An electronic kickback-prevention sensor turns off the motor if the tool is binding up. Weighing only 7.56 lb, the tool has a length of only 9.75 in. for easier use in tight spaces. The side handle has 360° of rotation with 23 locking positions.
Telehandler: Lower-Horsepower Engine Avoids Aftertreatment
The Genie GTH-844 Telehandler is now available with a 74-hp Deutz diesel engine. The 3.7-liter turbocharged engine is capable of delivering 287 ft-lb of torque, offering similar performance to higher-horsepower engines. While still available with the 99-hp engine, the 74-hp telehandler model does not require an emissions aftertreatment system to meet Tier 4 Final standards, eliminating the need for diesel-emissions fluid or a diesel-particulate filter. The new telehandler model also includes new Dana axles, with gear ratios matched to the new engines. The GTH-844 has a 4-ton lifting capacity, with a maximum lift height of 43 ft, 10 in., and a maximum forward reach of 28 ft, 2 in.
Genie, a Terex Brand; www.genielift.com
Wheel Loader: Passive Regeneration Saves Times
The WA600-8 Wheel Loader runs on a Tier 4 Final engine that uses 13% less fuel than the Tier 3 model. The bucket size has been increased to 9.2 cu yd, with a new geometry for easier loading. The engine’s aftertreatment system uses a diesel-particulate filter, with 98% of regeneration is performed passively, according to the manufacturer. Electronic torque control and a lockup toque converter optimize engine torque, boosting performance in acceleration, hill-climbing and fuel economy. KOMTRAX telematics is a standard feature.
Komatsu America; www.komatsuamerica.com
Outrigger Pads: Highly Durable
FiberMax Dunnage Outrigger Pads are designed to provide safe ground-bearing pressure when concrete-boom trucks or mobile cranes are working in poor ground conditions. The pads are available in two thicknesses: The 0.75-in.-thick pads have a crush rating of 2,000 psi, with a rated capacity of 100 tons, while the 1.5-in. pads have a crush rating of 2,500 psi and a rated capacity of 125 tons. The highly durable outrigger pads can withstand harsh environments and have a much longer life span than wooden pads.