Mixer Truck: New Engine, Transmission

Mack has updated its Granite line of trucks for concrete-mixing applications. The trucks are now available with a 2017 Mack MP7 11-liter engine and an mDrive HD 14-speed transmission. Both the updated engine and transmission are lighter than earlier models, improving fuel economy. Mack Trucks; www.macktrucks.com 

Portable Generators: Scaled-Down Power

The RP Series of generators is designed for smaller applications in which an economical power source is required. Available in power ratings from 3.6 kW to 7.5 kW, the generators are part of Caterpillar’s new home and outdoor power division; they are intended for professional construction work as well as recreation. Steel frames protect the generators from damage, and auto voltage regulators prevent damage to tools and equipment during use. Caterpillar Inc.; www.cat.com

Thermal Insulation: Designed for Awkward Spaces

HPI-1000 thin insulation can be cut down to create thermal barriers in hard-to-insulate spaces. The silica-based insulation works as a vapor-permeable thermal barrier; when applied at a thickness of 1 in., it provides an R value of 9.6. The product was featured at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held in Los Angeles on Oct. 5-7. Dow Corning; www.dowcorning.com

Cordless Framing Saw: Integrated Guide Rail

The HKC 55 Cordless Saw features an integrated guide rail to speed up cuts for framing and other carpentry applications. The retracting guide rail allows for exact cuts to be made repeatedly in dimensional lumber and sheet without having to set the tool up on a sawhorse. The saw runs on an 18V battery and is also available as a corded model. The saw’s pendulum cover retracts when the rail is attached. The rail can be adjusted to fixed angles, allowing for the circular saw to make repeated miter cuts. Festool USA; www.festoolusa.com

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