Light Tower: Built-In Generator

The WCDE-4-20KW-4X500LTL-LED-CPR-MOD1 mobile light tower also features a 20-kW generator. The telescoping tower has a maximum height of 25 ft and sports four, 400W LEDs producing a total of 208,000 lumens. Its 15-gallon diesel fuel tank can provide more than 200 hours of continuous illumination. The light tower is mounted on a two-wheel towable trailer with the generator encased within a 14-gauge steel compartment. Larson Electronics;

Backhoe Loader: Improved Cab Layout

The Cat 440 backhoe loader has an operating weight of 21,500 lb and is powered by a Cat4.4 Acert engine rated at 116 hp. The backhoe’s load-sensing piston and variable flow pump provide full hydraulic power at any engine rpm. The operator’s station keeps controls for loader and backhoe within reach regardless of which way the operator is facing. Improvements to the controls include a spring-applied, hydraulically released parking brake set to a single button. Caterpillar;

Wheel Loader: High Top Speed

The Deere 324L compact wheel loader has a full-turn top load of 9,766 lb with a maximum dump height of 10 ft, 3 in. The machine is powered by a 73-hp engine that meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards. A hydrostatic transmission provides smooth shifting when moving between work cycles and travel, and the wheel loader boasts a top speed of 23 mph. Designed to maneuver around crowded jobsites, the wheel loader features rear-wheel steering and improved line-of-sight compared with earlier models. Deere Construction & Forestry;

Wire Rope Load Cell: Wireless Connectivity

The COLT2 Clamp On Line Tensionmeter features several improvements over the earlier version of the load cell, including the ability to log local weather conditions and GPS coordinates with recorded data. The load cell is designed for measuring tension on static wire rope lines used in telecommunication towers. The COLT2 can measure tension up to 11,000 lbf on lines up to 1 in. in diameter. It features integrated Bluetooth connectivity to log data into the companion mobile app, which is available for iOS and Android devices. Straightpoint;

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