Cooling Vest: Chilled Inserts Maintain Comfort

Ergodyne’s lightweight phase-change cooling vest uses cooling packs that can be chilled in a freezer or cooler to keep the vest at 59° F for up to two hours at a time. The vest can be worn under PPE and other protective gear, and the grid pattern on the cooling packs allows for greater freedom of movement. The vest weighs only 4 lb when using the cooling packs. Ergodyne; 

Hammer Drill-Driver: Bluetooth Connectivity

The Bosch GSB18V-535C brushless 1⁄2-in. hammer drill-driver runs on an 18V battery and features integrated Bluetooth connectivity. The tool can be paired with the Bosch Toolbox smartphone app to monitor battery levels as well as adjust the kickback control settings. The hammer drill-driver can deliver up to 535 in.-lb of torque. Other improvements over earlier models include a more ergonomic handle and a larger belt clip. Bosch;

SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer: Extension Improves Access

Milwaukee’s PLUS-LOK extensions provide greater reach when using SDS-Plus bits. The extensions can be used in any hole 7⁄8-in. or larger and are compatible with all Milwaukee SDS-Plus rotary hammers and accessories. The extended reach allows for drilling in locations normally inaccessible to rotary hammers, such as when drilling holes for concrete anchor installation. By using the extension, standard bits can be used rather than longer bits that can break or wear out. Milwaukee Tool;

Compact Track Loader: Land Management Model

The Cat 299D2 XHP land-management compact track loader is designed specifically for land-clearing applications. This includes work such as site preparation, utility right-of-way clearing, forest management and road maintenance. The CTL is powered by a Cat C3.8 engine that can deliver 110 gross hp and features a high-flow, high-pressure hydraulic system to drive a range of attachments. It sports a 55.1-gallon fuel tank, 80% larger than the tank on the standard 299D2 XHP CTL, ensuring the machine can work uninterrupted for 11 to 12 hours at a time. Caterpillar;

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